FDA: Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables Causing ‘Explosive’ Diarrhea

CDC Reports 212 Confirmed Cases of Cyclospora in Midwest

More than 200 people have now been infected by an outbreak of parasites linked to recalled vegetable trays from Del Monte. Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable tray) 7 1752478604 3 (28 oz. Those who were sickened bought the vegetables in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

The CDC is recalling a Del Monte vegetable tray sold at Kwik Trip and Kwik Star locations after there have been 212 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis in people from Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and MI.

Del Monte, a Florida-based company, issued then a voluntary recall for all 6-oz. and 12-oz. trays containing carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, celery and dill dip. Recalls were issued in June for those four states as well as IL and Indiana.

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Multiple U.S. government agencies are investigating illnesses associated with hundreds of Del Monte vegetable trays sold in some states in the Midwest, officials said. All sizes had best-by dates of June 17 or earlier, so officials say there is little chance anyone still has any of the products.

The CDC urges consumers to not eat the recalled vegetable trays, and instead, they should throw them away.

FDA has not identified which of the ingredients is the vehicle for this outbreak; each component of these vegetable trays is under consideration.

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The outbreak of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal infection caused by the cyclospora parasite, was first tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in mid-June, after 78 people were reported ill across the region. FDA is now reviewing distribution and supplier information related to the vegetable trays; the investigation is ongoing.

It is imperative that potential victims tell their doctors they may have been exposed to the parasite, as specific lab tests are required to diagnose the infection.

Most people infected with Cyclospora develop diarrhea, with frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements.

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