Jun 24, 2020FDA, CDC pursue outbreak investigation of cyclospora in bagged salads
As of June 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local partners are investigating a multi-state outbreak of cyclospora illnesses potentially linked to ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salad from ALDI grocery stores, Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salad from Hy-Vee grocery stores, and Signature Farms Brand Garden Salad from Jewel-Osco.
Although the investigation is ongoing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), analysis of epidemiologic information indicates that these bagged salads from ALDI, Hy-Vee and Jewel-Osco grocery stores are a likely cause of the illnesses. FDA has initiated a traceback investigation to determine supplier and distributor information to find the cause and source of the outbreak.
This applies only to the store brand salads labeled as “garden salads” and not for other types of store brand packaged salads sold at these retailers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the beginning stages of this investigation and there may be additional retailers and products impacted by this outbreak. As this outbreak investigation continues, the FDA will provide additional updates to this advisory as more information becomes available.