The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a health alert for over 20 products distributed by Caito Foods of Indianapolis due to a lettuce recall. The items, sold at Trader Joe's, Kroger, and Walgreens, have officials concerned about beef, pork and poultry products containing intestinal parasites.
The distributor was notified by a supplier, Fresh Express, that they were recalling romaine lettuce used in salads and wraps. Now the USDA is concerned that consumers are at risk of the parasite due to the incubation period for cyclospora cayetanenis, which ranges from two days to 14 days.
According to the CDC, the parasite can cause watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, nausea and fatigue.
If you purchased any of these products you should either throw them out or return them to the store.
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