Minnesota has been hit by two Cyclospora outbreaks, one linked to food served at Sonora Grill in Minneapolis, the other linked to Del Monte vegetable trays sold at multiple Kwik Trip locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The national food safety law firm Pritzker Hageman is representing clients sickened in this outbreak and has filed a Cyclospora lawsuit in Wisconsin and a Cyclospora lawsuit in Minnesota.
Cyclospora is a parasite spread through the consumption of contaminated, imported fresh produce. Washing usually does not remove the parasite. Symptoms of infection typically include stomach cramps, watery diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite and weight loss. These symptoms develop within two to 14 days of exposure and can last as long as 70 days if not treated.
The Sonora Grill Cyclospora Outbreak
Since mid-May, 17 Sonora Grill customers have developed Cyclospora infections. Minnesota health officials want to speak with people who ate at the restaurant over the weekend of May 18-May 20, regardless of whether they became ill. Information gathered from people who ate there that weekend can help solve the outbreak. Contact the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-4891 if you ate at the restaurant that weekend.
The Del Monte/Kwik Trip Outbreak
So far, 20 Minnesotans are part of this outbreak. Those sickened purchased Del Monte vegetable trays at various Kwik Trip locations around the state. Kwik Trip has removed the vegetable trays from their shelves. The products associated with this outbreak include 6 oz. and 12 oz. Del Monte Vegetable trays, containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip.
To contact our firm about a Cyclospora lawsuit call 1(888) 377-8900 toll-free or use this online form to request a free consultation. Pritzker Hageman attorneys hold produce suppliers, restaurants, and retailers accountable. They have successfully represented clients in Cyclospora lawsuits stemming from other outbreaks against Taylor Farms and Darden Corporation, the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster.