By Candess Zona-Mendola of MakeFoodSafe
The CDC and FDA are investigating an outbreak of 76 Cyclospora illnesses in 6 states linked to bagged salads purchased from Aldi, Hy-Vee, and Jewel-Osco stores.
At this time, no formal recall has been announced by the FDA, but Jewel-Osco has voluntarily recalled its affected salads “in an abundance of caution.” Thus far, 16 people have been hospitalized.
A breakdown of cases by state is as follows: Iowa (28), Illinois (23), Kansas (1), Minnesota (10), Missouri (7) and Nebraska (7).
FDA and CDC are recommending that consumers should not eat, and restaurants and retailers should not sell or serve all ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salad sold in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri, all Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salad sold in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska, and Jewel-Osco Signature Farms Brand Garden Salad sold in Illinois.
Investigations are still ongoing, and the CDC and FDA caution consumers that it is likely more brands, stores, and salad mixes are likely to be linked.
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