In a public health alert issued on Monday, FSIS specified beef, pork, and poultry contained in salad and wrap products as the likely carriers of the cyclospora bacteria, according to CBS News. The products were distributed across the U.S. by Caito Foods, and sold by retailers including Kroger, Trader Joe’s and Walgreens.
“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators and that consumers may be at risk due to the length of the cyclospora incubation period,” which can take up to 2 weeks before producing recognizable symptoms,” the agency stated.
All of the recalled products are now out of date, produced from July 15 to 18 with the “Best By,” “Enjoy by,” Best if Sold By” or “Sell By” dates ranging from July 18 through July 23, FSIS said.
“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators and that consumers may be at risk due to the length of the cyclospora incubation period,” which ranges from two to 14 days, the agency stated.
Signs and symptoms of cyclospora food poisoning (cyclosporiasis) may include diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, fatigue, body aches and fever, according to HealthLine. These symptoms may take up to a week or even longer to manifest, making diagnosis of the condition and identifying the source of contamination more difficult.
Source: San Diego Union Tribune