(WKRG) – Beef, pork, and poultry salads and wraps sold at retailers like Kroger, Walgreens, Trader Joe’s, and more are being recalled due to potentially contaminated lettuce.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert out of an abundance of caution due to concerns about contamination with Cyclospora. The beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products were distributed by Caito Foods LLC in Indianapolis, IN.
The problem was discovered when Caito Foods LLC received notification from their lettuce supplier, Fresh Express, that the chopped romaine that is used to manufacture some of their salads and wraps was being recalled. View labels of all affected products here.
FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators and that consumers may be at risk due to the length of the Cyclospora incubation period. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
The complete list of products, product labels, the UPC code numbers and other identifying information can be found here.
Cyclospora infection is an illness cause by the intestinal parasite, Cyclospora cayetanensis. The incubation period for Cyclospora ranges from two to 14 days, which would include the dates of July 25 through August 6, 2018. Illnesses might not have been reported yet due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported. For Cyclospora infections, this could take up to six weeks.
Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
For complete information on the recall, click here.