In a follow-up on the Cyclospora outbreak in the upper Midwest linked to tainted Del Monte vegetable trays, federal health officials report an additional 41 cases of the parasitic infection.
As of June 28, 2018, a total of 185 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection were reported in people who reportedly consumed pre-packaged Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip from 4 states. Of the 185 cases, seven out of 10 cases (131) are reported from Wisconsin. Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan has reported 47, 5 and 2 cases, respectively.
Seven people required hospitalization and no deaths have been 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.
Recalled products have a “Best If Enjoyed By” date of June 17, 2018.
The recalled 6 oz. Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable tray has a UPC code of 7 1752472715 2 found on the package label.
The recalled 12 oz. Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable tray has a UPC code of 7 1752472518 9 found on the package label.
The recalled 28 oz. Del Monte Fresh Produce small vegetable tray has a UPC code of 7 1752478604 3 found on the package label.
Do not eat or sell recalled vegetable trays. Throw them away.
- Nashville hepatitis A outbreak grows, Focus on offering vaccine to at-risk populations
- Outbreak onboard the Seven Seas Mariner, rapid norovirus test positive
- Parasitic infection, Strongyloidiasis, may be infecting up to 60 percent in remote northern Australia
- Malaria: NK cells may play a key role in ridding the body of infected blood cells, opens doors for vaccine creation
- Nova Scotia: Botulism outbreak confirmed in Chester Basin, 2 horses euthanized
- More measles in Ukraine: 12th death recorded
- MRSA and C. difficile: Patients believed allergic to penicillin have increased risks
- Anthrax confirmed in 2nd South Dakota herd