The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Sandiego infections linked to Spring Pasta Salad purchased at Hy-Vee grocery stores.
Twenty-one people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Sandiego have been reported from five states. Five people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
On July 16, 2018, Hy-Vee, Inc. removed Spring Pasta Salad products from all of its stores and on July 17, 2018, Hy-Vee, Inc. recalled its Spring Pasta Salad because it might be contaminated with Salmonella.
CDC recommends you do not eat recalled Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad. Return it to the store for a refund or throw it away. Even if some of it was eaten and no one got sick, do not eat it.
The recalled pasta salad was sold in 1-pound (16 oz.) and 3-pound (48 oz.) plastic containers or may have been scooped at the deli counter into clear plastic containers. It was sold in all Hy-Vee grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The expiration dates for the recalled pasta salad range from June 22, 2018, to August 3, 2018.
It is not yet known which ingredient in the pasta salad was contaminated. This investigation is ongoing.