E.coli outbreak linked to salad kits has North Dakota case
An E.coli outbreak linked to a brand of bagged salad mix includes one reported case in North Dakota, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The product in question is the Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits.
The impacted products have the UPC: 0 71279 30906 4, beginning with lot code Z, and a best-before date up to and including: 07DEC19.
The CDC says there are eight confirmed cases linked to date—four in Minnesota, three in Wisconsin, and one in North Dakota.
It’s unclear at this time where in North Dakota the case occurred.
The CDC says that three of the eight victims were hospitalized, and there are no reported deaths.
The product is not under a recall at this time, though consumers are urged not to eat or sell the salad mix with the identifying information.
The salad mix includes romaine lettuce, but it’s unclear at this time if the outbreak is linked to a more widespread outbreak of contaminated salad from the Salinas, Cal., region.
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