Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Two dozen more confirmed in parasite outbreak linked to Del Monte

Two dozen more confirmed in parasite outbreak linked to Del Monte

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that more than 200 people have been infected with intestinal parasites from Del Monte pre-packaged vegetable trays, USA Today reports. Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable tray) 7 1752478604 3 (28 oz.

The recall on vegetable trays sold at Kwik Trip and other location on June 15 has impacted consumers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. So far, the age range for those sickened is 13 to 79 years old. They have been recalled.

The trays being recalled have a "best if used by" date of June 17.

Before you swear off veggies forever, rest assured that the recall is in full affect. Del Monte has pulled its baby carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, and dill dip all from the shelves.

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FDA, CDC, state, and local partners are now investigating several Cyclospora illnesses associated with recalled Del Monte 6oz and 12oz vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip that were sold by Kwik Trip/Kwik Star locations in IA, IN, MI, MN, and WI.

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

Cyclosporiasis is caused by Cyclospora cayetanensis, a single-celled protozoa most commonly transmitted on produce contaminated with human fecal matter, particularly from tropical or subtropical regions where the parasite is native. FDA is now reviewing distribution and supplier information related to the vegetable trays; the investigation is ongoing. Specific lab tests are required to diagnose the infection, which has symptoms that can be confused with other illnesses.

Health officials are warning that people who develop cyclosporiasis can experience "frequent, sometimes explosive" diarrhea. Vomiting, headache, fever, body aches and flu-like symptoms can also occur. Some people who are infected with Cyclospora do not have any symptoms.

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