Hy-Vee and Aldi are recalling bagged salads manufactured by Fresh Express due to the potential that they may be contaminated with Cyclospora.
Hy-Vee Inc. has recalled 13 salads across its eight-state region, which includes Missouri:
- 13.4-ounce Hy-Vee Southwest Choopped Salad Kit.
- 8-ounce Hy-Vee Shredded Iceberg.
- 12-ounce Hy-Vee Veggie Deluxe Salad.
- 12-ounce Hy-Vee Greener Supreme Blend.
- 12-ounce Hy-Vee American Blend Salad.
- 10-ounce Hy-Vee Italian Blend Salad.
- 16-ounce Hy-Vee Coleslaw Mix.
- 12-ounce Hy-Vee Romaine Garden Salad.
- 13.7-ounce Hy-Vee Asian Chopped Salad Kit.
- 13.2-ounce Hy-Vee Sunflower Chopped Salad Kit.
- 11.4-ounce Hy-Vee Chipotle Cheddar Chopped Kit.
- 12-ounce Hy-Vee Garden Salad.
- 12.8-ounce Hy-Vee Avocado Ranch Chopped Kit.
Customers who purchased any of these products should discard them or return them to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Hy-Vee Customer Care representatives 24/7 a week at 1-800-772-4098.
Aldi is also removing multiple Little Salad Bar and Fresh Express salad products as a precautionary measure due to possible Cyclospora infection.
The Aldi recalled products contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and/or carrots.
The affected products include:
- 11.7-ounce Fresh Express Chopped Kit Thai 'N' Cashew Chopped Kit.
- 12-ounce Little Salad Bar Asian Chopped Salad Kit.
- 6.2-ounce Little Salad Bar Chef Salad Bowl.
- 14-ounce Little Salad Bar Classic Coleslaw.
- 12-ounce Little Salad Bar Garden Salad.
- 12-ounce Little Salad Bar Southwest Chopped Salad Kit.
- 11.1-ounce Little Salad Bar Sunflower Chopped Salad Kit.
Symptoms of cyclosporiasis begin an average of seven days after ingestion of Cyclospora and may include watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, increased gas, nausea, fatigue, vomiting and low-grade fever. If not treated, symptoms can persist for several weeks to a month or more. People who are in poor health or who have weakened immune systems may be at higher risk for severe or prolonged illness.
For more information, visit the FDA's website at fda.gov.