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Bagged Salad Sickens 122 in 7 States

A recalled bagged salad distributed to a dozen Midwestern states by grocery stores has sickened 122 people in seven states and sent 19 to the hospital, the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The salad distributed by Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco and Aldi grocery stores is contaminated with cyclospora, a parasite that can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, and fatigue.

 

The salad mix containing carrots, red cabbage, and iceberg lettuce is packaged as Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salads, Jewel-Osco Signature Farms Brand Garden Salads and ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salads. All have been recalled and consumers are advised not to eat them.

 

The CDC said the highest number of illnesses is reported in Iowa with 54. Illinois has 30. Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin also have reported illnesses, which were first reported on May 11 and have been as recent as June 15.

 

The salads were sold in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

 

The CDC said it continues to investigate and is working to determine if other recent cases of cyclospora infection are linked to contaminated ingredients in these bagged salad mixes.

 

a close up of food: salad.jpg

 

Courtesy CBS News

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Bagged Salad Sickens 122 in 7 States

@KingstonsMom   THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP.    I normally no longer purchase lettuce in a bag any longer but sometimes Jewel has a great deal and if I spot it,  I could be tempted.  I've been doing most of my shopping at Marianos these days, but it's good to know.  THANK YOU.

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Re: Bagged Salad Sickens 122 in 7 States

What?  I thought it was only Chinese-produced food that was contaminated.

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Re: Bagged Salad Sickens 122 in 7 States

@KingstonsMom I echo @nyc1 's comment of thanks for the heads up. 

 

I eat a lot of bagged lettuce and premade salads--mainly bought from Trader Joe's--so I like hearing these warnings as soon as they're reported. 

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Re: Bagged Salad Sickens 122 in 7 States

 

 

 

What @KingstonsMom  posted is what is being reported. It is store brand salads from Aldi, Hy-Vel, and Jewell-Osco. The FDA has extended the area of concern.

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Re: Bagged Salad Sickens 122 in 7 States


@Kachina624 wrote:

What?  I thought it was only Chinese-produced food that was contaminated.


I guess that rules out bok choy and Chinese cabbage. Although Chinese cabbage is sometimes called Napa cabbage so now I'm confused. Smiley Very Happy

 

I hope everyone sees the emoji and realizes I'm just being a goof.

 

Also, @Kachina624 , I hope you don't think I'm stalking you. I swear...no more quoting you for the rest of the week, lol.

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@Kachina624  ....... Where did you hear this?

 

 

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Re: Bagged Salad Sickens 122 in 7 States

@KingstonsMom I stopped buying bagged lettuce some time ago.  Too many contamination issues.

 

I just cut up cukes, onions, tomatoes or anything else I would put in a "regular" lettuce salad, and drizzle with some dressing.  I don't miss the lettuce.

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Re: Bagged Salad Sickens 122 in 7 States

Glad I don't use bagged salad anymore.

I buy iceberg, romaine, baby lettcue to make salad with plus other ingredients.

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Re: Bagged Salad Sickens 122 in 7 States

I agree, Kachina.😏