CDC Reports Multiple E. coli Infections from Contaminated Salad Mix
If you look at the picture above and think, "Hey, I recognize that. I have some in my refrigerator right now." DO NOT EAT IT! Instead toss it in the garbage and never think of it again because eating it could add you to the list of people who have been diagnosed with E. coli infections from eating it.
According to a Food Safety Alert posted to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website on Monday, eight people in "three states" have all contracted some type of illness from consuming the product, one of which has developed into a form of kidney failure.
The CDC does not specify which states the eight people are from, nor do they know if there is any connection to the E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California area.
If you have a bag of Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits in your fridge, check for the following UPC, Lot code, and "best-before" date:
- UPC: 0 71279 30906 4
- Lot Code: Beginning with lot code Z
- Best-Before Date: Up to and including 07DEC19
If any of the information above matches your bag, throw it out, even if you or someone else in the house ate some and didn't get sick. The CDC also recommends you "wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where the salad kit was stored."
[Source: Centers for Disease Control]