August 10, 2022

Jewel-Osco Recalls Signature Farms Garden Salad For Cyclospora

Jewel-Osco is recalling its Signature Farms Garden Salad for possible cyclospora contamination, according to a notice on its website. The FDA has listed this product as potentially linked to a multistate cyclospora outbreak that has sickened at least 76 people in 6 states. The salad was sold at Jewel Osco stores in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. People sickened in the outbreak live in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

The recalled product is Signature Farms Garden Salad, sold in 12 ounce bags in the produce section of each supermarket. The best if used by dates on the salad are May 16 through July 4 (5-16-20 through 7-04-20). This date is printed on the top right corner of the front of the package. The UPC number on the back of the package is 21130 98135. Each package also has the unique plant number 55417 stamped on it.

If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away after first wrapping it in plastic wrap or foil and placing it in a secure garbage can. You can also take the salad back to the store where you bought it for a full refund. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling this salad.

Cyclospora cayetanensis is a microscopic parasite. It can contaminate food or water and then, when ingested, causes an illness called cyclosporiasis.  Symptoms of cyclosporiasis include watery and explosive diarrhea, fatigue, bloating, gas, nausea, loss of appetite, body aches, weight loss, stomach cramps and pain, headache, fever, and flu-like symptoms.

If not treated, this illness can last for weeks or months and can recur without warning. Some people, especially those in groups that are at high risk for serious food poisoning complications, can become dehydrated and need hospitalization.

If you have eaten this product and have been ill with these symptoms, see your doctor. There is treatment for this illness.

Jewel-Osco Recalls Signature Farms Garden Salad For Cyclospora


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