*Update 7/2/20: Hy-Vee, Inc. is recalling an additional 12 salads across its eight-state region due to the potential that they may be contaminated with Cyclospora. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee’s attention when Fresh Express – which manufactures the product – announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) expanded its investigation of an outbreak of Cyclospora in the upper Midwest section of the United States. The 12 salads are in addition to the 12 oz. Hy-Vee Bagged Garden Salad product that Hy-Vee pulled last week after initial notification of the investigation. Hy-Vee now has 13 private label bagged salad products (all expiration dates) that are being recalled as a result.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Hy-Vee, Inc. and ALDI stores, in association with Fresh Express, Inc., are recalling several bagged garden salad products due to a potential contamination with Cyclospora. Fresh Express, the company that manufactures the salads for both stores, was notified that several of their private label products were being investigated by the FDA as being linked to a recent outbreak in the upper Midwest.

Neither stores have received any complaints of illnesses, and both are removing the affected products out of an abundance of caution. Keep reading to see all the products affected by this recall.

photo: Courtesy of the FDA

Hy-Vee is recalling 12 oz. Hy-Vee Bagged Garden Salads distributed in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. This includes all UPC’s and expiration dates. Customers should immediately throw away the product, return to a Hy-Vee store for a refund or call Customer Care representatives at 1-800-772-4098 with any questions.

The list below outlines the additional 13 products that have been recalled. No other Hy-Vee branded salads are impacted by the new recall.

UPC DESCRIPTION SIZE

0-07450-24669 HY-VEE SOUTHWEST CHOPPED SALAD KIT 13.4 OZ

0-07545-12053 HY-VEE SHREDDED ICEBERG 8 OZ

0-75450-08530 HY-VEE VEGGIE DELUXE SALAD 12 OZ

0-75450-12046 HY-VEE GREENER SUPREME BLEND 12 OZ

0-75450-12047 HY-VEE AMERICAN BLEND SALAD 12 OZ

0-75450-12048 HY-VEE ITALIAN BLEND SALAD 10 OZ

0-75450-12051 HY-VEE COLESLAW MIX 16 OZ

0-75450-12058 HY-VEE ROMAINE GARDEN SALAD 12 OZ

0-75450-24668 HY-VEE ASIAN CHOPPED SALAD KIT 13.7 OZ

0-75450-24670 HY-VEE SUNFLOWER CHOPPED SALAD KIT 13.2 OZ

0-75450-24672 HY-VEE CHIPOTLE CHEDDAR CHOPPED KIT 11.4 OZ

0-75450-24674 HY-VEE GARDEN SALAD 12 OZ

0-75450-24715 HY-VEE AVOCADO RANCH CHOPPED KIT 12.8 OZ

 

ALDI is recalling all product codes of Little Salad Bar Garden Salads with use-by dates of May 16 to Jul. 4. These products were distributed in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin between May 1 and Jun. 19. Customers should discard any affected salad products or call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at 1-800-242-5472.

Symptoms of cyclosporiasis, the illness caused by consuming Cyclospora, can start seven days after ingestion. They include watery diarrhea, nausea, low grade fever, vomiting, loss of appetite, bloating, cramping, weight loss and increased gas.

––Karly Wood

 

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