Cyclospora Lawyer Update: Is the Fresh Express Salad Bag Cyclospora Outbreak Over?

For more information on the Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak, to speak to a Cyclospora Lawyer, or to inquire about a Cyclospora Lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.

Cyclospora Lawyer Update: Is the Fresh Express Salad Bag 

Cyclospora Outbreak Over?

With the recent updates of the Salmonella outbreaks linked to onions and peaches, it might have been easy for some people to forget about the Cyclospora outbreak which affected 690 people in the U.S. from May till August 2020. The Cyclospora outbreak linked to salad bags seems to not be receiving as much attention since the last update released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) back on August 14, 2020. Although the outbreak has yet to be announced over no new information has been disclosed about the final total of reported cases or the number of states affected by the outbreak. 

The Cyclospora outbreak was first announced in June 2020, it was linked to Fresh Express salad bags sold under brand names for retail stores such as ALDI, Hy-Vee, Jewel Osco, Walmart, Giant Eagle, and ShopRite. As more information came to light the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of Fresh Express Salad bags containing iceberg, red cabbage, and carrots. The recall also informed the consumers to refrain from consuming Fresh Express Salad bags with the product code Z178 or lower and with best-by dates of July 14, 2020.

As of August 15, 2020, 690 cases were reported from 13 states: Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. According to the traceback investigation provided by the FDA, multiple U.S. farms could have provided the contaminated used in the salad bag products. In their report, the FDA officials stated that water samples taken from two public access points along a regional water management canal in Florida tested positive for Cyclospora cayetanensis. 

The FDA announced that they would be working with the state of Florida and the local water district to find the source of cyclospora in the canal. 

Victims affected by the multi-state cyclospora outbreak linked to salad bags should consider contacting a Food Poisoning Lawyer for more information on their legal options. Ron Simon, a National Cyclospora Lawyer who is representing many people affected by the cyclospora garden salad outbreak, stated in a press release: 

“This Cyclospora outbreak comes on the heels of several major Cyclospora outbreaks, including the Del Monte vegetable tray Cyclospora Outbreak of 2018, and the McDonald’s salad Cyclospora Outbreak of 2018. We represented many hundreds of victims in those outbreaks, just as we have for decades, providing compensation for people who are victims of contaminated food.”

For more information on the Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak, to speak to a Cyclospora Lawyer, or to inquire about a Cyclospora Lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.

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