Fresh Express announces precautionary recall of certain products containing iceberg, red cabbage and carrots due to possible Cyclospora risk

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(WFXR) – Out of an abundance of caution, Fresh Express has issued a voluntary recall of branded and private label salad products produced at their Streamwood, Illinois facility that contains iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and/or carrot ingredients due to possible health risks from Cyclospora.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says over 200 illnesses have been reported in connection with a current outbreak of Cyclospora, primarily in Midwest states.

Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal infection caused by the Cyclospora parasite. If a person ingests contaminated food or water, they may become infected. Common symptoms include severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, body aches and fatigue.

The infection is said to be treated with antibiotics and most people respond quickly to treatment.

The recall includes only those salads that are clearly marked with the letter Z at the beginning of the Product Code, located in the upper right-hand corner of the front of the package. Products containing the above ingredients that also display the Product Code Z178, or lower number, are included in the recall.

If you have purchased a salad included in this recall, you should discard it immediately and do not eat it. You can also contact the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472 for questions or to obtain a refund. The phone number is staffed between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. EDT Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT on Sunday.

Below are the products included in the recall:

BRAND/PRODUCT NAME/SIZE SELECT STOREUPCPRODUCTION CODEUSE BY OR BEFOREPOSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION STATES IN SELECT STORES
Fresh Express America’s Fresh Old Fashioned Cole Slaw™
14 oz
  071279123011  Z178 or Lower  Jul-13AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express America’s Fresh 3 Color Deli Cole Slaw™ 14 oz  071279123004  Z178 or Lower  Jul-14AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Asian 12 oz  071279302027  Z178 or Lower  Jul-13AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Bacon & Bleu 10.9 oz  071279306063  Z178 or Lower  Jul-12AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Chopped Kit BBQ Ranch 11.3 oz  071279309071  Z178 or Lower  Jul-12AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Chipotle Cheddar 11.4 oz  071279306049  Z178 or Lower  Jul-12AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Pomegranate 10.3 oz  071279309101  Z178 or Lower  Jul-14AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Poppyseed 11.7 oz  071279309118  Z178 or Lower  Jul-14AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Southwest 5 oz  071279306025  Z178 or Lower  Jul-12AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Sunflower Crisp 11.1 oz  071279309064  Z178 or Lower  Jul-13AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Thai ‘N’ Cashews 11.7 oz  071279309248  Z178 or Lower  Jul-11AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Thai ‘N’ Cashews 11.7 oz071279309248Z178 or LowerJul-12AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI
Fresh Express Fancy Greens 7 oz  071279241005  Z178 or Lower  Jul-11AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Farmer’s Garden 9 oz  071279281025  Z178 or Lower  Jul-9AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Gourmet Cafe Creative Classics Chopped Asian 6.25 oz  071279407111  Z178 or Lower  Jul-9AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Gourmet Cafe Creative Classics Mediterranean 12 oz  071279407142  Z178 or Lower  Jul-9AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Gourmet Cafe Creative Classics Turkey & Bacon Chef 5.75 oz  071279407081  Z178 or Lower  Jul-11AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Green & Crisp / Verde y Crujiente 11 oz  071279108049  Z178 or Lower  Jul-11AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Green & Crisp / Verde y Crujiente 11 oz  071279108049  Z178 or Lower  Jul-7AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden / Lechuga Repollo 12 oz  071279103020  Z178 or Lower  Jul-10AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden / Lechuga Repollo 24 oz  071279104119  Z178 or Lower  Jul-12AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden / Lechuga Repollo 3 lbs.  071279106014  Z178 or Lower  Jul-11AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden / Lechuga Repollo 12 oz  071279103020  Z178 or Lower  Jul-11AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Italian 9 oz  071279211008  Z178 or Lower  Jul-11AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Lettuce Trio / Lechuga Trío 9 oz  071279108094  Z178 or Lower  Jul-11AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Premium Romaine / Lechuga Romana Especial 9 oz  071279108087  Z178 or Lower  Jul-11AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Premium Romaine / Lechuga Romana Especial 9 oz  071279108087  Z178 or Lower  Jul-11AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Premium Slaw Salad Kit Asian Avocado 9.7 oz  071279126043  Z178 or Lower  Jul-10AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Premium Slaw Salad Kit Smoked BBQ Sriracha 11.1 oz  071279126029  Z178 or Lower  Jul-10AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express SHREDS Iceberg 14 oz  071279152004  Z178 or Lower  Jul-11AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express SHREDS 8 oz  071279151014  Z178 or Lower  Jul-10AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Veggie Lover’s 11 oz  071279281001  Z178 or Lower  Jul-9AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Fresh Express Veggie Spring Mix 7 oz  071279281049  Z178 or Lower  Jun-25AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
Giant Eagle American (Family
Size) 24 oz
030034930370Z178 or LowerJul-9MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Chopped Asian
Style Salad Kit 12 oz
030034923310Z178 or LowerJul-11MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Chopped BBQ
Ranch Salad Kit 11.3 oz
030034923303Z178 or LowerJul-12MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Chopped Chipotle
Cheddar Salad Kit 11.4 oz
030034923389Z178 or LowerJul-11MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Chopped
Mediterranean Salad Kit 9.9 oz
030034923372Z178 or LowerJul-9MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Chopped Southwest Style Salad Kit
11.5 oz
  030034923327  Z178 or Lower  Jul-11  MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Chopped Sunflower
Crisp Salad Kit 11.1 oz
030034923396Z178 or LowerJul-10MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Life’s Getting
Fresher Coleslaw 16 oz
030034923099Z178 or LowerJul-12MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Life’s Getting Fresher Fresh American Blend
11 oz
  030034923105  Z178 or Lower  Jul-11  MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Life’s Getting
Fresher Fresh Garden Salad Blend 12 oz
  030034923198  Z178 or Lower  Jul-11  MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Life’s Getting
Fresher Fresh Italian Blend 9 oz
030034923112Z178 or LowerJul-11MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Life’s Getting
Fresher Fresh Romaine Garden Salad Blend 12 oz
  030034923167  Z178 or Lower  Jul-11  MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Life’s getting
Fresher Fresh Shredded Iceberg Lettuce 8 oz
  030034923150  Z178 or Lower  Jul-10  MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Life’s Getting
Fresher Veggie Lovers 11 oz
030034923280Z178 or LowerJul-9MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Shredded Lettuce
16 oz
030034923204Z178 or LowerJul-10MD, OH, PA, WV
Hy-Vee American Salad Mix
12 oz
075450120479Z178 or LowerJul-12IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Chopped Kit Asian
Salad 13.7 oz
075450246681Z178 or LowerJul-11IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Chopped Kit Avocado
Ranch Salad 12.8 oz
075450247152Z178 or LowerJul-8IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Chopped Kit Chipotle
Cheddar Salad 11.4 oz
075450246728Z178 or LowerJul-8IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Chopped Kit Southwest
Salad 13.4 oz
075450246698Z178 or LowerJul-11IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Chopped Kit Sunflower
Crunch Salad 13.2 oz
075450246704Z178 or LowerJul-11IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Cole Slaw Mix 16 oz075450120516Z178 or LowerJul-9IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Garden Salad 12 oz075450246742Z178 or LowerJul-3IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Greener Supreme Salad
Mix 12 oz
075450120462Z178 or LowerJul-11IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Italian Salad Mix 10 oz075450120486Z178 or LowerJul-11IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Romaine Salad Mix
12 oz
075450120585Z178 or LowerJul-11IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Shredded Lettuce 8 oz075450120530Z178 or LowerJul-6IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Veggie Deluxe Salad
Mix 12 oz
075450085303Z178 or LowerJul-10IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Little Salad Bar Asian Chopped
Salad Kit 12 oz
4099100086966Z178 or LowerJul-9AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI
Little Salad Bar Chef Salad
6.2 oz
4099100107364Z178 or LowerJul-9AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI
Little Salad Bar Classic
Coleslaw 14 oz
0041498302177Z178 or LowerJul-11AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI
Little Salad Bar Garden Salad
12 oz
4099100082975Z178 or LowerJul-3AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI
Little Salad Bar Southwest
Chopped Salad Kit 12 oz
4099100087024Z178 or LowerJul-8AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI
Little Salad Bar Sunflower
Chopped Salad Kit 11.1 oz
04099100087901Z178 or LowerJul-12AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI
Marketside Baby Greens Salad
6 oz
681131027922Z178 or LowerJul-7IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit
Asian 13.7 oz
681131007047Z178 or LowerJul-7IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit
Avocado Ranch 9.5 oz
681131221320Z178 or LowerJul-8IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Cherry Almond Gorgonzola
3.8 oz
  681131148375  Z178 or Lower  Jul-6  IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit
Kale Pecan Cranberry
681131221528Z178 or LowerJul-8IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit
Southwest 13.4 oz
681131007061Z178 or LowerJul-10IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Sunflower Bacon Crunch
13.8 oz
  681131148344  Z178 or Lower  Jul-8  IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Sunflower Bacon Crunch
22.1 oz
  681131276535  Z178 or Lower  Jul-8  IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Classic Iceberg
Salad 12 oz
681131328944Z178 or LowerJul-7IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Classic Iceberg
Salad 24 oz
681131328951Z178 or LowerJul-7IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Crisp Greens
12 oz
681131387552Z178 or LowerJul-7IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Kale Slaw 12 oz681131221573Z178 or LowerJul-6IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Premium Romaine
Salad 18 oz
681131388078Z178 or LowerJul-8IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Premium Romaine
Salad 9 oz
681131387538Z178 or LowerJul-10IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Shredded Iceberg
Lettuce 16 oz
681131532099Z178 or LowerJul-10IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Shredded Iceberg
Lettuce 8 oz
681131328968Z178 or LowerJul-9IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Tri-Color Cole Slaw
14 oz
681131387484Z178 or LowerJul-10IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Signature Farms Coleslaw
3 Color 14 oz
021130111961Z178 or LowerJul-13IA, IN, IL
Signature Farms Garden Salad
12 oz
021130981359Z178 or LowerJun-27IA, IN, IL
Signature Farms Lettuce Shreds
8 oz
021130112180Z178 or LowerJul-3IA, IN, IL
Signature Farms Green & Crisp
11 oz
021130419128Z178 or LowerJul 14IA, IN, IL
Signature Farms Premium
Romaine 9 oz
021130419166Z178 or LowerJul 14IA, IN, IL
Wholesome Pantry Organic Chopped Sesame Asian Salad
Kit 10.9 oz
  041190066308  Z178 or Lower  Jul-12  CT, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA
Wholesome Pantry Organic
Sesame Asian Salad Kit 13 oz
041190066292Z178 or LowerJul-11CT, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA

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