July 14, 2020

FDA Updates ALDI Jewel Osco Hy Vee Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak

The FDA has updated the ALDI Jewel Osco Hy Vee bagged salad cyclospora outbreak that has sickened at least 76 people in 6 midwest states. Hy-Vee has posted a recall of some of its garden salads on the FDA web site. ALDI and Jewel Osco have also listed recalls, but on their corporate sites only. The most significant changes to report are that the number of states where these products were probably sold has increased, along with details about the recalled salads.

FDA Updates ALDI Jewel Osco Hy Vee Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak

The recalled salads are potentially linked to the multistate Cyclospora outbreak by the FDA. The “garden salads” in question contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. Consumers should not eat, and restaurants and retailers shouldn’t to sell or serve these recalled salads.

The Hy-Vee garden salad was sold in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The Jewel Osco Signature Farms garden salads were sold in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. And the ALDI Little Salad Bar garden salad was sold in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri.

The FDA is working with retailers to make sure these products are removed from store shelves. More products may be recalled as the investigation into the ALDI Jewel Osco Hy Vee cyclospora outbreak continues.

Cyclospora is a microscopic parasite that causes intestinal distress. The oocyst is excreted in feces. It can contaminate plants in the field, and then matures before it is ingested and causes more illness. The parasite is not passed person-to-person.

Lawyer Fred Pritzker

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cyclosporiasis, you can contact Minnesota attorney Fred Pritzker for help by calling 1-888-377-8900 or 612-338-0202.

In the last few years, there have been several cyclospora outbreaks during the summer months in the United States. Some of the products linked to these outbreaks in the past include mesclun lettuce, cilantro, raspberries, and vegetables.

An outbreak linked to basil imported from Mexico by Siga Logistics de RL de VC sickened 241 people lsat year. And a cyclospora outbreak at Cooper’s Hawk restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida at the same time sickened 80 to 100 people. A Minnesota outbreak, also last summer, that sickened 35 people was linked to three restaurants. Basil may have been the culprit in that last outbreak. Another outbreak in Boston sickened more than 100 people. In all, almost 1700 people contracted cyclosporiasis last summer.

The symptoms of cyclosporiasis include fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite, bloating, gas, stomach cramps and pain, and most significantly, watery and explosive diarrhea that can occur without warning. If you have been experiencing these symptoms, see your doctor. You may be part of this ALDI Jewel Osco Hy Vee bagged salad cyclospora outbreak.

Pritzker Hageman Food Safety Lawyers

If you or a loved one have been sickened with a Cyclospora infection after eating bagged salads, please contact our experienced attorneys for help at 1-888-377-8900 or 612-338-0202.

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