Another Outbreak of E-Coli from Salinas Valley Linked to Chopped Salad Kit

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December 10, 2019 - 7:02 am
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There's another outbreak of E-Coli bacteria in lettuce from Central California.

Eight people in the  Upper Midwest and 16 more in Canada have become sick after eating Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp packaged salads with a "best-before" date of Dec. 7, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday.

Three people have been hospitalized, the CDC said.

There's been no recall.

The CDC says this is a different strain of E-Coli than the one that contaminated romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley before Thanksgiving.

"Romaine lettuce is one of the ingredients in the salad kit, but we do not know yet if this outbreak is related to a current outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California, growing region," the CDC said on its website.

On its website, CDC said "Do not eat or sell Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits with this identifying information: UPC 0 71279 30906 4, beginning with lot code Z, and a best-before date up to and including 07DEC19. This information is printed on the front of the bag in the top right corner."