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Recall of Chopped Fresh Salad Kit That Has Been Source of Outbreak of E. Coli Poisoning


USA -Eight people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from three states. Information collected to date indicates that Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp chopped salad kits are a likely source of this outbreak, according to CDC.

Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits with this identifying information: UPC 0 71279 30906 4, beginning with lot code Z, and a best-before date up to and including 07DEC19. This information is printed on the front of the bag in the top right corner.

Check your fridge for this salad kit.
Don’t eat it. Throw it away.
Even if some of the kit was eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest away.
Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where the salad kit was stored. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.
Retailers and restaurants should not sell or serve this salad kit.
Take action if you have symptoms of an E. coli infection.

The CDC is still investigating to determine what ingredient in the salad kit was contaminated.

Romaine Lettuce is one of the ingredients but they do not think it is linked to the Salinas California recall. 

More information on this recall here: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/o157h7-12-19/index.html