185 confirmed cases of illness related to Del Monte vegetable trays – Del Monte Cyclospora Lawyers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 185 cases of cyclosporiasis in people who reportedly consumed the contents of pre-packaged Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip. Illnesses were reported primarily in Wisconsin, with 131 cases.
Additionally, Minnesota has reported 47, Iowa has reported 5, and Michigan has reported 2 cases of illness. Those in Michigan reportedly purchased the vegetable trays in Wisconsin. Of the 185 people who have become ill after eating the vegetables and dip, 7 have been hospitalized.
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, and have “Best If Enjoyed By” date of June 17, 2018 or earlier. Most of the people who have become ill with cyclosporiasis reported buying the vegetable trays at Kwik Trip convenience stores.
There has been no determination regarding the specific source of the contamination. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing its investigation into the outbreak and is reviewing each component of the vegetable tray contents. FDA is currently reviewing distribution and supplier information related to the vegetable trays as well.
Cyclospora cayetanensis is a microscopic parasite of humans. This parasite, when it contaminates food or water and is then ingested, can cause an intestinal illness called cyclosporiasis. Most people infected with Cyclospora develop diarrhea, with frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements. Other common symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps/pain, bloating, increased gas, nausea, and fatigue. Vomiting, body aches, headache, fever, and other flu-like symptoms may be noted.
If you have become ill after consuming the contents of a Del Monte vegetable tray, contact the Del Monte Cyclospora Lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.