CDC advises consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Contact: Media Relations,
(404) 639-3286

CDC advises consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad, which has been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections. Read the Food Safety Alert:

Key Points:

  • 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.
  • Twenty-one people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Sandiego have been reported from five states. Five people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
  • Illnesses in this outbreak started on dates ranging from June 23, 2018, to July 3, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Do not eat recalled Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad. Return it 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.
    • The recalled pasta salad was sold in 1-pound (16 oz.) and 3-pound (48 oz.) plastic containers or may have been scooped at the deli counter into clear plastic containers.
    • It 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.
  • It is not yet known which ingredient in the pasta salad was contaminated. This investigation is ongoing.
  • People get sick from Salmonella 12 to 72 hours after swallowing the germ and have diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
  • Most people recover within a week, but some illnesses can last longer and be more severe.
  • CDC will provide updates when more information is available.

If you have further questions about this outbreak, please call the CDC media line at (404) 639-3286. If you have questions about cases in a particular state, please call that state’s health department.