What is the Latest Food Recall?
We expect the products we buy and consume to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, sometimes the products we buy pose potential risks for our health or safety. When a potential hazard with a product becomes known, it is common for the producer of the product to issue a recall to help alert consumers of the potential hazards associated with the product. One category of items that is often the subject of recalls is food products. Recently, a recall has been issued for certain types of bagged salad.
The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for some types of Fresh Express bagged salad. The types of bagged salad included in the recall contain iceberg lettuce, carrots, and red cabbage. The recall comes after the discovery that the salad could be contaminated with cyclospora. The recall of the items began in June. The recalled bags of salad have the product code Z178 and have a “Best By” date through July 14, 2020. The bags of salad have been sold under various brand labels including ALDI Little Salad Bar, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, and Walmart Marketside.
Thus far, according to the Center for Disease Control, there have been over 640 cases of illness linked to the salad. The illnesses have occurred in 11 states states, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan. The Food and Drug Administration is working to determine what the cause of the outbreak is and what is the source of the outbreak. Officials advise people who have bags of the recalled salad not to eat it. Instead, officials state that the salad should be disposed of.