Kansas illness linked to Hy-Vee pasta salad salmonella outbreak

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The grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. recalled its store-brand spring pasta salad earlier this week after 20 people got salmonella in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. Health officials found another case on Friday, in Kansas.

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has identified one adult resident infected, linked to the same pasta salad, according to a Friday news release from the state.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that the Des Moines, Iowa-based grocery chain discovered potential salmonella contamination on Monday night and pulled the product from its shelves.

The recall includes 16- and 48-ounce containers of Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad produced between June 1 and July 13. It was available from deli service cases in stores across eight states, including Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in the young, frail and elderly. Most people develop diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps within 12 to 96 hours of exposure to the bacteria, according to the state news release.

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