Fresh Express is Recalling Some Salad Products
I had never heard of the term cyclospora until today and now I wish I didn't know what it was. Trust me when I say, that according to the description posted by the FDA, it's something you don't want to know about either. However, as they say, knowledge is power, so here's the information.
Fresh Express has announced that they are recalling a limited quantity of Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad as a precautionary measure due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora. The FDA says Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal infection caused by the Cyclospora parasite. Common symptoms of Cyclosporiasis include severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, body aches and fatigue. (See, I told you it was something you don't want to know about.)
The recalled products include:
- Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad: 12-ounce, UPC Code 6 81131 32894 4
- Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad: 24-ounce, UPC Code 6 81131 32895 1
- Best-If-Used-By-Date: May 19 through July 04
- The products were distributed to select stores in Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
If you have any of these salad products, DON'T EAT IT. If you've got any questions or if you want a refund, you can call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at (800) 242-5472. Click here to find out more.