Update: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Fresh Express Salad Kits
Dec. 12, 2019 - The CDC is warning consumers to avoid Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits after they were linked to an outbreak of E. coli infections that has sickened at least 8 people in 3 states. The outbreak strain of E. coli linked to Fresh Express Salads is different from the one associated with romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, although preliminary tests suggest the contaminated ingredient in the Fresh Express Salads may be lettuce sourced from the same area.
What’s the problem?
April 7, 2011 - Fresh Express has announced a recall of cases of 9 oz. bag spinach due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should avoid eating recalled spinach, and discard all products immediately. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that Fresh Express is currently recalling nearly 3,000 cases of 9 oz. Bag Spinach with Product Codes starting with H081 and H082, UPC Code of 7127913204 and Use-by Dates of April 6 and 7 due to a positive test result for Salmonella bacteria. Consumers can find the Product Code and Use-by Date in the upper right-hand corner of the package and the UPC Code in the lower left on the reverse side of the package.
The spinach was distributed to seven states (Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine) with the potential for redistribution by customers to the following states: New Jersey, Virginia, Delaware, Vermont, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Ohio and DC.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella is one of the most common intestinal infections reported nationwide each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 1 million people contract Salmonella annually, and that almost 400 deaths occur from Salmonella poisoning each year. Signs and symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle pains
- Blood in the stool
If you feel that you or someone you know has food poisoning, seek medical attention immediately by visiting your doctor of by dialing 911. Click here for more valuable information about Salmonella food poisoning from the Mayo Clinic.
Do I have a Fresh Express Spinach Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Fresh Express spinach recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.