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Hy-Vee recalls Hy-Vee Garden Salad product after possible contamination

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Posted at 2:47 PM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-20 18:48:06-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Hy-Vee is recalling their 12 oz. Hy-Vee Bagged Garden Salad product across its eight-state region due to a possible Cyclospora contamination.

The grocery store chain learned of the contamination when Fresh Express, who manufactures the product, announced that the FDA and CDC had been investigating an outbreak of Cyclospora in the upper-Midwest region of the U.S.

According to Hy-Vee, the recall is limited to the 12 oz. Hy-Vee Bagged Garden Salad including all UPCs and expiration dates.

The product was distributed to Hy-Vee stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

No other Hy-Vee food items are impacted and they haven't received any reports of illness due to consumption of the salad product.

Those who purchased the product should discard it or return it to Hy-Vee for a full refund.

Cyclosporiasis symptoms begin an average of seven days after the ingestion of Cyclospora, according to Hy-Vee.

Symptoms may include watery diarrhea (most common), loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, increased gas, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, and low-grade fever. If not treated, symptoms can persist for a prolonged period of time.

Those with questions should contact Hy-Vee Customer Care representatives at 1-800-772-4098.

For more information, see the FDA’s announcement here.