Health alert issued for meat wraps, salads over parasite concern

Photo: Rainer Zenz / CC BY-SA 3.0
Photo: Rainer Zenz / CC BY-SA 3.0
Published: Jul. 31, 2018 at 11:57 AM EDT
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

(WRDW/WAGT) -- The Federal Safety and Inspection Service has issued a health alert over certain meat products over concern for Cyclospora.

The agency is telling people to be extra cautious with beef pork and poultry salad and wrap products out of Caito Foods LLC, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The items under alert are sold in Kroger, Trader Joes and Walgreens, with a "best by" or "sell by" dates ranging from July 18th to July 23rd are under the alert.

The problem within Caito Foods is related to the lettuce supplier, Fresh Express. The chopped romaine is being recalled.

Cyclospora infection, defined by the Centers for Disease Control, is an intestinal illness caused by a parasite. The infection can cause Cyclosporiasis.

The symptoms of Cyclosporiasis include loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, nausea, fatigue, and other flu-like symptoms.