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Aldi recalls salads in Cyclospora outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released this statement June 23, 2020

On June 22, 2020, ALDI, in association with Fresh Express Inc., recalled ALDI’s 12-ounce Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salads from stores in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

FDA continues this investigation and there may be additional retailers and products impacted by this outbreak.

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

Case Counts
Total Illnesses: 122
Hospitalizations: 19
Deaths: 0
Illness Onset Date Range: 5/11/2020 – 6/15/2020
States with Cases: IA (54), IL (30), KS (1), MN (13), MO (7), NE (8), WI (9)

Aldi released this statement June 23, 2020

In Association with Fresh Express Inc., ALDI Voluntarily Recalls Little Salad Bar Garden Salad

Batavia, Ill. (June 23, 2020) – In cooperation with Fresh Express Inc., and out of an abundance of caution, ALDI BB #:116756 has removed Little Salad Bar Garden Salad from select stores as a precautionary measure due to possible Cyclospora infection.

The recall affects all product codes of ALDI Little Salad Bar Garden Salads with use-by dates of May 16 to July 04 and distributed in the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin between May 1 and June 19.

If customers have the affected Little Salad Bar Garden Salad, they should discard it immediately.

Customers with additional questions can contact Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at (800) 242-5472 Monday – Friday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time.

ALDI sincerely regrets any inconvenience and concern this voluntary recall may cause.

Contact:
Shenetta Johnson
(248) 203-8987
SJohnson2@webershandwick.com