July 14, 2020

Nine Sick in Wisconsin Cyclospora Salad Outbreak From ALDI Hy Vee

There are nine sick in theĀ Wisconsin cyclospora salad outbreak that is linked to bagged salads sold at ALDI and Hy-Vee stores in that state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health. These patients are part of a larger multistate outbreak that has sickened at least 122 people in 7 states as of June 23, 2020.

Nine Sick in Wisconsin Cyclospora Salad Outbreak Linked to Salad

The garden salads in question contain iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots, and red cabbage. The Hy Vee product is called Garden Salad. The ALDI product is called Little Salad Bar Garden Salad. Both were produced by Fresh Express. Both salads were recalled this week.

Jewel Osco is another brand that has been implicated in the larger outbreak, but no Wisconsin illnesses have been linked to that specific product at this time.

If you live in Wisconsin and have purchased store brand bagged salads and are not sure if it is one of the recalled products, don’t eat it. Throw it away in a secure garbage can, or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund.

Unfortunately, cyclospora outbreaks are becoming routine every summer in the U.S. Last year almost 1700 Americans were sickened with this infection.

Lawyer Fred Pritzker

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

Food safety lawyer Fred Pritzker said, “This illness can be devastating. No one should get sick just because they bought a bagged salad at the grocery store. Everyone in the food production chain needs to do a better job so the food they make and sell is safe to eat.”

Symptoms of cyclosporiasis, the illness caused by this pathogen, can take 2 to 5 days to appear. People usually suffer from gas, bloating, stomach pain and cramps, loss of appetite, fatigue, weight loss, fever, vomiting, nausea, and explosive and watery diarrhea. These symptoms can last for weeks or months if not treated with a sulfa based drug.

If you or a family member has been experiencing these symptoms, especially if they recently ate a bagged salad, contact your doctor. You may be part of this Wisconsin cyclospora salad outbreak.

Pritzker Hageman Food Safety Lawyers

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

 

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