Salad and Wrap Alert Issued By USDA Over Parasite Concerns
Salads and wraps sold at Trader Joe's and Walgreens are among those being recalled over a possible parasite contamination.
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a public health alert due to the possible Cyclospora contamination of several beef, pork and poultry salads and wraps distributed by Caito Foods LLC.
The company based in Indianapolis makes several of the wraps and salads distributed by Trader Joe's and Walgreens, like the Chicken Caesar salad at Walgreens and the Chicken Tarragon wrap at Trader Joe's.
All the recalls stem from a possible contamination at Fresh Express, Caito Foods supplier of lettuce. Fresh Express says the chopped romaine used in these salads and wraps is being recalled.
The full list of recalled items was released by the FSIS and they say anyone with salads or wraps on the list should throw them away.
The Cyclospora parasite can cause intestinal illness and anyone who thinks they may already be affected should contact their healthcare provider.
The recalled products have establishment number “EST. 39985 or P-39985” inside or next to the USDA mark of inspection. All the items listed by the FSIS were shipped to distribution centers nationwide.
All of the recalled salads and wraps were produced between July 15 and 18 and have “Best By,” “Enjoy by,” Best if Sold By” or “Sell By” dates ranging from July 18 through July 23, 2018.