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Jewel-Osco Recalls Signature Farms Garden Salad Due to Parasite Outbreak

The recalled bagged salads were sold in 12-ounce bags in the grocery store's produce department

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Chris Coffey

Jewel-Osco recalled Signature Farms Garden Salad on Saturday due to a potential link to an outbreak of Cyclospora infections.

The recalled bagged salads were sold in 12-ounce bags in the grocery store's produce department and stated they would best if used by May 16 through July 4, Jewel-Osco explained.

The product had a UPC code of 21130 98135 and a plant number of S5417, the grocery store said.

The store recalled all Signature Farms Garden Salad bags sold in the Illinois, Indiana and Iowa locations.

Cyclospora cayetanesis is a microscopic parasite infecting the small intestine, commonly caused by consuming food or water condaminated by feces, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.

An individual will typically notice symptoms of the disease within about one week. The CDC said these symptoms generally include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Stomach cramps and pain
  • Bloating and gas
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Fever

According to the CDC, some people who are infected with Cyclospora do not show any symptoms.

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