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More than 200 sickened in Del Monte vegetable outbreak

09 July 2018

Those trays - which included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip - also were available in IN at Kwik Trip/Kwik Star locations.

There have been illnesses reported in Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and Minnesota.

The first person known to be infected became sick on May 14. As many as 54 cases have been reported in Minnesota.

The CDC said on Thursday that the outbreak is linked to Del Monte 6-, 12-, and 28-ounce plastic clamshell vegetable trays.

Health officials say it can take up to a week to develop symptoms, which can include diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, cramping, bloating, increased gas, fatigue and low-grade fever. Without treatment, the infection can last from as little as a few days to more than a month.

Anyone who ate anything from any of the recalled vegetable and dip trays and developed symptoms of Cyclospora infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors abut the potential exposure to the parasite. Therefore, it is unlikely that cyclosporiasis is passed directly from one person to another.

They were recalled on June 15, 2018, for trays with a "Best if used by" date of June 17.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled items should not consume them and throw them away immediately. "Most people reported buying the trays at Kwik Trip convenience stores". The company is also recalling these veggie trays in the state of Wisconsin, as well as 28 oz. veggie trays which include broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery and dill dip, which were distributed to IL and Indiana.

The FDA has not identified which of the ingredients it believes to be the cause of this outbreak, and each component of these vegetable trays is under consideration. FDA is now reviewing distribution and supplier information related to the vegetable trays; the investigation is ongoing.

More than 200 sickened in Del Monte vegetable outbreak