Wraps, salads sold at Trader Joe's, Walgreens recalled over parasite concern

Wraps, salads sold at Trader Joe's, Walgreens recalled over parasite concern

(WAFB) - More than two dozen salads and wraps sold at Kroger, Trader Joe's, and Walgreens have been recalled due to concerns over possible parasite infection.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued the health recall Monday night, stating the salads and wraps may be infected with a parasite called cyclospora cayetanenis.

Click here to see the full list of products recalled.

Products included in the recall sold at Trader Joe's are:

  • Caesar Salad with Chicken and Cracked Peppercorn Caesar Dressing
  • Tarragon Chicken Salad Wrap
  • Chinese Inspired Salad with Chicken

Recalled products sold at Walgreens include:

  • Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken
  • Asian Style Salad with Chicken
  • Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Chef Salad with Ham and Turkey

All products recalled were produced between July 15 and 18, with sell by dates ranging from July 18 to 23.

FSIS says they're concerned because "some product may be in consumers' refrigerators and that consumers may be at risk due to the length of the cyclospora incubation period."

Consumers should not eat these products. They should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Cyclospora is an illness caused by the intestinal parasite, cyclospora cayetanesis. The incubation period is anywhere from two to 14 days, says FSIS.

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