Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora Reported in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
Coral Gables, Florida—(ENEWSPF)—June 18, 2018
By: Rosemary Piser
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (“Del Monte Fresh”) is voluntary recalling of a limited quantity vegetable trays. The recalled products are 6 oz., 12 oz. and 28 oz. vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip.
The recalled products were distributed to: Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond’s, Sentry, Potash, Meehan’s, Country Market, Food Max Supermarket and Peapod in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin and have “Best If Enjoyed By” date of June 17, 2018 or earlier.
Del Monte had been notified by state agencies of the outbreak and its potential involvement. Del Monte has recalled the products because they may be linked to this recent cluster of illnesses and have the potential to be contaminated with Cyclospora, a parasite that can cause the intestinal illness Cyclosporiasis.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the infection usually is not life threatening. Symptoms of Cyclosporiasis may include the following: watery diarrhea (most common), loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, increased gas, nausea, fatigue. Other symptoms that may occur but are less common include the following: vomiting and/or low-grade fever.
The recalled products were distributed for sale in clear plastic containers with the following labels and markings:
|Product Name||Most Recent
Best By date
|Del Monte 6 oz. Veg Tray w/dip||6/17/2018||Baby carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and dill dip||7 1752472715 2|
|Del Monte 12 oz. Veg Tray w/dip||6/17/2018||Baby carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and dill dip||7 1752472518 9|
|Del Monte 28 oz. Small Veg Tray w/dip||6/17/2018||Baby carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks and dill dip||7 1752478604 3|
Consumers in possession of any of the recalled products should dispose of the product in an appropriate waste container. For any inquiries, consumers may call 24 hour customer service line at 1-800-659-6500 or email Del Monte Fresh at [email protected].