The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Sandiego infections linked to Spring Pasta Salad purchased at Hy-Vee grocery stores.
On July 17, 2018, Hy-Vee, Inc. recalled its Spring Pasta Salad because it might be contaminated with Salmonella. Do not eat recalled Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad. The Spring Pasta Salad includes shell pasta, carrots, celery, cucumbers, green pepper, onion, and mayonnaise.
The recalled pasta salad was sold in 1-pound (16-ounce) and 3-pound (48-ounce) plastic containers or may have been scooped at the deli counter into clear plastic containers. The recalled pasta salad was sold in all Hy-Vee grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The expiration dates for the recalled pasta salad range from June 22, 2018 to August 3, 2018.
Return the recalled Spring Pasta Salad to the store for a refund or throw it away. Even if some of it was eaten and no one got sick, do not eat it. If you stored recalled pasta salad in another container, throw the pasta salad away. Thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again, to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food.
Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from eating recalled Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad.
Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell recalled Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad.
Twenty-one people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Sandiego have been reported from five states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from June 23, 2018, to July 3, 2018. Five people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Epidemiologic evidence indicates that Spring Pasta Salad purchased at Hy-Vee grocery stores is a likely source of the outbreak. On July 16, 2018, Hy-Vee, Inc. removed Spring Pasta Salad products from all of its stores. On July 17, 2018, Hy-Vee, Inc. recalled its Spring Pasta Salad because it might be contaminated with Salmonella.