If You Have Fresh Express Salad In Your Fridge, Throw It Out Now
If you currently have packages of Fresh Express brand salads in your fridge, throw them out right now.
The brand is under a huge recall, with 91 different products falling under the recall due to possible contamination with the cyclospora parasite.
The recall includes both the Fresh Express brand salads and store brands like Walmart's "Marketside" brand and Aldi's "Little Salad Bar" brand.
The recall also includes two of ShopRite's "Wholesome Pantry" organic Sesame Asian Salad kits.
According to the FDA, 200 illnesses have been linked back to cyclospora contamination from Fresh Express salads.
Most of them have come from the Midwest, but dozens of the different salad kits could have been distributed in New Jersey.
The FDA notice includes information on what you should look for on the package:
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.
The notice goes on to say that the dozens of salad products were distributed between June 6th and June 26th over a large swath of the country, encompassing 30 states and the District of Columbia.
If you have any of the products in your household, you should throw them out immediately.
You can get the full FDA notice by clicking here, including the list of all of the products that are included in the recall.