April 15, 2024

Hy Vee Potato Salad Withdrawn For Possible Contamination

Hy Vee potato salad is being withdrawn from stores for possible contamination. A presumptive positive microbial test result was found on the line that processes the potatoes. The press release did not state which pathogen may be the cause of the positive test. All potato salad varieties that the company sells are included in this recall. The final test results are not expected for about a week, but out of an abundance of caution the company is withdrawing the salad. The recalled product includes all varieties and sizes of Hy-Vee Potato Salad and Mealtime potato salad sold from the grab-and-go refrigerated cases and/or deli service cases in all Hy Vee, Hy-Vee Drugstore, and Dollar Fresh convenience stores. These stores are located in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, … [Read more...]

Hy Vee Recalls Short Cuts Vegetable Mix For Possible Listeria

Hy Vee stores are recalling Short Cuts Vegetable Mix in two varieties for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. These products were sold in the store's eight-state region, which includes Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. No illnesses have been reported to date to the company in connection with this issue. The recalled products are Short Cuts Vegetable Mix in two varieties: Hy Vee Short Cuts Pot Roast Mix, with UPC number 0272083305352, and Hy-Vee Short Cuts Grill/Oven Ready Veggie Mix, with UPC number 0272104105992 printed on the label. These products have a "Best if Used By" date of December 3, 2020. You can see pictures of the product packages at the FDA web site. The potential for contamination was discovered during … [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...]

Hy Vee Recalls More Salads For Possible Cyclospora Contamination

Hy Vee recalls more salads for possible cyclospora contamination after Fresh Express announced its recall of salads that contain lettuce, red cabbage, and carrot with its brand name. These twelve newly recalled Hy Vee salads are in addition to the 12 ounce Hy-Vee Bagged Garden Salad that was recalled last week. All expiation dates of the 13 recalled private label bagged salads are recalled. There is a multistate cyclospora outbreak that has sickened at least 206 people in eight midwestern states. Hy Vee Garden Salad is potentially linked to that outbreak, according to the FDA and CDC. These recalled salads were distributed to Hy Vee grocery stores in these states: Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. These salads are all Hy-Vee … [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...]

ALDI Hy Vee Jewel Osco Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak 122 Sick

The ALDI Hy Vee Jewel Osco bagged salad cyclospora outbreak has now sickened at least 122 people in 7 states, according to the latest update by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That's an increase of 46 more patients since June 20, 2020, and Wisconsin has been added to the state list. Nineteen people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. The patient case count by state is: Iowa (54), Illinois (30), Kansas (1), Minnesota (13), Missouri (7), Nebraska (8), and Wisconsin (9). The illness onset dates range from May 11, 2020 through June 15, 2020. The patient age range is from 16 to 92 years. The bagged salad mixes linked to this outbreak are ALDI Little Salad Bar brand Garden Salad sold in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, … [Read more...]

Hy-Vee Recalls Garden Salad For Possible Cyclospora Contamination

Hy-Vee stores is recalling its garden salad after its supplier, Fresh Express, told them of possible cyclospora contamination. The FDA has listed this product as potentially linked to a multistate cyclospora outbreak that has sickened at least 76 people in 6 midwestern states. However, the recall notice states that "Hy-Vee has not received any reports of illness due to consumption of its Hy-Vee Bagged Garden Salad." The recall is for 12 ounce Hy-Vee Bagged Garden Salad, with all UPC numbers and expiration dates included. This salad was sold in Hy Vee stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. People sickened in this cyclospora outbreak live in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Minnesota. Fresh Express sells their own … [Read more...]

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. 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, … [Read more...]

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