Cyclospora Lawyer: ALDI Joins Hy-Vee Inc. and Jewel-Osco Grocery Stores in Voluntary Recall of Little Salad Bar Garden Salads

Cyclospora cayetanensis, is a microscopic unicellular parasite which can cause an intestinal illness known as Cyclosporiasis, says Cyclospora attorney Simon, when ingested through feces contaminated food or drink.

Cyclospora Lawyer: ALDI Joins Hy-Vee Inc. and Jewel-Osco Grocery Stores in Voluntary Recall of Little Salad Bar Garden Salads

The FDA recently published an announcement declaring the recall of “bagged garden salads” from two grocery store chains in Midwestern states, Hy-Vee Inc. and Jewel-Osco. ALDI, the third grocery store which received and distributed the adulterated product, notified the FDA that they had removed the product from their store shelves, but an official recall had yet to be issued. However, on June 22, 2020, ALDI joined the others and announced a voluntary recall on its 12-ounce “Little Salad Bar Garden Salads” because of its association with Fresh Express Inc., the alleged origin of the Cyclospora Outbreak spreading across the Midwest. 

According to Cyclospora lawyer Tony Coveny, the items included in ALDI’s recall bear the label, “ALDI Little Salad Bar Garden Salads” and a best-if-used-by date of May 16 to July 04, 2020. According to ALDI’s records, the FDA reports that the products of concern were distributed to Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin between the dates May 1 and June 19.

Now, the Cyclospora outbreak is growing. According to Cyclospora lawsuit lawyer Ron Simon, the Cyclospora Outbreak spreading across the Midwest was reported, just on Monday, to have caused 76 cases of illness and 16 hospitalizations. As of today, Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Cyclospora Outbreak has increased to 122 reported cases of illness and 19 hospitalizations. The FDA reports that the range for the onset of illnesses connected with the Cyclospora Outbreak, linked with Fresh Express Inc., occurred between the dates of 5/11/2020 – 6/15/2020. 

Cyclospora cayetanensis, is a microscopic unicellular parasite which can cause an intestinal illness known as Cyclosporiasis, says Cyclospora attorney Simon, when ingested through feces contaminated food or drink. The parasite typically takes 1-2 weeks to germinate once the feces have been passed in a bowel movement – this, according to Cyclospora lawsuit attorney Coveny, makes it harder for victims to track the origins of the illnesses. Therefore, the CDC says that it is unlikely that the illness is spread person-to-person. Symptoms like watery diarrhea, stomach bloating and cramps, weight loss, nausea and fatigue, typically present themselves within one week of consuming Cyclospora contaminated food or drink. 

Anyone still in possession of the concerned products should discard them immediately, or return them to their original place of purchase. For further information regarding the Cyclospora Outbreak, such as distribution and case updates, visit the FDA’s website. 

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/association-fresh-express-inc-aldi-voluntarily-recalls-little-salad-bar-garden-salad

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/dozen-states-now-part-outbreak-230255781.html

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R8LFpo48YDjoiXm-XkFQI5kolSSDGW7gxIIuKLskwC4/edit

https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-cyclospora-bagged-salads-june-2020?utm_campaign=OutbreakAlert_Cyclospora_06192020&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclosporiasis/gen_info/faqs.html#what_cyclo

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