Cyclospora Poisoning OutbreakKwik Trip convenience stores are removing Del Monte vegetable trays after 14 people in Minnesota and Wisconsin reported Cyclospora symptoms after eating the vegetables, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Health officials in both states are warning consumers not to eat the products which include broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip and may have been sold at other stores.

Eleven people in Wisconsin and three in Minnesota reported becoming ill after purchasing the trays from multiple Kwik Trip locations in both states.

Cyclospora is a parasite that lives in subtropical climates. Often a Cyclospora infection, called cyclosporiasis, is associated with travel outside the U.S. but summer outbreaks linked to produce imported from developing countries are not uncommon. Past outbreaks have been linked to tainted cilantro, raspberries, basil, blackberries, mesclun, and snap peas.

Symptoms of a Cyclospora Infection

Cyclospora
This is a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample. It reveals the presence of four Cyclospora oocysts in the field of view.

The hallmark of an infection is profuse, often explosive, diarrhea that can last for 70 days. Other symptoms include bloating, gas, nausea, fatigue, abdominal cramps, loss of appetite, weight loss, vomiting, body aches, low-grade fever, and other flu-like symptoms can also last for 70 days.

The products in question are:

  • Del Monte Vegetable Tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip) 6 oz.
  • Del Monte Vegetable Tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip) 12 oz.

If you have eaten vegetables from a Del Monte vegetable tray and have symptoms of a Cyclospora infection, see a doctor. Certain antibiotics can be effective treatments for these symptoms.

To contact a food poisoning attorney at Pritzker Hageman about a Cyclospora lawsuit call 1(888) 377-8900 toll-free or use this online form to request a free consultation. Our attorneys hold produce suppliers, restaurants and retailers accountable for selling food tainted with Cyclospora parasites.  They have filed Cyclospora lawsuits against Taylor Farms and Darden Corporation, the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster.