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FDA names Fresh Express as supplier of salads in Cyclospora outbreak

Food and Drug Administration investigation Update June 22, 2020

On June 20, 2020, Hy-Vee and Jewel-Osco recalled their 12-ounce bagged and labeled “garden salad” products. Hy-Vee recalled its 12 oz. Hy-Vee Bagged Garden Salad product on June 20, 2020 across its eight-state region.

Fresh Express BB #:115030 is the manufacturer of these salads.

In a press release, Jewel-Osco stated its recall of bagged Signature Farms Garden Salad, sold in its stores in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa, was “in cooperation with the Fresh Express recall of bagged salads potentially linked to an outbreak of Cyclospora infections” in midwestern states.

ALDI has reported to FDA that they have removed the ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salad from store shelves.

FDA is working with the retailers to ensure the potentially adulterated products are effectively removed from the market place. As this outbreak investigation continues, the FDA will provide additional updates to this advisory as more information becomes available.

Recommendations

Consumers should not eat, and restaurants and retailers should not sell or serve recalled Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salad or recalled Jewel-Osco Signature Farms Brand Garden Salad. The Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salads were sold in stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The Jewel-Osco Signature Farms Brand Garden Salads were sold in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa.

Additionally, FDA and CDC continue to warn people not to eat all ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salad sold in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri.

Case Counts
Total Illnesses: 76
Hospitalizations: 16
Deaths: 0
Illness Onset Date Range: 5/11/2020 – 6/14/2020
States with Cases: IA (28), IL (23), KS (1), MN (10), MO (7), NE (7)