August 12, 2020

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...]

Cyclospora Sickens Thirteen Minnesotans From ALDI HyVee Bagged Salads

Cyclospora sickens thirteen Minnesotans after they allegedly ate bagged salads sold at ALDI and HyVee stores in that state. These patients are part of a large multistate cyclosporiasis outbreak that started in May 2020 and has sickened dozens in 7 states. The Minnesota Department of Health is working with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the FDA, and other state's public health agencies to investigate this outbreak. The salads sold in Minnesota that are believed to be contaminated are ALDI and Hy-Vee store brand "garden salads" that contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. The ill Minnesotans range in age from 24 to 79 years. Two of the patients live in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Eleven live in … [Read more...]

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." 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 … [Read more...]

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