Salad, wrap products sold at Kroger, Walgreen’s recalled

Marcus Newton
August 2, 2018

This time, a possible parasite contamination in chopped romaine lettuce has triggered a callback of prepared salads and wraps from stores including Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Gordon Food Service and Kroger.

According to Trader Joe's, the company was alerted by a supplier that romaine lettuce found in the meals has the potential to be contaminated with cyclospora.

The products, which were distributed by Caito Foods of Indianapolis, all have "sell by" dates ranging from July 18 to July 23, meaning consumers should check their refrigerators.

The salads and wraps were sold at popular stores such as Trader Joe's, Walgreen's, and Kroger.

The Federal Safety and Inspection Service has issued a health alert over certain meat products over concern for Cyclospora.

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The cyclospora parasite causes intestinal illness as a result of consuming contaminated food or water.

Symptoms of Cyclospora infection include watery diarrhea, loss of appetite and weight, cramping, bloating or increased gas, nausea, fatigue, and low-grade fever.

Although the U.S. Department of Agriculture said no illnesses have been reported, it's possible that some people may have been infected and don't yet realize it.

You can see a full list of products here and images of the labels here. As of Thursday, 286 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclospora infection were reported in people who consumed salads from the fast-food chain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cyclosporiasis can be treated with antibiotics. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. A Walgreens spokesperson told TIME that affected products were available only at a "limited number" of stores in IL, and were immediately pulled from store shelves upon learning of the recall.

In a recorded message, Salinas, Calif. -based Fresh Express said the recall does not affect its retail salad products.

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