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Health alert issued for salads, wraps sold locally

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a public health alert this week for several salads and “wraps” sold between July 15 and 18.

The Fresh Express lettuce products, distributed by Caito Foods, could be contaminated with cyclospora, an intestinal parasite. The parasite’s incubation period ranges from 2 to 14 days.

The products would include “best by” or “sell by” dates of July 18 through 23.

While these products are no longer on store shelves, consumers may have them in their refrigerators still.

The affected products carried by Fred Meyer are chef salad, Caesar chicken salad, chicken cobb salad, turkey cobb salad, chicken Caesar wrap.

The Walgreens products are chef salad with ham and turkey, chicken Caesar salad, Asian salad with chicken, and Santa Fe salad with chicken.

The Trader Joe’s products are Caesar and chicken salad, Chinese chicken salad and chicken tarragon wraps.

The products bear establishment number “EST. 39985 or P-39985” inside or next to the USDA mark of inspection. The items were shipped to distribution centers nationwide.

The problem was discovered when lettuce supplier Fresh Express reported that the chopped romaine used in some of their salads and wraps was being recalled.


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