Health alert issued for beef, poultry, and pork products over Cyclospora concern

Health alert issued for beef, poultry, and pork products over Cyclospora concern

Health alert issued for beef, poultry, and pork products over Cyclospora concern

The company said they received word that the romaine lettuce used in those products was being recalled due to the possibility of Cyclospora contamination.

If you are concerned you have purchased an items that has since been recalled, it is safest to throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. Pre-cut melon from Caito was linked to a salmonella outbreak this past spring.

The products were sold by grocery stores including Trader Joe's, Walgreens and Kroger.

The USDA did not respond to a request for comment.

Federal officials are warning consumers to be on guard for signs of intestinal distress if they've eaten any of more than two dozen types of salads and wraps sold by several major retailers around the U.S.


The complete list of products, product labels, the UPC code numbers and other identifying information can be found below. Caito learned of the problem when its supplier, Fresh Express, notified it of a recall involving some of the lettuce in products packaged under a variety of brand names. "No Fresh Express products offered for sale at retail grocery stores are recalled". "For Cyclospora infections this could take up to six weeks", the agency said.

Symptoms of Cyclospora infection include watery diarrhea, loss of appetite and weight, cramping, bloating or increased gas, nausea, fatigue, and low-grade fever. As of Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 620 cases of cyclosporiasis across the state dating to mid-May.

Trader Joe's issued a press release Monday alerting customers of three products that could possibly be contaminated with the parasite cyclospora.

Del Monte Fresh Produce in June issued a voluntary recall of vegetable trays sold in six Midwest states, including IL, due to potential cyclospora contamination.

The distributor is working with the FSIS to remove the products from stores, according to the alert.

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