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Fresh Express Statement about Recall of a Limited Number of Cases of Expired Products Not Marked or Labeled for Retail Sale:

At Fresh Express, our top priority is providing consumers with the highest quality and safest fresh lettuce and leafy greens products available.

In its investigation, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took several

Although, McDonalds is linked to nearly 300 illnesses, other illnesses may also be linked as recalls expand.  NOTE – FDA and Fresh Express has not yet named other retailers where product was sold.

Fast Facts from the FDA:

  • The FDA, CDC, along with state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert out of an abundance of caution due to concerns about contamination with Cyclospora. The beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products were distributed by Caito Foods LLC, an Indianapolis, Ind. establishment.

The beef, pork and poultry

cyclosporaoutbreak_406x250Food Safety News reports that Texas officials are investigating an increasing number of Cyclospora parasite infections, asking for help from health care providers and warning the public that fresh produce is the possible source.

As of Thursday, 72 cases had been confirmed in the state, said Press Officer Christine Mann. That’s up from the 55

PROTFIG24The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Health Canada to investigate 92 Canadian cases of Cyclospora infections in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec. The source of this outbreak is not yet known, and the Agency and its partners continue to investigate.

The

outbreak_map_2015bCanadians ill too.

As of August 10, 2015 (3pm EDT), CDC had been notified of 457 ill persons with confirmed Cyclospora infection from 29 states in 2015.  Most of these persons—275 (60%) of 457—experienced onset of illness on or after May 1, 2015, and did not have a history of international travel within 2 weeks

cilantroAs of August 3, 2015 (4pm EDT), CDC had been notified of 384 ill persons with confirmed Cyclospora infection from 26 states in 2015.

  • Most (226; 59%) ill persons experienced onset of illness on or after May 1, 2015 and did not report international travel prior to symptom onset.
  • Clusters of illness linked to restaurants

Screen-shot-2010-10-30-at-10_13_31-PMAs of July 30, 2015, the CDC had been notified of 358 ill persons with confirmed Cyclospora infection from 26 states in 2015.

Most (199; 56%) ill persons experienced onset of illness on or after May 1, 2015 and did not report international travel prior to symptom onset.

Clusters of illness linked to restaurants or