Del Monte 'small veggie trays' result in 212 confirmed parasite cases

Del Monte 'small veggie trays' result in 212 confirmed parasite cases

As of this week, 212 people have contracted cyclosporiasis after reportedly consuming Del Monte vegetable trays, the Centers for Disease Control announced. Additionally, Del Monte is recalling "small veggie trays", which are 28oz and include broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery and dill dip that were distributed to IL and Indiana. Seven victims have been hospitalized, according to the CDC.

The FDA also noted that not everyone who is infected with cyclosporiasis will experiences any of these symptoms. It said 212 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection were reported in "people who consumed" food from the pre-packaged Del Monte trays.

Multiple U.S. government agencies are investigating illnesses associated with hundreds of Del Monte vegetable trays sold in some states in the Midwest, officials said. According to the Food and Drug Administration, symptoms of cyclosporiasis include severe diarrhea, stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, and fatigue.

A previous major cyclosporiasis outbreak was reported in 2015, when 546 individuals were infected across 31 states.

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Six, 12, and 28-ounce trays in clear packaging with fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots and dill dip have been recalled.

The Cyclospora parasite needs time (days to weeks) after being passed in a bowel movement to become infectious for another person. The recalled products, which affected people in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin as of Thursday, have a "Best If Enjoyed By" date of June 17, 2018. The trays were purchased at various retailers including Kwik Trip or Kwik Star convenience stores.

The FDA has not yet identified ingredients linked to the outbreak, saying only that each component is under investigation. FDA is now reviewing distribution and supplier information related to the vegetable trays; the investigation is ongoing.

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