The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning consumers and retailers in eight Midwestern states to stay away from some bagged salad mixes as officials investigate an outbreak of an intestinal illness caused by a microscopic parasite. More than 200 people in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin who reported eating the salad mixes before getting sick have lab-confirmed infections of the illness, cyclosporiasis, the C.D.C. At least 23 people have been hospitalized for the illness, and no deaths have been reported, the agency said. The products include Marketside-brand Classic Iceberg Salad, which was sold at Walmart stores with use-by dates of May 19 through July 4, and Little Salad Bar-brand Garden Salad, which was sold at Aldi stores with use-by dates of May 1 through June 29. Also on the list were Jewel-Osco Signature Farms-brand Garden Salad with use-by dates of May 16 through July 4, and Hy-Vee-brand Garden Salad with any use-by date.
Source: New York Times June 29, 2020 03:22 UTC