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Fresh Express Hit With Lawsuits for Salad Parasite Infection

Fresh Express Hit With Lawsuits for Salad Parasite Infection

July 15, 2020 — At least a dozen lawsuits have been filed against Fresh Express and several grocery stores by people who were infected with Cyclospora parasites after eating bagged salads.

One of the most recent salad Cyclospora lawsuits was filed by a man from Illinois who was infected with the parasite after eating a salad from Jewel-Osco.

He soon began suffering from diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating and nausea due to the infection. He was also hospitalized for 6 days at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in a suburb of Chicago.

At least 11 other lawsuits have been filed against Fresh Express, and it is likely that many more will be filed in the coming weeks. More than 500 people have been infected with Cyclospora in the Midwest.

The outbreak has been linked to dozens of salad products manufactured by Fresh Express. The salads were sold at stores like Walmart, ALDI, Giant Eagle, Jewel-Osco, Hy-Vee, and ShopRite.

This is not the first time Fresh Express has been linked to Cyclospora in salad — there was another major outbreak in 2018 linked to salads at McDonald’s with iceberg lettuce and carrots.

Similarly, the 2018 Cyclospora outbreak was linked to the Fresh Express facility in Streamwood, Illinois. McDonald’s responded by changing their salad supplier.

A total of 511 people were infected with Cyclospora, including 24 people who were hospitalized in 15 states. Numerous lawsuits were filed by the victims.

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