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Salad Cyclospora Lawsuit

Salad Cyclospora Lawsuit

Bagged salads from Hy-Vee, ALDI, Walmart, Jewel-Osco, ShopRite, Giant Eagle and other stores were linked to around 650 Cyclospora parasite infections in 11 states.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting salad induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a Cyclospora parasite infection after eating salad, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: 1st Lawsuits Filed Against Fresh Express

Fresh Express and several grocery store chains have been hit with more than a dozen lawsuits involving people who were infected with Cyclospora parasites after eating bagged salads. Click here to read more.

Salads Linked to Cyclospora Parasite Illness Outbreak

In July 2020, the CDC reported that an outbreak of Cyclospora parasite infections had been linked to bagged salads from ALDI, Hy-Vee, Walmart, Giant Eagle, ShopRite and Jewel-Osco stores in the Midwest.

The recalled salads may contain carrots, red cabbage, and iceberg lettuce. They were produced by Fresh Express at its facility in Streamwood, Illinois.

Brand-Names of Recalled Salad

How Many People Are Sick?

According to the CDC update on July 24, 2020, a total of 641 people have laboratory-confirmed Cyclospora infections who also reported eating bagged salad mix, including 37 people who were hospitalized.

Illnesses have been reported from 11 states: Georgia (1), Iowa (195), Illinois (198), Kansas (5), Minnesota (73), Missouri (57), Nebraska (55), North Dakota (6), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota (13), Wisconsin (36)The outbreak began in May 2020.

Hy-Vee Salad Recall

On June 22, 2020, Hy-Vee recalled Hy-Vee® Garden Salad in 12-ounce bags (all UPCs and expiration dates) sold in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

ALDI Salad Recall

ALDI recalled bagged Little Salad Bar® Garden Salad with use-by dates of May 16 to July 4, 2020. They were sold in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Jewel-Osco Salad Recall

Jewel-Osco recalled bagged Signature Farms® Garden Salad in 12-ounce bags that were sold in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa.

They have BEST IF USED BY dates of May 16 through July 4 (5-16-20 through 7-04-20) printed on the top right corner of the front of the package. The product has a UPC code of 21130 98135.

Warning Signs of Cyclospora Food Poisoning

The symptoms of a Cyclospora parasite infection begin 7 days (on average) after eating contaminated food or water. The parasite spreads in feces from infected people. Without treatment, the diarrhea may persist for months, seeming to get better and then return.

Symptoms of Cyclospora Infection

  • Watery diarrhea (most common)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Cramping
  • Bloating
  • Increased gas
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Low-grade fever

Outlook & Treatment

A proper diagnosis of Cyclospora food poisoning requires specialized tests, so it is common for treatment to be delayed until a person is suffering from severe fatigue, weight-loss, or other complications. Hospitalization may be necessary, particularly for people with pre-existing health problems.

Do I have a Salad Cyclospora Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting salad induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a Cyclospora parasite infection after eating salad, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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