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Salads and wraps from Trader Joe's, Walgreens may contain parasite

Federal officials have warned consumers not to eat the affected items.

Another week, another in a lengthening list of food recalls issued by federal authorities.

The latest recall concerns beef, pork and chicken salads and wraps sold at stores including Trader Joe's and Walgreens, which may be contaminated with Cyclospora, an intestinal parasite that can make people very ill.

It comes after Indiana-based Caito Foods discovered its lettuce supplier, Fresh Express, sent word that some of the romaine lettuce used in its salads and wraps was being recalled.

These salads and wraps were distributed to several national retailers, with Trader Joe's and Walgreens the two having particular relevance for Minnesota shoppers.

The recall involves a lot of products, ranging from Trader Joe's own-brand chicken wraps and salads, to products from brands including Boar's Head, Delish, and Garden Highway.

You can find a full list of affected products here.

The potentially affected items were produced between July 15-18 and had a best by date ranging from July 18-23.

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While these products will have expired by now, the warning has been issued because the incubation period for Cyclospora can range from 2-14 days.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture say it's concerned some may still be in consumers' refrigerators, and anyone in this situation should not consume them.

It's the latest in a long line of foods that have been subject to recalls in recent months because of a variety of potential contaminations.

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