The salad Cyclospora outbreak has grown to include 690 cases in 13 states and the FDA has narrowed in on the origin of the contamination. Since the last update on the outbreak from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July 24, 2020, the outbreak has expanded to include 49 new cases and two more states.
The outbreak has been linked to bagged salads containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots under the brand name Fresh Express or the store brands ALDI Little Salad Bar, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco Signature Farms, ShopRite Wholesome Pantry, and Walmart Marketside. All of the salads were produced at the Fresh Express facility in Streamwood, IL.
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Fresh Express issued a recall for the salads on June 27, 2020, they had “best-before” dates of July 14, 2020.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has conducted a “traceback” investigation to determine which of the salad ingredients was the source of the contamination and where the contamination occurred. It has ruled out carrots, so red cabbage and iceberg lettuce are the remaining suspects.
The agency also reported that it found Cyclospora in an irrigation canal near Port St. Lucie, Florida where the cabbage and lettuce for these salads were grown.
Cyclospora is a parasite. Symptoms of an infection include explosive or watery diarrhea, nausea, abdominal cramps, abdominal cramps, muscle aches, vomiting, fever and other flu-like symptoms. These symptoms can last for weeks or months if untreated with antibiotics containing sulfa.
The people sickened in this outbreak range in age from 10 to 92 years old. The number of cases reported from each state is: GA (1), IA (206), IL (209), KS (5), MA (1), MN (86), MO (57), NE (55), ND (6), OH (4), PA (2), SD (13), WI (45).
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