October 18, 2019

Hy Vee Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Spring Pasta Salad Grows to 79 Sick; Lawsuits Possible

The multistate Hy Vee Salmonella outbreak linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salads has grown to include 79 people in 9 states, according to the CDC. The salad was recalled on July 17, 2018. The salad contains shell pasta, carrots, celery, cucumbers, green pepper, onion, and mayonnaise. Officials have not yet determined which component of the salad is contaminated with the pathogenic bacteria in this Hy Vee Salmonella outbreak.

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Fifty-eight more ill persons have been added to this outbreak count since the last update on July 18, 2018. Four more states reported ill people: Illinois, Kansas, North Dakota, and Tennessee.

The main outbreak strain of bacteria in this outbreak is Salmonella Sandiego. Salmonella enteric subspecies IIIb has been added to this investigation because two people were infected with this Salmonella strain and with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Sandiego at the same time. A search of the CDC PulseNet database found six more people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella enteric subspecies IIIb and added them to the outbreak total.

Lawyer Fred Pritzker

Attorney Fred Pritzker can be reached at 612-338-0202 or 1-888-377-8900.

Food safety attorney Fred Pritzker, who has represented many clients in the Fareway Foods chicken salad Salmonella outbreak that took place in spring 2018, said, “Ready-to-eat foods should never be contaminated with enough pathogenic bacteria to make someone sick. This Hy Vee Salmonella outbreak and the Fareway Foods outbreak have sickened more than 340 people in the upper Midwest. And we know that Salmonella outbreaks are notoriously underreported. Thousands could be sick, just from eating a salad.”

Illnesses started on dates ranging from June 21, 2018 to July 15, 2018. The case count by state is: Illinois (2), Iowa (26), Kansas (2), Minnesota (20), Missouri (3), Nebraska (9), North Dakota (1), South Dakota (15), and Tennessee.

The recalled pasta salad was sold in 1 pound and 4 pound plasticcontainers. It may also have been served at the deli counter. It was sold at all Hy-Vee grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The expiration dates on the salad range from June 22, 2018 to August 3, 2018.

If you ate this salad and have been sick with the symptoms of a Salmonella infection, which include nausea, vomiting, fever, and diarrhea that may be bloody, see your doctor. You may be part of this Hy Vee Salmonella outbreak.

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