NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Centers for Disease Control has issued a warning to consumers about a popular salad kit linked to E. coli infections in multiple states.
Officials say the infections are linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp chopped salad kits. At least eight people from three states were infected with the outbreak strain as of December 9.READ MORE: ERCOT CEO Grilled By State Lawmakers, As Power Plant Operators Admit Entire Energy Sector Failed Texas
Of the three people hospitalized because of infection, one developed kidney failure.
The salad kits have a best-before date up to and including December 7, 2019, with the ID code UPC 0 71279 30906 4, and begins with the lot code Z.READ MORE: 12-Year-Old: 'You Killed A Really Good Man' After Father Murdered In Believed Dallas Road Rage Incident
The CDC recommends throwing away the kits, even if some of the salad was already eaten and no one fell ill.
Consumers should wash and sanitize drawers and refrigerator shelves where the kits were stored.MORE NEWS: From Threatened To Celebrated: North Texas Educator June Williams Davis Writing New Chapter In Black History
E. coli infection symptoms include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.