November 13, 2020

Multistate ALDI HyVee Salads Cyclospora Infections Sicken 76 in 6 States

The FDA is weighing in on the multistate ALDI HyVee salads cyclospora outbreak.¬†At least 76 people in 6 states are sick with this intestinal parasite. The ingredients in those bagged salads include iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. The notice states that “This applies only to the store brand salads labeled as ‘garden salads’ and not for other types of store brand packaged salads sold at these retailers.”

Multistate Cyclospora Infections Linked to ALDI Hy-Vee Salads

The patient case count by state is: Iowa (28), Illinois (23), Kansas (1), Minnesota (10), Missouri (7), and Nebraska (7). Sixteen people have been hospitalized because they are so ill. Illness onset dates range from May 11, 2020 to June 14, 2020.

The FDA and CDC are recommending that consumers do not eat all ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salads that were sold in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri; all Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salads sold in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska, and Jewel-Osco Signature Farms Brand Garden Salads that were sold in Illinois stores.

The FDA, CDC, and state and local health departments are investigating this cyclospora outbreak that is potentially linked to those products. CDC’s analysis of epidemiologic information indicates that these bagged salads are a likely source of the illness. The FDA has started a traceback investigation to try to find supplier and distributor information to discover the cause and source of this outbreak.

The investigation is in early stages. More products and retailers may be named as time goes on. FDA will provide more updates as more information becomes available.

Attorney Fred Pritzker

Noted food safety attorney Fred Pritzker has filed many lawsuits on behalf of cyclospora patients. You can contact him and his staff of lawyers for help by calling 1-888-377-8900 or 612-338-0202.

Cyclospora is a microscopic parasite that is excreted in human feces. It becomes infectious outside the body. When it gets onto fresh produce, which is usually eaten without heating, or a kill step, it infects more people and the cycle continues.

Symptoms of cyclosporiasis include frequent, explosive, and watery diarrhea, stomach cramps and pain, bloating, loss of appetite, weight l loss, nausea, and fatigue. These symptoms can appear to resolve, then recur without warning unless the infection is treated. Treatment is with sulfa drugs, but there is no effective treatment for anyone allergic to sulfa.

If you have eaten these salads and have been ill with these symptoms, see your doctor. You may be part of this multistate Jewel Osco ALDI HyVee salads Cyclospora outbreak.

Pritzker Hageman Food Safety Lawyers

If you or a loved one have been sickened with a cyclospora infection after eating recalled ALDI, Hy-Vee, or Jewel Osco bagged garden salads, please contact our experienced lawyers for help at 1-888-377-8900 or 612-338-0202.

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