Alert:Bagged Salad Sickens Hundreds In Several States


People across 11 states have been sickened by bagged salad.

The FDA says a parasite outbreak is linked to Fresh Express bagged salad. The company expanded their recall in June for the salads containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and carrots because of the presence of cyclospora, a microscopic parasite.

The parasite causes diarrhea, loss of appetite and nausea. So far 641 people in 11 states have gotten ill. Officials say 37 people were hospitalized, but there have been no deaths.

Some of the salads were sold under different brand names at Aldi, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, ShopRite and Walmart. The contaminated product was distributed to 31 states.

Meanwhile, aSalmonella outbreakis also being reported in 23 states, so far, with no source being pinpointed yet. Over 212 people have reported being sick. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.

Source:WHIO