The Cyclospora outbreak linked to bagged salad produced by Fresh Express and sold under store brand names now includes nine cases in Wisconsin. The affected stores in Wisconsin include Hy-Vee and ALDI. In other states the Jewel-Osco stores also sold the affected product. All three retailers have issued recalls.
Garden Salad Cyclospora Recalls in Wisconsin
ALDI Salad Recall June 22, 2020
ALDI issued a recall for Little Salad Bar Garden Salad on its website on June 22. In the recall announcement, The company said it has also removed the bagged salads from stores in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
The recalled Little Salad Bar Garden Salad was sold in 12 oz-bags with the UPC code 4099100082975 and “Best If Used By” dates ranging from May 1 through June 29. No other ALDI products are affected.
Hy-Vee Salad Recall, June 22, 2020
All UPC codes of Hy-Vee garden salad, sold in 12 oz. packages, are included in the Hy-Vee recall issued June 22, 2020. No other Hy-Vee food items are impacted by this recall.
Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak
The outbreak now includes 122 illnesses in seven states among people who ate ALDI Little Salad Bar brand Garden Salad, Hy-Vee brand Garden Salad, or Jewel-Osco brand Signature Farms Brand Garden Salad. Nineteen people have been hospitalized.
The case count from each state is: Illinois (30), Iowa (54), Kansas (1), Minnesota (13), Missouri (7) Nebraska (8), and Wisconsin (9). The people sickened in this outbreak range in age from 16 to 92 years old.
Cyclospora is a parasite. Symptoms of an infection include explosive or watery diarrhea, fatigue, muscle aches, abdominal cramps, vomiting, fever and other flu-like symptoms.
During interviews with health officials, the people sickened in this outbreak reported the onset of symptoms on dates ranging from May 11, 2020, to June 14, 2020, after eating bagged salads they had purchased from grocery stores. Some people specifically named the store brand salad.
This is not the first time Fresh Express salad has been linked to a Cyclospora outbreak. In 2018, salads made by Fresh Express and sold at McDonald’s locations sickened 511 people in 16 states, hospitalizing 24 of them.
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