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Outbreak Investigation of Cyclospora: Bagged Salads (June 2020)

Outbreak Investigation of Cyclospora: Bagged Salads (June 2020)

Hy-Vee and Jewel-Osco grocery stores recall their store brand bagged salads specifically labeled as "garden salads" sold in mid-western states including Iowa

Author: Alex Carfrae/Saturday, June 20, 2020/Categories: IDPH News, Infectious Disease Prevention

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This FDA advisory is provided as a courtesy by IDPH.  The official FDA advisory can be found at Outbreak Investigation of Cyclospora: Bagged Salads (June 2020)

 

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections potentially linked to ALDI, Hy-Vee, and Jewel-Osco grocery store brand “garden salads” containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. Hy-Vee and Jewel-Osco grocery stores have recalled their store brand bagged salads specifically labeled as “garden salads” and sold in mid-western states.

Recommendations

Consumers should not eat, and restaurants and retailers should not sell or serve recalled Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salad or recalled Jewel-Osco Signature Farms Brand Garden Salad. The Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salads were sold in stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The Jewel-Osco Signature Farms Brand Garden Salads were sold in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa.

Additionally, FDA and CDC continue to warn people not to eat all ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salad sold in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri.

 

Investigation Update

June 22, 2020

On June 20, 2020, Hy-Vee and Jewel-Osco recalled their 12-ounce bagged and labeled "garden salad" products. Hy-Vee recalled its 12 oz. Hy-Vee Bagged Garden Salad product on June 20, 2020 across its eight-state region. Fresh Express is the manufacturer of these salads.

In a press release, Jewel-Osco stated its recall of bagged Signature Farms Garden Salad, sold in its stores in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa, was "in cooperation with the Fresh Express recall of bagged salads potentially linked to an outbreak of Cyclospora infections" in midwestern states.

ALDI has reported to FDA that they have removed the ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salad from store shelves.

FDA is working with the retailers to ensure the potentially adulterated products are effectively removed from the market place. As this outbreak investigation continues, the FDA will provide additional updates to this advisory as more information becomes available.

Previous Updates

 

Recall Information

 

Company Size Best if Used By Date Retailer States Distributed UPC Code
Hy-Vee 12-Ounce   Hy-Vee IA, IL, MO, KS, NE, SD, MN, WI  
Jewel-Osco 12-Ounce 5/16/20 - 7/4/20 Jewel-Osco IL, IN, IA 21130 98135


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Case Counts

Total Illnesses: 76
Hospitalizations: 16
Deaths: 0
Illness Onset Date Range: 5/11/2020 - 6/14/2020
States with Cases: IA (28), IL (23), KS (1), MN (10), MO (7), NE (7)

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