July 27, 2020 — An outbreak in bagged salads has sickened 641 other people in 11 states, the FDA says.

The salads had been made by Fresh Express at a plant in Illinois and could also be infected with cyclospora. Fresh Express recalled bagged salads with a product code of Z178 or decrease and a “perfect by” date via July 14. The recall comprises salads with the Fresh Express label and retail retailer manufacturers ALDI Little Salad Bar, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco Signature Farms, ShopRite Wholesome Pantry, and Walmart Marketside.

The merchandise had been bought in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Thirty-seven other people had been hospitalized. Illnesses associated with the salads had been reported in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

An FDA investigation continues, however the company says iceberg lettuce, carrots, and purple cabbage are “pieces of pastime” to the investigation.

The telltale symptom of cyclospora an infection is a large number of foul-smelling, watery diarrhea that comes and is going. Patients incessantly have gas and low-grade fevers or flu-like signs, which will closing for a number of weeks.

People may also be hospitalized for dehydration related to extended diarrhea.

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