Del Monte 'small veggie trays' result in 212 confirmed parasite cases

Tuesday, 10 Jul, 2018

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As of July 5, 2018, CDC has reported 212 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis in persons from IA, MN, WI and MI who reportedly consumed the vegetable trays.

Del Monte reported to the FDA that the recalled products were distributed to: Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond's, Sentry, Potash, Meehan's, Country Market, FoodMax Supermarket and Peapod in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Symptoms from this outbreak were first reported on May 14, and the ages of victims range from 13 to 79 years of age, according to CNN.

The parasite that causes this intestinal illness was found in 6 oz., 12 oz. and 28 oz. vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots and dill dip sold to select retailers in the above-mentioned states, as well as in IL and Indiana. Recalls were issued in June for those four states as well as IL and Indiana. Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable tray) 7 1752472518 9 (12 oz. Because of the expiration date, these likely no longer are in consumers' possession, but in case you still have them, you're encouraged to throw them away.

Cyclospora can cause an intestinal illness called cyclosporiasis when it contaminates food or water and is then ingested.

The FDA has not yet identified ingredients linked to the outbreak, saying only that each component is under investigation.

The time between becoming infected and becoming sick is usually about 1 week. Some people who are infected with Cyclospora do not have any symptoms. According to the Food and Drug Administration, symptoms of cyclosporiasis include severe diarrhea, stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, and fatigue. Vomiting, body aches, headache, fever, and other flu-like symptoms may be noted.