Fresh Express recalls salad products due to potential health risk from Cyclospora

Salad Recall

The Rhode Island Department of Health put out a notice Tuesday advising consumers that Fresh Express is recalling salad products due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora.

These products that are being recalled contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrot ingredients.

The recalled items were distributed to select retail stores in Rhode Island and Massachusetts between June 6 and June 28, RIDOH says

The recalled items are clearly marked with the letter “z” at the beginning of the product code which is located in the upper right hand corner of the front of the package.

According to RIDOH, products containing the ingredients iceburg lettuce, red cabbage, and/or carrots displaying the Product code Z178 or a lower number are recalled.

Fresh Express salad products are sold under different brand names, such as Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee (pictured above), Little Salad Bar, Marketside, Signature Farms, and Wholesome Pantry.

RIDOH says Cyclosporiasis is an illness that affects the intestines and is caused by the Cyclospora parasite.

Symptoms include watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps, nausea, and fatigue.

Call your doctor if you believe if you’ve consumed these products recently and feel that you have Cyclospora.

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