Our food safety attorneys are filing lawsuits on behalf of people sickened by Cyclospora contaminated salads sold at ALDI, Hy-Vee, Walmart, Giant Eagle, ShopRite and Jewel-Osco.
If you consumed bagged ‘Garden Salad’ or any salad containing iceberg lettuce or red cabbage or carrots from any of these retailers and became sick any time in May or June you should contact your doctor or seek medical attention at a hospital. Cyclospora symptoms, such as watery and explosive diarrhea, as well as fatigue, vomiting, and fever can persist for many weeks and often don’t appear until a week or more after eating contaminated food. Make sure your medical provider does a ‘cyclospora stool sample test‘. Some of these salads may have been sold as recently as July 4th and may have ‘sell buy’. dates as late as July 14, 2020.
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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday, June 19, 2020 that they are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Cyclospora infections. These cases were linked to store brand ALDI, Hy-Vee, and Jewel-Osco “Garden salads” produced by Fresh Express. On June 26th the CDC expanded the outbreak with many new identified cases and added Walmart “Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad” to the recall list. On June 29th, the FDA added new salads to the recall list, including salads sold by Giant Eagle and ShopRite.
The current warning applies to all ALDI, Walmart, Hy-Vee, Giant Eagle, ShopRite and Jewel store brand salads that contained any one of the following ingredients:
- Iceberg lettuce
- Red cabbage
These bagged salads will have a manufacturing identification code on the front side in the upper-right corner just below the “Use By” date. Affected products will have a code starting with the letter ‘Z’ followed by a three digit number of 178 or less. Use by dates might be as late as July 14.
As of July 25th, at least 641 people have been sickened so far and 37 people have been hospitalized. These products have been distributed to 31 states and the District of Columbia.
States where cases have been identified, so far:
- Iowa (195 cases)
- Illinois (198 cases)
- Georgia (1 case)
- Kansas (5 case)
- Minnesota (73 cases)
- Missouri (57 cases)
- Nebraska (55 cases)
- North Dakota (6 cases)
- Pennsylvania (2 cases)
- South Dakota (13 cases)
- Wisconsin (36 cases)
The following brands, which have been linked to this outbreak, have been recalled:
- ALDI (Little Salad Bar)
- Giant Eagle
- Jewel-Osco (Signature Farms)
- ShopRite (Wholesome Pantry)
- Walmart (Marketside)
Product packaging samples:
“Doctors often fail to order tests designed to detect Cyclospora. That’s because Cyclospora outbreaks are somewhat uncommon and the symptoms of Cyclospora (watery diarrhea, with frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements; loss of appetite; weight loss; stomach cramps/pain; bloating; increased gas; nausea; and fatigue) are similar to many other gastrointestinal ailments. If you believe your symptoms are related to consumption of recalled lettuce products – even if you’ve already been to a doctor – you should request Cyclospora testing.”
-Fred Pritzker, Food Safety Attorney
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Pritzker Hageman Cyclospora lawyers have represented clients in every major Cyclospora outbreak in the U.S including this one. If you got sick from contaminated salad, we can help. For a free consultation with our experienced legal team, please call 1-888-377-8900, send a text 612-261-0856, or complete the form below. There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we win.