U.S. FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora Illnesses Linked to Del Monte Vegetable Trays
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with the Centres for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and state and local officials
has been investigated and reported there were 212 cases of the infection with cyclosporiasis, in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
More than 200 people have been infected by an intestinal parasite after reportedly eating vegetables from Fresh Del Monte Produce vegetable trays, according to the federal authorities.
It has been reported that eating from the prepackaged vegetable trays, which included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip. Most of the trays were bought from Kwik Trip or Kwik Star convenience stores in those states, according to the C.D.C.
The infection can cause a host of stomach-related illnesses, fever, and fatigue, and symptoms typically show up one week after the contaminated food was consumed. That means that the number of cases could continue to climb as more people start reporting their illnesses.
Last month, Del Monte recalled three of its products in stores in six states in the Midwest: six-, 12- and 28-ounce vegetable trays that had broccoli, cauliflower, celery, carrots and dill dip. All those products had a “best if enjoyed by” date of June 17.