ORLANDO, FLA. - Fresh Express has recalled a limited quantity of Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad products from select Walmart stores as a precautionary measure due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora.
Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal infection caused by the Cyclospora parasite. A person may become infected after ingesting contaminated food or water.
The recall includes:
Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad: 12-ounce, UPC Code 6 81131 32894 4
Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad: 24-ounce, UPC Code 6 81131 32895 1
Best-If-Used-By-Date: May 19 through July 4
Distributed to select stores in Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
Walmart retail stores are removing the recalled product from store shelves and inventories. If customers have the recalled Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad, they should discard it immediately and not consume it.
Customers with questions, or to obtain refunds, may contact Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at (800) 242-5472 Monday - Friday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.
“Fresh Express takes food safety matters very seriously, stringently follows all mandated regulations and implements preventive measures designed to minimize potential risks,” the company said. “Fresh Express is working in close coordination with FDA in its continuing investigation to identify a source of the Cyclospora outbreak that has occurred in primarily midwestern states.”