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Salad Supplier Recall Expanded After Potential Cyclospora Contamination

June 27, 2020 | News & Press Releases

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (June 27, 2020) — Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is recalling an additional 12 salads across its eight-state region due to the potential that they may be contaminated with Cyclospora. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee’s attention when Fresh Express – which manufactures the product – announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) expanded its investigation of an outbreak of Cyclospora in the upper Midwest section of the United States. The 12 salads are in addition to the 12 oz. Hy-Vee Bagged Garden Salad product that Hy-Vee pulled last week after initial notification of the investigation. Hy-Vee now has 13 private label bagged salad products (all expiration dates) that are being recalled as a result.

The products were distributed to Hy-Vee grocery stores across its eight-state region of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  

The list below outlines the 13 products that have been recalled. No other Hy-Vee branded salads are impacted by today’s recall.

UPC                     DESCRIPTION                                                           SIZE
0-07450-24669    HY-VEE SOUTHWEST CHOPPED SALAD KIT    13.4 OZ
0-75450-12053    HY-VEE SHREDDED ICEBERG                                8 OZ
0-75450-08530    HY-VEE VEGGIE DELUXE SALAD                        12 OZ
0-75450-12046    HY-VEE GREENER SUPREME BLEND                  12 OZ
0-75450-12047    HY-VEE AMERICAN BLEND SALAD                    12 OZ
0-75450-12048    HY-VEE ITALIAN BLEND SALAD                          10 OZ
0-75450-12051    HY-VEE COLESLAW MIX                                        16 OZ
0-75450-12058    HY-VEE ROMAINE GARDEN SALAD                    12 OZ
0-75450-24668    HY-VEE ASIAN CHOPPED SALAD KIT                 13.7 OZ
0-75450-24670    HY-VEE SUNFLOWER CHOPPED SALAD KIT     13.2 OZ
0-75450-24674    HY-VEE GARDEN SALAD                                        12 OZ
0-75450-24715    HY-VEE AVOCADO RANCH CHOPPED KIT          12.8 OZ

Customers who purchased any of these products should discard them or return them to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund.

Symptoms of cyclosporiasis begin an average of seven days after ingestion of Cyclospora. Symptoms of cyclosporiasis may include: watery diarrhea (most common), loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, increased gas, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, and low-grade fever. If not treated, symptoms can persist for several weeks to a month or more. People who are in poor health or who have weakened immune systems may be at higher risk for severe or prolonged illness.

Consumers with questions may contact Hy-Vee Customer Care representatives 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-772-4098.

For more information, visit the FDA’s website at

View recalled product images here.


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 265 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s 85,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit