Recall Roundup: Sickly Salads, Volvo, and Cheesecake


We’ve got a bunch of recalls to cover today! From contaminated salads to Volvo’s biggest recall ever, we’ve got the information you need to know to keep your family safe.

Salad Recall Expanded Nationwide, Includes 90 Products

The salad packager Fresh Express is expanding a previous recall to include more products, retails, and US states. A single plant appears to be the source of a widespread Cyclospora outbreak. So far, more than 200 people have gotten sick from eating these bagged salad products.

The recall now covers these store brands:

  • Aldi’s Little Salad Bar
  • Giant Eagle
  • Hy-Vee
  • Jewel-Osco Signature Farms
  • ShopRite Wholesome Pantry
  • Walmart Marketside

The bagged salad blends were sold in a total of 30 US states. Here’s the complete list: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Cyclospora is a microscopic parasite that can cause severe gastrointestinal symptoms. If you think you may have consumed one of the salad mixes and start to feel ill, contact your doctor.

Volvo Recalls 2.1 Million Cars

In their largest recall ever, Volvo is pulling 2.1 million cars off the road. The automaker has confirmed that a component in the front row seatbelts can wear down and break. Unfortunately, the steel cable connecting the seatbelts to the car body can become weakened over time.

“We have seen that this wire can be subject to wear and tear under special conditions,” spokesman Stefan Elfstrom said.

The following vehicles are involved in this recall:

  • Volvo S60, S60L, S60CC, V60, V60CC, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 och S80L
  • Model years 2006-2019

Volvo states that they are not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue. They are recalling these vehicles out of an abundance of caution.

Undeclared Allergens in Cheesecake, Rubber Pieces in Chicken Nuggets

Bad news all around for packaged foods today. In addition to the bagged salad Cyclospora outbreak, cheesecake, and chicken nuggets are also getting recalled.

Whole Foods is pulling its red velvet cheesecake from 34 stores in California, Idaho, and Nevada. The prepacked cake slices contain walnuts, yet there is no warning on the label about tree nuts. People with severe nut allergies can have life-threatening reactions to undeclared allergens.

Imagine biting into a chicken nugget, only to encounter a “flexible rubber material.” That’s what happened to customers who bought Pilgrim’s Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Nuggets. The frozen nuggets were contaminated with unknown rubbery pieces. The USDA recommends that you do not eat the nuggets, which have a best-by date of May 6, 2021, and a lot code of 0127.