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…

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CDC Investigates Multi-State E. Coli Outbreak

The CDC is investigating a multi-state outbreak of E. coli, which has infected 17 people across eight states. The outbreak may be related to a recent identification made by the Maryland Department of Health of an E. coli strain in an unopened package of Ready Pac Foods Bistro Chicken Caesar Salad, however, further laboratory testing needs to be done before it can be determined if the E. coli strains are genetically related. The possibly contaminated Ready Pac Foods Bistro Chicken Caesar Salads have a “Best By” date of October 31,…

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