DES MOINES, Iowa (NEXSTAR / AP) – The Food and Drug Administration has recalled bagged salad after that 122 individuals in seven States have been sick and 19 in hospital.
The salad recalled has been distributed in a dozen States from the Midwest through the grocery stores Hy-Vee, Aldi and Jewel-Osco.
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The mix salad is contaminated with cyclospora, a parasite that can cause severe diarrhea.
The salad is packaged in the form of salads from garden brand Hy-Vee, salads, garden brand Jewel-Osco Signature Farms ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Brand Salads.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States have stated that most of the ill individuals were in Iowa with 54 and Illinois with 30. Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin have also reported disease.
The symptoms of cyclosporiasis may include watery diarrhea (most common), loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, increased gas, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, and fever of low intensity.
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Without treatment, symptoms can last from several weeks to a month or more. People in poor health or with weakened immune systems may be more at risk of serious illness or prolonged.
Consumers who have questions can contact the customer service representatives Hy-Vee 24 hours on 24, 7 days on 7 to 1-800-772-4098. For more information, see the announcement from the FDA here.
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