Published: Thu, August 02, 2018
Money | By Wilma Wheeler

RECALL ALERT: Salads, Wraps From Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens May Be Contaminated

RECALL ALERT: Salads, Wraps From Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens May Be Contaminated

The products under recall were sold by grocery stores nationwide, including Kroger, Trader Joe's and Walgreens, according to CNN.

Here's the list of recalled products.

Cyclospora is a one-celled organism that can wreak havoc on the human body's digestive system, causing explosive diarrhea, nausea and fatigue. A spokesperon said,"This product was available in a limited number of our stores in IL only".

The United States Department of Agriculture advised that romaine lettuce in the products might be contaminated with cyclospora, an intestinal illness caused by a microscopic parasite.

Consumers may have already ingested the parasite, and it may be incubating without producing symptoms, the USDA said.

Possible Cyclospora contamination led McDonald's earlier this month to voluntarily stop selling salads at about 3,000 restaurants in 14 states until they could switch to a lettuce-mix supplier other than Fresh Express.

At least 286 people were sickened and 11 were hospitalized as a result of the May outbreak.

The distributor is working with the FSIS to remove the products from stores, according to the alert. Cyclospora can have an incubation period of up to two weeks, so illnesses could surface up until August 6, according to Food Safety and Inspection Service.

However, the infection can be treated with antibiotics.

"Illnesses might not have been reported yet due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported".

This is the second such incident in as many months for the central in food distributor.

However, according to FSIS, no illnesses have been linked to the latest recall but it warns any consumer who is concerned about the illness to contact a health care provider.

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