December 11, 2019 — At least 8 people have been infected with E. coli after eating Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Kit Salad.
The outbreak involves salad kits with 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.
The CDC outbreak investigation reported illnesses in Minnesota (3), North Dakota (1) and Wisconsin (3).
Three people have been hospitalized, including one person who developed Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), which is a type of kidney failure. No deaths were reported.
The salad kits contain romaine lettuce that was harvested from Salinas, California, but the CDC says this outbreak is not related to the current E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce because it involves a different strain of E. coli O157:H7.
Investigators are still trying to determine what ingredient in the salad kits was contaminated with E. coli.
In the meantime, the CDC is warning consumers to throw the salad away, even if some of the kit was eaten and no one got sick. Furthermore, consumers should Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where the salad kit was stored.
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