November 29, 2020

Wawona Peaches Linked to a Salmonella Outbreak; Sickens 68 in 9 States

The FDA says that Wawona Packing peaches linked to a Salmonella outbreak have sickened at least 68 people in nine states. The peaches were sold at ALDI stores in certain states. As of August 19, 2020, ALDI has voluntarily recalled all of the Wawona brand bagged peaches from select stores in multiple states. The case count by state is: Iowa (8), Maryland (1), Michigan (17), Minnesota (23), New Jersey (4), New York (8), Pennsylvania (1), Virginia (3), and Wisconsin (3). Fourteen people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. The Wawona peaches linked to a Salmonella outbreak were distributed in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin, and West … [Read more...]

ALDI Recalls Wawona Peaches For Possible Salmonella Contamination

ALDI recalls Wawona peaches for possible Salmonella contamination. There is a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak that seems to be centered in Minnesota, that has sickened 23 people in that state and 68 in eight other states nationwide. ALDI has removed the peaches from its stores. The peaches were sold in various types in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia. And the peaches were available for purchase through the company’s partnership with Instacart, a grocery delivery service. The recalled peaches are Wawona peaches in a 2 pound bag with UPC number 033383322001. That product was sold in ALDI … [Read more...]

Now 641 Sick in Fresh Express Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak

As of July 22, 2020, there are 641 people sick in 11 states in the Fresh Express bagged salad cyclospora outbreak. That's an increase of 132 more patients since the last update on July 9, 2020. Thirty-seven people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. There is also an outbreak in Canada that has sickened people in three provinces that is also linked to Fresh Express salad products. The case count by state is: Georgia (1), Iowa (195), Illinois (198), Kansas (5), Minnesota (73), Missouri (57), Nebraska (55), North Dakota (6), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota (13), andWisconsin (36). The illness onset date range is from May 11, 2020 to July 5, 2020. The outbreak is potentially linked to Fresh Express bagged salad products that contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and … [Read more...]

Think You Have Cyclospora? Here’s What to Ask Your Doctor About Testing

A multistate cyclospora outbreak has sickened at least 206 people across the Midwest. The outbreak is potentially linked to bagged salads containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots that was produced by Fresh Express and allegedly sold at Hy Vee, Giant Eagle, ShopRite, ALDI, Walmart, and Jewel Osco stores in many states. So do you think you have cyclospora? Here's what to ask your doctor about testing. First, the stool test for cyclospora has to be specially requested. It's not a common test that is routinely conducted. Anecdotal evidence we have heard is that many people are told by their doctors that their is no need for a test, or that there is no test for this parasite. Both of these statements are false. For the best outcome, a test definitively finding cyclospora … [Read more...]

Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak: Walmart Product Added, 206 Sick

The bagged salad cyclospora outbreak has been updated by the FDA. A new product has been added to the list of salads in the  outbreak: Walmart's Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad sold in 12 and 24 ounce sizes. The FDA has named Fresh Express as the producer of these salads. And there are now 206 people in 8 states sick in this outbreak. North Dakota has been added to the outbreak list. The case count by state is: Iowa (74), Illinois (57), Kansas (1), Minnesota (25), Missouri (10), Nebraska (20), North Dakota (6), and Wisconsin (13). Twenty-three people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. And the illness onset dates range from May 11, 2020 through June 17, 2020. The bagged salad products potentially linked to this outbreak include ALDI Little Salad Bar Garden Salads, … [Read more...]

Recent Cyclospora Outbreaks in U.S. Sicken Thousands Linked to Produce

It's just like clockwork. Every summer, at least one cyclospora outbreak is announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These outbreaks are always linked to fresh produce that does not go through a kill step such as heating before consumers eat it. Let's look back at the recent cyclospora outbreaks in the U.S. First, Cyclospora cayetanensis is a microscopic parasite that uses a human host to reproduce and travel. When a person ingests a major oocyst, it breaks apart in the intestine, causes damage, and uses human cells to reproduce. It is excreted in feces, where it matures in the environment, contaminates food through waste in the fields, contamination along the food chain, or contaminated irrigation water, and the process repeats. Cyclospora Outbreaks in … [Read more...]

Where Were Bagged Salads Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak Sold?

The first known cyclospora outbreak of the 2020 season in the U.S. linked to ALDI, Hy-Vee, and Jewel-Osco salads has sickened at least 122 people in 7 states, as of June 23, 2020. Nineteen people have been hospitalized. Where were those bagged salads linked to cyclospora illnesses sold? Are people in other states at risk? While there are illness in just seven of the twelve states where the salads were sold, people living in the states without an outbreak still need to discard those products and should monitor their health for the symptoms of cyclosporiasis if they ate them. And it's important to know that the FDA says that these products could have been distributed to more states and retailers than are currently known. Hy Vee Garden Salads were sold in their stores in Iowa, … [Read more...]

Iowa Cyclospora Outbreak Linked to Bagged Salads Sickens at Least 54

The Iowa cyclospora outbreak linked to ALDI, Hy-Vee, and Jewel-Osco bagged gardens salads is the largest in the country with 54 sick, according to the Iowa Department of Health. The larger multistate outbreak has now sickened at least 122 people in 7 states. All of those bagged salads were recalled this week. They are Hy-Vee Garden Salad, ALDI Little Salad Bar Garden Salad, and Jewel-Osco Signature Farms Garden Salads. Illinois and Iowa are the only two states with cases linked to all three store brands, although Wisconsin may be added to that list. Public health officials think there may be more products linked to this outbreak and are launching traceback investigations. Fresh Express produced these salads for the private brands. If you live in Iowa and have purchased bagged … [Read more...]

Nine Sick in Wisconsin Cyclospora Salad Outbreak From ALDI Hy Vee

There are nine sick in the 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. 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 … [Read more...]

Recall of ALDI Little Salad Bar Garden Salad For Cyclospora Updated

The recall of ALDI Little Salad Bar Garden Salad has been updated to include more information. This product is potentially linked to a multistate cyclospora outbreak that has sickened at least 122 people in 7 states. There is no picture of the product available. The recalled product is ALDI Little Salad Bar Garden Salads that have use by dates of May 16 to July 4, 2020. The previous use by dates were May 1 to June 29, 2020. All product codes of the salad are recalled. The salads were sold in ALDI stores in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin between May 1 and June 19, 2020. The people sickened in this outbreak live in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, and Wisconsin. The salad was produced … [Read more...]

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