The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a food safety alert for Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits related to a multi-state E. coli O157:H7 outbreak. The CDC is investigating the outbreak and isn’t sure if it’s connected to the current Salinas, California romaine lettuce recall.
The affected salad kits have a lot code beginning with Z, “best before” dates up to and including Dec. 7, 2019 and the UPC code 0 71279 30906 4. You can find this information printed on the upper right corner of the bag.
What should you do if you have the salad? To start with, don’t eat it. Throw the salad away and sanitize anything that touched it. This means you need to thoroughly clean your fridge, countertop or anything else that may have come in contact with the salad.
As of now, there are eight diagnosed E. coli infections related to this outbreak across three states. Three of the eight people infected have been hospitalized, one with hemolytic uremic syndrome—a type of kidney failure related to this type of infection.
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