Cyclospora Lawyer Adds Fresh Express and Wal-Mart to Potential Source of Cyclospora Outbreak

As Cyclospora Lawsuits Rise, Cyclospora Lawyer Ron Simon Says Evidence May Point to Wal-Mart and Fresh Express as Well.

Fresh Express Inc., the distributing company of bagged salads contaminated with Cyclospora, has additionally recalled bagged salads from Walmart. As of June 25, 2020, 12- and 24- ounce bagged Walmart Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad with “Best If Used By” dates of 05/19/20- 07/04/20 with UPC codes “6 81131 32894 4” and “6 81131 32895 1” were recalled. These salads were being sold in Walmart stores in Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. This recall comes after previous recalls of bagged salad from ALDI, Hy-Vee, and Jewel-Osco. Though there have been no reported deaths, the number of reported illnesses due to the contaminated salad has risen to 206 with 23 hospitalizations, with Iowa facing the largest number of illnesses with 74 reported illnesses. The following states have also reported illnesses: IA (74), IL (57), KS (1), MN (25), MO (10), NE (20), ND (6), and WI (13). 

 While the FDA is continuing their traceback investigation of the outbreak to determine the cause and producers of the contamination, Cyclospora attorney Ron Simon believes more contaminated salads are being sold and warn customers to not consume bagged salads of iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots, particularly in effected Midwest states. 

The production facility of Fresh Express in Streamwood, Illinois, is currently under investigation and the company is working with the FDA to discover any additional retailers, though they have agreed to recall all products containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. 

If you have eaten the recalled bagged salad or a product with similar ingredients, monitor your health and report any signs of a Cyclospora infection to your physician. According to Cyclospora lawsuit lawyer Ron Simon, Cyclospora is a microscopic parasite that causes an infection called cyclosporiasis, which presents as typical food poisoning symptoms, such as explosive diarrhea, cramping, nausea, and vomiting, as well as flu-like symptoms, such as a fever, muscle aches, a headache, and fatigue.

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