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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and other health authorities are investigating a multi-state outbreak of cyclospora infections potentially linked to garden salads sold at ALDI, Hy-Vee, and Jewel-Osco grocery stores. ALDI recalled its Little Salad Bar Garden Salad due to cyclospora contamination on June 22, 2020.
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What’s the Problem?

This investigation [1], which the FDA is conducting with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other state and local health authorities, involves the following products:

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A CDC analysis of epidemiological information has found that these bagged salads are a likely cause of the cyclospora infections. FDA is conducting a traceback investigation to determine the cause and source of the outbreak.

To date, at least 76 cyclospora illnesses, including 16 hospitalizations, have been linked to garden salads from ALDI, Hy-Vee, and/or Jewel-Osco. Illness onset dates range from May 11, 2020, through June 14, 2020.

States with cyclospora infections linked to the salads include:

  • Iowa (28)
  • Illinois (23)
  • Kansas (1)
  • Minnesota (10)
  • Missouri (7)
  • Nebraska (7)

This investigation is still in the beginning stages and there may be additional retailers and products impacted by the cyclospora outbreak. Anyone concerned about a potential food-borne illness should contact their physician immediately.

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Cyclosporiasis Cases Tripled Due Largely to Bagged Salad: CDC

Between 2016 and 2017, the number of reported cases of cyclosporiasis doubled in the U.S., growing from 537 to 1,194, according to a July 2023 report from the CDC [2].

The amount of annual cases tripled in 2018, reaching 3,519 cases, and continued in 2019 with 4,703 cases in 2019.

CDC researchers suspect the recent increase in cases can be attributed in large part to a salad kit that contained the pathogenic parasite that led to a spike in cases in 2022.

At the same time, the diagnostic tests used to detect cyclospora have become more widely available, helping us detect and track cases better.

“It is likely multiple factors that are responsible for increased US cases including more travel to areas in which the organism is prevalent, better diagnostic testing and awareness, and importation of food from Cyclospora-endemic areas,” said Amesh Adalja, MD, FIDSA, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security and an infectious disease expert.

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1. What Should I Do If ALDI Offers Me A Settlement?

If ALDI offers you a settlement, consult with an attorney before accepting. They can review the offer to ensure it is fair and adequate compensation for your damages and advise you on the best course of action.

2. How Can I Prove That My Illness Was Caused By An ALDI Salad?

Proving your illness was caused by an ALDI salad involves providing medical records, proof of purchase, any remaining salad and its packaging, and possibly expert testimony linking your illness to the contaminated product.

3. How Long Does It Typically Take To Resolve An ALDI Salad Lawsuit?

The duration of the lawsuit can vary depending on the complexity of the case, the number of plaintiffs, and court schedules. It may take several months to a few years to reach a resolution.

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Have you or a loved one suffered food poisoning from consuming contaminated food or beverages?

Do I Have an ALDI Salad Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in ALDI Salad Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cyclospora infection cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one had symptoms of food poisoning after eating an ALDI salad, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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