Fresh Express Salad Recall Update [Canada]


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Canada/Ottawa: Fresh Express, a Salinas, California establishment and subsidiary of Chiquita Brands International Sàrl of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, updates and corrects its existing recall for certain batch/lots of various Salads from the Canadian marketplace to include updated best-before dates and batch/lot designations of certain Fresh Express branded Salad products.

The original recall was due to suspected Cyclospora cayetanensisa contamination and consequential risks of Cyclospora infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

CFIA: http://ht.ly/G20s30qV9gg

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2020/73449r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Fresh Express branded Salads are subject to this recall (in alphabetical order):

  • Fresh Express branded 3 Colour Deli Cole Slaw Salads, sold in 397 gram cello packages; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a lot code beginning with Z177 or a lower number; affected best-before dates: all best-before dates up to and including July 14 and a UPC of 0 71279 12302 8
  • Fresh Express branded American Salads, sold in 312 gram cello packages; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a lot code beginning with Z177 or a lower number; affected best-before dates: all best-before dates up to and including July 11 and a UPC of 0 71279 24100 5
  • Fresh Express branded Chopped Kit Asian Salads, sold in 340 gram cello packages; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a lot code beginning with Z177 or a lower number; affected best-before dates: all best-before dates up to and including July 13 and a UPC of 0 71279 30929 3
  • Fresh Express branded Chopped Kit Chipotle Cheddar Salads, sold in 323 gram cello packages; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a lot code beginning with Z177 or a lower number; affected best-before dates: all best-before dates up to and including July 08 and a UPC of 0 71279 30931 6
  • Fresh Express branded Chopped Kit Southwest Salads, sold in 326 gram cello packages; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a lot code beginning with Z177 or a lower number; affected best-before dates: all best-before dates up to and including July 12 and a UPC of 0 71279 30930 9
  • Fresh Express branded Chopped Kit Sunflower Crisp Salads, sold in 315 gram cello packages; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a lot code beginning with Z177 or a lower number; affected best-before dates: all best-before dates up to and including July 11 and a UPC of 0 71279 30933 0
  • Fresh Express branded Chopped Kit Thai ‘N’ Cashews Salads, sold in 332 gram cello packages; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a lot code beginning with Z177 or a lower number; affected best-before dates: all best-before dates up to and including July 11 and a UPC of 0 71279 30925 5
  • Fresh Express branded Green & Crisp Salads, sold in 312 gram cello packages; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a lot code beginning with Z177 or a lower number; affected best-before dates: all best-before dates up to and including July 12 and a UPC of 0 71279 10813 1
  • Fresh Express branded Iceberg Garden Salads, sold in 340 gram cello packages; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a lot code beginning with Z177 or a lower number; affected best-before dates: all best-before dates up to and including July 12 and a UPC of 0 71279 10302 0
  • Fresh Express branded Iceberg Garden Salads, sold in 680 gram cello packages; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a lot code beginning with Z177 or a lower number; affected best-before dates: all best-before dates up to and including July 12 and a UPC of 0 71279 10411 9
  • Fresh Express branded Shreds Iceberg Salads, sold in 227 gram cello packages; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a lot code beginning with Z177 or a lower number; affected best-before dates: all best-before dates up to and including July 12 and a UPC of 0 71279 15101 4
  • Fresh Express branded Veggie Lover’s Salads, sold in 312 gram cello packages; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a lot code beginning with Z177 or a lower number; affected best-before dates: all best-before dates up to and including July 11 and a UPC of 0 71279 28106 3

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

==> No manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CFIA, Fresh Express has recalled certain batch/lots of various Salad products from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Cyclospora cayetanensisa contamination. You should neither serve nor consume the recalled Salads identified above.

Cyclospora infects the small intestine and usually causes watery diarrhea (sometimes, explosive diarrhea) with frequent bowel movements. Other symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, bloating, increased gas, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, muscle aches, and low-grade fever. Serious cases of Cyclospora infection are treated with antibiotics prescribed by a licensed physician.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of these recalled Salads, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Salads, please search for “salad” or more generically, “vegetables” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at 1-800-242-5472 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Fresh Express, please search for “Fresh Express” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: not listed
Recalls Direct RIN: 13198-2020
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