FDA investigates illness linked to Hy-Vee, ALDI, Jewel-Osco salads

FDA investigates illness linked to Hy-Vee, ALDI, Jewel-Osco salads
FDA investigates illness linked to Hy-Vee, ALDI, Jewel-Osco salads An outbreak has been connected to a series of salads produced by Hy-Vee, ALDI and Jewel-Osco. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opened up an investigation into an outbreak of cyclospora illnesses on Friday. According to the FDA…

FDA investigates illness linked to Hy-Vee, ALDI, Jewel-Osco salads

An outbreak has been connected to a series of salads produced by Hy-Vee, ALDI and Jewel-Osco. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opened up an investigation into an outbreak of cyclospora illnesses on Friday. According to the FDA and CDC, the outbreak is potentially linked to ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Calad from ALDI grocery stores, Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salad from Hy-Vee Grocery stores and Signature Farms Brand Garden Salad from Jewel-Osco. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, there are 58 cases in 18 Iowa counties so far. The CDC says those infected will get sick within one week of becoming exposed. The symptoms include diarrhea, loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, body aches, headaches, fever, nausea, and other flu-like symptoms. The garden salads contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. The FDA and CDC ask that people do not eat the ALDI product sold in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Missouri, do not eat the Hy-Vee product sold in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska, and the Jewel-Osco product sold in Illinois. Hy-Vee released a statement that said in part, “Hy-Vee has not received any reports of illness due to consumption of its Hy-Vee Bagged Garden Salad. Customers who purchased this product should discard it or return it to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund.”The FDA is continuing to investigate this outbreak as there may be other retailers and products impacted. Anyone with symptoms who may have after consuming these products should contact the FDA.

DES MOINES, Iowa —

An outbreak has been connected to a series of salads produced by Hy-Vee, ALDI and Jewel-Osco.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opened up an investigation into an outbreak of cyclospora illnesses on Friday.

According to the FDA and CDC, the outbreak is potentially linked to ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Calad from ALDI grocery stores, Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salad from Hy-Vee Grocery stores and Signature Farms Brand Garden Salad from Jewel-Osco.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, there are 58 cases in 18 Iowa counties so far. The CDC says those infected will get sick within one week of becoming exposed. The symptoms include diarrhea, loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, body aches, headaches, fever, nausea, and other flu-like symptoms.

The garden salads contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots.

The FDA and CDC ask that people do not eat the ALDI product sold in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Missouri, do not eat the Hy-Vee product sold in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska, and the Jewel-Osco product sold in Illinois.

Hy-Vee released a statement that said in part, “Hy-Vee has not received any reports of illness due to consumption of its Hy-Vee Bagged Garden Salad. Customers who purchased this product should discard it or return it to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund.”

The FDA is continuing to investigate this outbreak as there may be other retailers and products impacted.

Anyone with symptoms who may have after consuming these products should contact the FDA.

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