Del Monte: As of July 19, 2018, a total of 237 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection were reported in people who consumed pre-packaged Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip from 4 states.
The median illness onset date among patients is June 1, 2018 (range: May 14 to June 13). Ill people range in age from 13 to 79 years old, with a median age of 46. Fifty-three percent (53%) are female and 7 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Illnesses that began after June 7, 2018 might not have been reported yet due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported.
On June 15, 2018, Del Monte Fresh Produce recalled 6 oz., 12 oz., and 28 oz. vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip. Recalled products were sold in clear, plastic clamshell containers.
Recalled products were distributed to the following stores: Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond’s, Sentry, Potash, Meehan’s, Country Market, FoodMax Supermarket, and Peapod.
McDonalds: As of July 19, 2018 (12pm EDT), a total of 163 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection were reported in people who consumed salads from McDonald’s restaurants; the cases were reported by 10 states. Note, the Florida case-patient purchased a salad while traveling in Kentucky.
On July 12, 2018, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Public Health reported an increase in cases of cyclosporiasis among people who ate salads sold at McDonald’s fast-food chain restaurants. CDC also has received reports of sick people in Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin who ate salads sold at McDonald’s locations in those states.
McDonald’s is cooperating with the investigation and has voluntarily stopped selling salads in more than 3,000 locations in the following 14 states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Illnesses started on or after May 1, 2018. The median illness onset date is June 28, 2018 (range: May 20 to July 10). Ill people range in age from 16 to 87 years old, with a median age of 53. Sixty-six percent (66%) are female. At least three (3) people have been hospitalized; no deaths have been reported.
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If you or a family member became ill with a Cyclospora infection after consuming food and you are interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Hepatitis A attorneys for a free case evaluation.