Wraps, Salads Sold At Trader Joe's, Kroger, Walgreens Possibly Contaminated with Cyclospora

Wraps, Salads Sold At Trader Joe's, Kroger, Walgreens Possibly Contaminated with Cyclospora

Wraps, Salads Sold At Trader Joe's, Kroger, Walgreens Possibly Contaminated with Cyclospora

The products, which were distributed by Caito Foods of Indianapolis, all have "sell by" dates ranging from July 18 to July 23, meaning consumers should check their refrigerators. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service notes the incubation period for cyclospora is up to two weeks, which will last until August 6. A full list of the affected products is available here, and the product labels are available here.

Trader Joe's, the Monrovia, Calif. -based grocery chain, posted the health warning on its website for three products - tarragon chicken salad wrap, Caesar salad with chicken, and Chinese inspired salad with chicken - which were sold only in IL and 10 other Midwestern states.

The products also bear establishment number "EST". Consumers who have these products should not eat them; rather, people should throw the products away or return them to the place of purchase, the statement said.

The infection is caused by Cyclospora cayetanesis, an intestinal parasite, according to the FSIS.

The symptoms of Cyclosporiasis include loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, nausea, fatigue, and other flu-like symptoms.


No illnesses have been reported.

The alert follows Caito Food's lettuce supplier, Fresh Express, issuing a recall of its chopped romaine which is used in Caito Food's products, the FSIS said.

Separately, officials are still working to determine a single source as causing a 15-state outbreak of cyclospora parasite infections tied to salads from McDonald's.

Caito Foods recently drew unwanted attention in a multi-state salmonella outbreak tied to recalled pre-cut melon that sickened 77 people in nine states.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday that the positive samples from recalled McDonald's salad were confirmed using a new method that helps the agency investigate and identify the Cyclospora parasite.

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