FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora Infections

The FDA, along with the CDC, state, and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections potentially linked to Aldi, Hy-Vee, Walmart, and Jewel-Osco grocery store brand salads containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots.

Aldi’s Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salads, Hy-Vee’s Garden Salad, Jewel-Osco’s Signature Farms Garden Salad, and Walmart’s Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad have been recalled. All of the recalled salads were sold in mid-western states. Fresh Express is the manufacturer of each of these recalled salads.

In a statement, the FDA said that it has begun an inspection at the Fresh Express production facility in Streamwood, Illinois, and has concerns that other products made with iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, or carrots may have the potential to be contaminated with Cyclospora. “FDA has discussed these concerns with Fresh Express and the firm has agreed to recall the products of concern,” the statement said. “More information on the recall will be forthcoming from Fresh Express.”

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