Several Fresh Express Salads Recalled for Cyclospora Contamination

Several Fresh Express Salads Recalled for Cyclospora Contamination

(FDA, June 30, 2020)

Fresh Express, out of an abundance of caution, has issued a voluntary recall of branded and private label salad products produced at its Streamwood, IL facility that contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and/or carrot ingredients due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 200 illnesses have been reported in connection with a current outbreak of Cyclospora occurring in primarily Midwest states.

Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal infection caused by the Cyclospora parasite. A person may become infected after ingesting contaminated food or water. Common symptoms include severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, body aches and fatigue. The infection is treated with antibiotics and most people respond quickly to treatment.

The Fresh Express recall includes only those salads that are clearly marked with the letter Z at the beginning of the Product Code, which is located in the upper right-hand corner of the front of the package. Products containing the ingredients iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and/or carrots AND displaying the Product Code Z178, or a lower number, are recalled.

Recalled products were distributed to select retail stores between June 6 and June 26 in various states including, for example, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

No other Fresh Express products are subject to recall.

Fresh Express customers have been notified of the recall and instructed to immediately remove recalled products from all store shelves, distribution, and other inventories to ensure they are no longer available for sale or consumption.

Consumers who may have a recalled salad should discard it immediately and not eat it. Consumers with questions, or to obtain refunds, may contact the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at (800) 242-5472 on Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time.

Fresh Express takes food safety matters very seriously, stringently follows all mandated regulations and implements preventive measures designed to minimize potential risks. Fresh Express is working in close coordination with FDA in its continuing investigation to identify a definitive source of the current Cyclospora outbreak.

Recalled Product Details

Fresh Express Precautionary Recall 06/27/2020
Streamwood IL Facility-Produced Salads Containing Iceberg Lettuce, Red Cabbage or Carrots AND Product Code
of Z178 or a Lower Number
(No other Fresh Express salads are included in this recall)

BRAND/PRODUCT NAME/SIZE SELECT STORE UPC PRODUCTION CODE USE BY OR BEFORE POSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION STATES IN SELECT STORES
Fresh Express America’s Fresh Old Fashioned Cole Slaw™
14 oz
  071279123011   Z178 or Lower   Jul-13 AR, 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-14 AR, 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-13 AR, 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-12 AR, 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-12 AR, 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-12 AR, 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-14 AR, 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-14 AR, 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-12 AR, 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-13 AR, 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-11 AR, 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-12 AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI
Fresh Express Fancy Greens 7 oz   071279241005   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11 AR, 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-9 AR, 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-9 AR, 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-9 AR, 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-11 AR, 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-11 AR, 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-7 AR, 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-10 AR, 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-12 AR, 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-11 AR, 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-11 AR, 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-11 AR, 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-11 AR, 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-11 AR, 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-11 AR, 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-10 AR, 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-10 AR, 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-11 AR, 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-10 AR, 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-9 AR, 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-25 AR, 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
030034930370 Z178 or Lower Jul-9 MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Chopped Asian
Style Salad Kit 12 oz
030034923310 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Chopped BBQ
Ranch Salad Kit 11.3 oz
030034923303 Z178 or Lower Jul-12 MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Chopped Chipotle
Cheddar Salad Kit 11.4 oz
030034923389 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Chopped
Mediterranean Salad Kit 9.9 oz
030034923372 Z178 or Lower Jul-9 MD, 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
030034923396 Z178 or Lower Jul-10 MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Life’s Getting
Fresher Coleslaw 16 oz
030034923099 Z178 or Lower Jul-12 MD, 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
030034923112 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 MD, 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
030034923280 Z178 or Lower Jul-9 MD, OH, PA, WV
Giant Eagle Shredded Lettuce
16 oz
030034923204 Z178 or Lower Jul-10 MD, OH, PA, WV
Hy-Vee American Salad Mix
12 oz
075450120479 Z178 or Lower Jul-12 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Chopped Kit Asian
Salad 13.7 oz
075450246681 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Chopped Kit Avocado
Ranch Salad 12.8 oz
075450247152 Z178 or Lower Jul-8 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Chopped Kit Chipotle
Cheddar Salad 11.4 oz
075450246728 Z178 or Lower Jul-8 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Chopped Kit Southwest
Salad 13.4 oz
075450246698 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Chopped Kit Sunflower
Crunch Salad 13.2 oz
075450246704 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Cole Slaw Mix 16 oz 075450120516 Z178 or Lower Jul-9 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Garden Salad 12 oz 075450246742 Z178 or Lower Jul-3 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Greener Supreme Salad
Mix 12 oz
075450120462 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Italian Salad Mix 10 oz 075450120486 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Romaine Salad Mix
12 oz
075450120585 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Shredded Lettuce 8 oz 075450120530 Z178 or Lower Jul-6 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Hy-Vee Veggie Deluxe Salad
Mix 12 oz
075450085303 Z178 or Lower Jul-10 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI
Little Salad Bar Asian Chopped
Salad Kit 12 oz
4099100086966 Z178 or Lower Jul-9 AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI
Little Salad Bar Chef Salad
6.2 oz
4099100107364 Z178 or Lower Jul-9 AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI
Little Salad Bar Classic
Coleslaw 14 oz
0041498302177 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI
Little Salad Bar Garden Salad
12 oz
4099100082975 Z178 or Lower Jul-3 AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI
Little Salad Bar Southwest
Chopped Salad Kit 12 oz
4099100087024 Z178 or Lower Jul-8 AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI
Little Salad Bar Sunflower
Chopped Salad Kit 11.1 oz
04099100087901 Z178 or Lower Jul-12 AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI
Marketside Baby Greens Salad
6 oz
681131027922 Z178 or Lower Jul-7 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit
Asian 13.7 oz
681131007047 Z178 or Lower Jul-7 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit
Avocado Ranch 9.5 oz
681131221320 Z178 or Lower Jul-8 IA, 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
681131221528 Z178 or Lower Jul-8 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit
Southwest 13.4 oz
681131007061 Z178 or Lower Jul-10 IA, 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
681131328944 Z178 or Lower Jul-7 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Classic Iceberg
Salad 24 oz
681131328951 Z178 or Lower Jul-7 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Crisp Greens
12 oz
681131387552 Z178 or Lower Jul-7 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Kale Slaw 12 oz 681131221573 Z178 or Lower Jul-6 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Premium Romaine
Salad 18 oz
681131388078 Z178 or Lower Jul-8 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Premium Romaine
Salad 9 oz
681131387538 Z178 or Lower Jul-10 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Shredded Iceberg
Lettuce 16 oz
681131532099 Z178 or Lower Jul-10 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Shredded Iceberg
Lettuce 8 oz
681131328968 Z178 or Lower Jul-9 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Marketside Tri-Color Cole Slaw
14 oz
681131387484 Z178 or Lower Jul-10 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Signature Farms Coleslaw
3 Color 14 oz
021130111961 Z178 or Lower Jul-13 IA, IN, IL
Signature Farms Garden Salad
12 oz
021130981359 Z178 or Lower Jun-27 IA, IN, IL
Signature Farms Lettuce Shreds
8 oz
021130112180 Z178 or Lower Jul-3 IA, IN, IL
Signature Farms Green & Crisp
11 oz
021130419128 Z178 or Lower Jul 14 IA, IN, IL
Signature Farms Premium
Romaine 9 oz
021130419166 Z178 or Lower Jul 14 IA, 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
041190066292 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 CT, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA

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