Lawsuits stemming from the Cyclospora outbreak linked to Del Monte vegetable trays are mounting as the official case count tops 200. The outbreak now includes 212 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Cyclospora lawyers at Pritzker Hageman are representing clients in this outbreak and have already filed several lawsuits. For a free consultation, contact them online or call them toll-free at 1 (888) 377-8900.
Cyclospora attorneys Ryan Osterholm, Lindsay Lien Rinholen and Brendan Flaherty have already filed multiple Cyclospora lawsuits on behalf of their clients. The Pritzker Hageman Cyclospora team represents clients nationwide and filed suit against food companies and restaurants including Taylor Farms and Darden Corporation, the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster.
Symptoms of a Cyclospora infection, called cyclosporiasis, include profuse, often explosive, diarrhea that can last for 70 days. Other symptoms include vomiting, abdominal cramps, bloating, gas, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, body aches, low-grade fever, and other flu-like symptoms. These symptoms can also last for 70 days if untreated.
In this outbreak, which began May 31, 2018, illnesses have been linked to vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip sold at Kwik Trip and other stores including Kwik Star, Demond’s, Sentry, Potash, Meehan’s, Country Market, FoodMax Supermarket, and Peapod. Those who were sickened range in age from 13 to 79 years old with a median age of 47.
Wisconsin has been hardest hit with 152 cases, Minnesota has 54, Iowa has five and Michigan has two. Seven people have been hospitalized.
A recall has been issued for the Del Monte vegetable which were sold in clear plastic clamshell containers. The recalled vegetable trays were packaged in 6 oz., 12 oz. and 28 oz. sizes and marked with a “Best If Enjoyed By” date of June 17, 2018.
The recalled vegetable trays can be identified with the following information:
- The recalled 6 oz. tray has a UCC code of 7 1752472715 2.
- The recalled 12 oz. tray has a UPC code of 7 1752472518 9.
- The recalled 28 oz. has a UPC code of 7 1752478604 3.C