Recall Alert! These TJ’s Salads and Wraps May Give You a Parasite
We’re trying to keep it healthy and convenient while on a budget, and TJ’s salads or wraps for lunch are our go-to, but you may want to pass on that lunch option with news of the recent Trader Joe’s recall.
The affected products are as follows: Trader Joe’s Tarragon Chicken Salad Wrap, Trader Giotto’s Caesar Salad With Chicken, and Trader Ming’s Chinese Inspired Salad With Chicken with “Best By” dates of July 21, 2018 through July 23, 2018. The products were sold in stores in 11 states, including Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
They may be contaminated with Cyclospora, a parasite that causes severe diarrhea and intestinal distress. The recall’s actually part of a larger public health alert via the USDA for dozens of beef, pork, and poultry salad and wrap products distributed by Caito Foods LLC and sold at other large chains like Walgreens and Kroger. The romaine lettuce in the wraps and salads is to blame, with a single supplier, Fresh Express, the cause. Scary enough, this parasite is linked to the same one that hit McDonald’s salads and sickened 160 people.
This news comes hot on the heels of a romaine lettuce recall earlier this year after E.coli breakouts in 13 states. Whew. With all this salad danger we may as well avoid those leaves for a while…
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(Photos via Trader Joe’s)