Popular grocery chain, Aldi has issued a recall for products sold across the country including in Indiana, IllinoisKentucky, and Tennessee after it was discovered the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

What Is Salmonella?

Salmonella is a harmful bacteria that can lead to severe infections, especially in young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Even healthy individuals may experience symptoms such as fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which can be bloody), and abdominal pain if exposed to Salmonella.

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Salmonella Symptom Onset

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms can begin anywhere from six hours to six days after exposure to the bacteria and in rare cases, can spread to the bloodstream, causing more critical conditions like arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

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Most people with Salmonella infection have diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Symptoms usually begin six hours to six days after infection and last four to seven days. However, some people do not develop symptoms for several weeks after infection and others experience symptoms for several weeks. Salmonella strains sometimes cause infection in urine, blood, bones, joints, or the nervous system (spinal fluid and brain), and can cause severe disease. - CDC
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How is Salmonella Spread?

The Food and Drug Administration explains that there are a number of ways that salmonella can be spread including consuming undercooked food, improper food handling, and improper hand washing.

Salmonella are a group of bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illness and fever called salmonellosis. Salmonella can be spread by food handlers who do not wash their hands and/or the surfaces and tools they use between food preparation steps, and when people eat raw or undercooked foods. Salmonella can also spread from animals to people. People who have direct contact with certain animals, including poultry and reptiles, can spread the bacteria from the animals to food if they do not practice proper hand washing hygiene before handling food. Pets can also spread the bacteria within the home environment if they eat food contaminated with Salmonella. - FDA

Aldi Recalled Products

Aldi has issued a recall for four cheese spread products. It is believed that these products may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. The affected products include:

Whipped Cream Cheese Spread
UPC 4099100101881
Sell By Dates: 08/30/2024; 08/31/2024; 09/01/2024; 09/03/2024; 09/04/2024

Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread
UPC 4099100101751
Sell By Dates: 09/13/2024; 09/22/2024

Cream Cheese Spread
UPC 4099100101737
Sell By Dates: 09/01/2024; 09/08/2024; 09/15/2024

Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread
UPC 4099100101744
Sell By Dates: 09/08/2024; 09/15/2024

In a press release, Aldi advises consumers to return either discard these products or return them to the nearest Aldi store location for a full refund, or an exchange. If you have any questions, you are encouraged to contact Schreiber Foods, Inc., by calling 1-800-644-5473 or you can email consumer.relations@schreiberfoods.com.

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