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Fresh Express Salad Lawsuit

Fresh Express Salad Lawsuit

Fresh Express recalled bagged salads from Walmart, ALDI, Hy-Vee and other stores after at least 690 people suffered Cyclospora parasite infections in 13 states.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Fresh Express salad induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a Cyclospora parasite infection, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Fresh Express Salad Recall

In June 2020, Fresh Express issued a recall for dozens of types of bagged salad after hundreds of people were infected with Cyclospora parasites.

How Many People Got Sick?

As of August 14, 2020, at least 690 people with Cyclospora infections who ate bagged salad have been reported since May 11, 2020, according to an outbreak investigation from the CDC. Illnesses have been reported from 13 states: Georgia (1), Illinois (209), Iowa (206), Kansas (5), Massachusetts (1), Minnesota (86), Missouri (57) Nebraska (55), North Dakota (6), Ohio (4), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota (13), and Wisconsin (45). The sick person from Georgia ate a bagged salad while traveling in Missouri.

What Salads Were Recalled for Cyclospora?

The bagged salads were produced by Fresh Express at a facility in Streamwood, Illinois. They contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and/or carrot ingredients. The bags are marked with the letter “Z” at the beginning of the product code, followed by the number “178” or lower.

Brand-Names in Fresh Express Salad Recall

The recall involves 90 products under several brand-names, including:

What is Cyclospora?

Cyclospora cayetanensis is a parasite that spreads in feces and causes infections when people eat contaminated food or water. Washing food is unlikely to remove the parasite. Infections cause a gastrointestinal illness where the primary symptom is diarrhea, with frequent bouts of watery bowel movements.

Cyclospora Long-Term Outlook

Diarrhea from a Cyclospora infection can persist for months until it is properly diagnosed and treated. The symptoms may come and go (relapse) many times. It is common to feel extremely tired. In some cases, people must be hospitalized due to severe weight-loss.

Signs & Symptoms of a Cyclospora Infection

Not everyone has symptoms of a Cyclospora parasite infection, but when symptoms do appear, they may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Stomach cramps/pain
  • Bloating
  • Increased gas
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Low-grade fever
  • Other flu-like symptoms

Do I have a Fresh Express Salad Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Fresh Express salad induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a Cyclospora parasite infection, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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