The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service reports that romaine lettuce sold in Caito Foods LLC products is the root cause of yet another foodborne illness outbreak. This time, 25 different beef, pork and poultry wraps and salads have been recalled, as they may be contaminated with the intestinal parasite Cyclospora Cayetanensis. Cyclospora is transmitted via fecal matter and can cause diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps, and aches for a week or longer. Since the parasite has an incubation period, symptoms may not become noticeable until up to 14 days after contamination.
Sold nationwide at Trader Joe's, Kroger, Walgreens, and other stores, the impacted products have "Best By," "Sell By," "Enjoy By," or "Best If Sold By" dates from July 18, 2018, through July 23, 2018. Check your products for one of these labels.
Recalled items include:
- Fresh Garden Highway Caesar Salad with Chicken, Chef Salad with Smoked Ham & Turkey, Santa Fe-Style Salad with Chicken
- deLISH Santa Fe-Style Salad with Chicken, Asian-Style Salad with Chicken, Chicken Caesar Salad, Chef Salad with Ham & Turkey
- Boar's Head Turkey Cobb Salad, Chicken Caesar Salad, Black Forest Ham Pinwheels
- Trader Joe's Tarragon Chicken Salad Wrap, Chinese-Inspired Salad with Chicken, Caesar Salad with Chicken
- Good to Go! Taco Salad
If you purchased a product included in this recall, throw it away immediately or return it to the place of purchase.