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Outbreak of Cyclospora in Bagged Salads | RECALL ALERT

bagged garden salad

A possible link between a multi-state outbreak of Cyclospora illnesses and bagged garden salads from ALDI, Jewel-Osco, and Hy-Vee has initiated a product recall from all three stores.

The FDA and CDC are recommending that all consumers not eat the possibly-affected salads. All stores have voluntarily recalled their bagged salads and removed the affected products from shelves.

Here’s what to check for:

  • ALDI’s affected Little Salad Bar Garden Salads were sold in a 12 oz bag in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Wisconsin stores. They have a UPC code of 4099100082975 and Best By dates of May 1 through June 29.
  • Jewel-Osco’s Signature Farm Garden Salads were sold in a 12 oz bag in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. They have a UPC code of 2113098135 and Best By dates of May 16 through July 4.
  • Hy-Vee’s Brand Garden Salad were sold in a 12 oz bag in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. They recalled all UPC codes and expiration dates.

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If you purchased from ALDI, they suggest throwing away the affected product immediately.

Jewel-Osco asks you to discard the salads or return them for a refund, or call 1-877-723-3929.

Hy-Vee is also requesting customers who purchased the affected items to discard them or return them to their local store for a full refund, or call 1-800-772-4098.

While the investigation is still ongoing, there have been a total of 76 reports of illness so far. The FDA and CDC stated there may be additional retailers and products affected by this outbreak. You can stay updated here.