The United States Department of Agriculture is warning of the potential contamination of beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products sold here in Kansas, and nationwide… to stores including Trader Joe’s, Kroger and Walgreen’s. A Food Safety and Inspection Service alert warns consumers of potential Cyclospora contamination. The federal agency says the alert was issued out of “an abundance of caution.” Cyclospora is an intestinal parasite. Signs of Cyclospora infection include diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps or pain, nausea, fatigue and flu-like symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The potentially affected items were produced between July 15-18, with a “best by,” “enjoy by,” “best if sold by” or “sell by” date ranging from July 18-23. The products will also include the establishment number “EST. 39985 or P-39985” near the USDA mark of inspection. A full list of products, labels, code numbers and identifying information can be found at fsis.usda.gov. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

Source: VNC News