Fresh Express Salad Kits Linked To E. Coli Outbreak In MN And WI
If pre-made salad kits are a staple in your refrigerator, you'll want to make note of this. A certain type of popular Fresh Express salad kits have been linked to E. Coli.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a food safety alert on Monday night (December 9th), warning consumers to avoid the Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kit from the brand.
According to the CDC, officials are looking into an E. Coli outbreak that has impacted several different states in relation to the salad kit. This includes Minnesota and Wisconsin. As of now, four people have reported illness in Minnesota and three have done the same in Wisconsin.
If you have this salad at home, check the top right corner on the front of the bag for the following information:
- There is a UPC code of 0 71279 30906 4 beginning with a lot code Z
- A best before date up to December 7th, 2019 including that date itself
The CDC also says you should throw the salad kit away, no questions asked. You should also wash and sanitize the area of your fridge where the salad was stored.
It is not known right now which part of the salad kits are contaminated.