Hy-Vee Adds 12 More Salad Varieties to Remember About Cyclopore Risk

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) – A major Iowa-based grocery retailer expanded the list of bagged salad mixes that could be contaminated by a dangerous parasite.

Hy-Vee, Inc., said 12 more varieties of its bagged salads are being recalled from all of its stores as part of a continuing outbreak of cyclospore diseases in the Midwestern United States. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had only recalled the company’s garden salad products.

The list of products included now is:

  • Hy-Vee Southwest Chopped Salad Kit 13.4 oz.
  • Hy-Vee grated iceberg 8 oz.
  • Deluxe Hy-Vee Veggie Salad 12 oz.
  • Hy-Vee Greener Supreme Blend 12 oz.
  • Hy-Vee American Blend Salad 12 oz.
  • Hy-Vee Italian Mix Salad 10 oz.
  • Hy-Vee Cabbage Salad Mix 16 oz.
  • Hy-Vee Romaine Lettuce Salad 12 oz.
  • Hy-Vee Chopped Asian Salad Kit 13.7 oz.
  • Hy-Vee Sunflower Chopped Salad Kit 13.2 oz.
  • Hy-Vee Chipotle Cheddar Chopped Salad Kit 11.4 oz.
  • Hy-Vee Garden Salad 12 oz.
  • Hy-Vee Avocado Ranch Chopped Salad Kit 12.8 oz.

The company said customers should either get rid of the salad immediately or return it to the store for a full refund.

Salad mixes were sold in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Symptoms usually develop after about a week and can manifest as diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps, bloating, gas, nausea, and fatigue. Vomiting, body aches, headache and fever are also possible symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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