Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

CDC recalls Del Monte vegetable trays

CDC recalls Del Monte vegetable trays

The trays, which contain fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots and dill dip, were sold at Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond's, Sentry, Potash, Meehan's, Country Market, FoodMax and Peapod according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

'The Cyclospora parasite needs time (days to weeks) after being passed in a bowel movement to become infectious for another person, ' the FDA said.

As of Thursday, July 5, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 212 cases of laboratory-confirmed cyclosporiasis in four states from the 6- and 12-ounce products, including cases in MI. Those who were sickened bought the vegetables in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. People infected may also experience loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps or pain, nausea, gas and fatigue. This parasite, when it contaminates food or water and is then ingested, can cause an intestinal illness called cyclosporiasis. Vomiting, body aches, headache, fever, and other flu-like symptoms may also occur. They range in age from 13 to 79 years old.

A previous major cyclosporiasis outbreak was reported in 2015, when 546 individuals were infected across 31 states. Without treatment, the infection can last from as little as a few days to more than a month.

On June 8, Del Monte recalled 6-ounce and 12-ounce vegetable trays from retail locations. Therefore, it is unlikely that cyclosporiasis is passed directly from one person to another.

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

The recalled products were sold in clear, plastic clamshell containers.

'Most people reported buying the trays at Kwik Trip convenience stores, ' the CDC said. "The two cases from MI reportedly purchased the vegetable tray in Wisconsin and therefore MI is not impacted from this outbreak", said the FDA.

There is an ongoing investigation into the matter, the agency said. However, anyone who purchased these trays before the recall should immediately throw them away and clean and disinfect anything they came into contact with.

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