Pasta Salads Cause Multistate Salmonella Outbreak
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health officials, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Sandiego illnesses linked to Spring Pasta Salad sold at Hy-Vee locations in eight Midwestern states.
According to FDA’s July 18th outbreak update, the CDC has confirmed 21 infected people in five states. Five people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported in relation to this outbreak.
Hy-Vee voluntarily recalled their Sprint Pasta Salad—product that was distributed to all of the retailer’s 244 store locations in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. CDC is advising consumers who have purchased pasta salad from a Hy-Vee deli counter and they are unsure of the type of pasta salad, they should not consume it and should discard it.
FDA will continue to update that public about this outbreak as more information, including epidemiological results, become available.
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