Avoid these foods due to outbreaks and recalls
| CNN – At least six multi state food borne illness outbreaks are going on now, say federal health officials, prompting recalls aimed at preventing further problems.
There are also a number of food recalls due to potential illness, although no known illnesses have been reported, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.
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[Most of these examples of food contamination can be traced to the unhealthy habits of farm and food service workers whose lack of personal hygiene leads to the spread of parasites and bacteria that are common in the feces of migrant workers. The use of toilets, in place of open defecation, and soap and water would prevent most if not all of these potentially deadly outbreaks. – Editor]
Salads and wraps
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service warned consumers not to buy more than two dozen salads and wraps sold at major grocery chains due to cyclospora.
A lot of Fresh Express salad mix containing romaine lettuce, not sold directly to consumers, was recalled.
This is because of lettuce from the same Fresh Express lot implicated in the McDonald’s salad outbreak.
The recalled items include certain beef, pork and poultry salads and wraps that were sold at Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens and other stores.
The FDA is investigating at least 237 cases of cyclospora illnesses linked to recalled Del Monte Fresh vegetable trays. The trays contained broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip, and they were sold in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.
“FDA has not identified which of the ingredients is the vehicle for this outbreak; each component of these vegetable trays is under consideration,” the agency said.
Hy-Vee, a Midwestern grocery store chain, has recalled a pasta salad linked to at least 79 cases of salmonella illness. Hy-Vee, based in Iowa, sold the 1-pound and 3-pound plastic containers of Spring Pasta Salad in eight states.
The states are Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. All of those states except Wisconsin have reported illnesses.
In addition, people have reported being sick from this salad in Tennessee and North Dakota.