Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad
21 people have fallen ill; five people have been hospitalized; no deaths reported to date
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A Salmonella outbreak that's sickened 21 people in five states has been linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad. Five people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
Illnesses associated with the outbreak began on dates ranging from June 23 to July 3, 2018. Hy-Vee removed Spring Pasta Salad from all of its stores on July 16 and recalled the product on July 17.
The recalled pasta salad was sold in 1-pound (16 oz.) and 3-pound (48 oz.) plastic containers or scooped at the deli counter into clear plastic containers. The containers have expiration dates ranging from June 22, 2018, to Aug. 3, 2018. The pasta salad was sold in all Hy-Vee grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The ingredient in the pasta salad that was contaminated has not been pinpointed. The investigation is continuing.