Bad Salad

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about certain packaged salad products linked a new outbreak of illnesses caused by Cyclospora.

Specifically, consumers to avoid certain store brand packaged and labeled “garden salad mix” products from three retailers due to a likely link to infections caused by Cyclospora.

The ongoing investigation of Cyclospora infections linked to certain pre-packaged, bagged garden salad blends containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and carrots.

The products affected are:

ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salad, sold in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Missouri;

All Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salad sold in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Nebraska; and

Jewel-Osco Signature Farms Brand Garden Salad sold in Illinois.

The advisory is only for these store brand “garden salad mixes” and not for other types of store brand packaged salads sold at these retailers.

Find out more at www.fda.gov.

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