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Health Officials Recall Walgreens’, Kroger, and Trader Joe’s Salads & Wraps

Federal health officials warned consumers of pork, beef, and poultry salad & wrap products. Officials asked them not to buy salads and wrap products from the major grocery chains such as Kroger, Trader Joe’s, and Walgreens.

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) food safety and inspection service issued a public health alert. According to this alert, the consumers were recommended not to buy certain pork, beef, and poultry salad & wrap products. The federal officials proclaimed that the products put up for sale by a number of grocery stores such as Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, and Kroger might have been infected with cyclospora.

The cyclospora parasite is responsible for creating an intestinal infection if an individual consumes infected food or water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the infection symptoms such as diarrhea and frequent bowel movements can be shown by individuals from a week or more after the consumption of the parasite.

The USDA concerned that a number of products might be in refrigerators of consumers. These consumers might be in danger. Further, the USDA alert highlighted that the incubation period of cyclospora varies from 2–14 Days. USDA requested the buyers not to consume these products and throw away or return them to the place from where they had purchased the same.

On a similar note, recently, the U.S. CDC officials proclaimed that the Salmonella outbreak related to melons and fruit salad mixes appeared to be over now. The CDC updated that as of July 24, 2018, about 77 people were found to be infected with Salmonella because of consumption of fruit salad mixes from the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis. The company had to recollect its products because of possible Salmonella infection.