A final CDC investigation of the multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Contact: Media Relations,
(404) 639-3286

A final CDC investigation update of the multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/sandiego-07-18/index.html

Key Points:

  • As of September 5, 2018, this outbreak appears to be over.
  • CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to Spring Pasta Salad purchased at Hy-Vee grocery stores.
  • A total of 101 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella were reported from 10 states. Twenty-five people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.
  • Illnesses in this outbreak started on dates ranging from June 21, 2018, to August 7, 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. recalledexternal icon its Spring Pasta Salad because it might be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Any recalled pasta salad would now be expired.
  • People get sick from Salmonella 12 to 72 hours after swallowing the germ and experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
  • Most people recover within a week, but some illnesses can last longer and be more severe.

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.


Page last reviewed: September 5, 2018