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June 19, 2020: FDA & CDC Investigating Cyclospora Outbreak Linked to Bagged Salads

Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak News – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Cyclospora illnesses possibly linked to ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salad sold at ALDI grocery stores, Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salad from Hy-Vee grocery stores, and Signature Farms Brand Garden Salad from Jewel-Osco.

Credit: FDA

Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak Information

On June 19, 2020, the FDA and CDC announced a joint investigation into a multi-state outbreak of Cyclospora potentially linked to ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salad, Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salad, and Signature Farms Brand Garden Salad.  CDC analysis of epidemiologic information indicates that these bagged salads are the likely cause of the illnesses.  The FDA and CDC are actively investigating this outbreak.  The FDA has started a traceback investigation to determine supplier and distributor information to find the source and cause of the current outbreak of Cyclospora.

The FDA and CDC are at the beginning stages of their investigation and caution there may be additional retailers and products impacted by the outbreak.  Updates will be periodically posted by the FDA as additional information becomes available.

The current case information for the Cyclospora outbreak can be found below:

  • Total Illnesses: 76
  • Hospitalizations: 16
  • Deaths: 0
  • Illness Onset Date Range: 5/11/2020 – 6/14/2020
  • States with Cases: IA (28), IL (23), KS (1), MN (10), MO (7), NE (7)

Cyclospora Information

Per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Cyclospora infects the small intestine (bowel) and usually causes watery diarrhea, with frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements. Other common symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps/pain, bloating, increased gas, nausea, and fatigue.  Vomiting, body aches, headache, fever, and other flu-like symptoms may be noted.


If you or a loved one are diagnosed with a Cyclospora infection, are awaiting medical confirmation of Cyclospora food poisoning, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free Cyclospora Lawsuit case evaluation by contacting The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

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