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Eight People Sick, Three Hospitalized After Eating Fresh Express Salad Kit

Eight people in three states have gotten sick and three more have been hospitalized after eating Fresh Express salad kits possibly contaminated with E. coli, according to the FDA.

The FDA, CDC, and state agencies found the Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits to be the source of this particular outbreak.

The agencies want the public to avoid the Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kit with UPC number 0 71279 30906 4, lot code beginning with “Z,” and a best-by date up to and including December 7, 2019.

The illnesses has appeared in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin thus far.

This particular strain of E.coli is different from the larger E.coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, CA.

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