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FDA investigating Cyclospora outbreak linked to bagged garden salads

(US FDA)

CASPER, Wyo — As of June 19, 2020, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora.

The outbreak is linked to ALDI, Hy-Vee, and Jewel-Osco grocery store brand “garden salads” containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. This applies only to the store brand salads labeled as “garden salads” and not for other types of store brand packaged salads sold at these retailers.

The CDC and FDA are recommending that consumers should not eat, and restaurants and retailers should not sell or serve:

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  •  ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salad sold in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri, 
  • Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salad sold in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska, 
  • Jewel-Osco Signature Farms Brand Garden Salad sold in Illinois.
(U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

Although the investigation is ongoing, CDC’s analysis of epidemiologic information indicates that these bagged salads from ALDI, Hy-Vee and Jewel-Osco grocery stores are a likely cause of the illnesses. FDA has initiated a traceback investigation to determine supplier and distributor information to find the cause and source of the outbreak.

FDA is in the beginning stages of this investigation and there may be additional retailers and products impacted by this outbreak. As this outbreak investigation continues, the FDA will provide additional updates to this advisory as more information becomes available.