Del Monte Cyclospora Outbreak


On June 15, the CDC announced a Cyclospora outbreak linked to Del Monte 6oz and 12oz vegetable trays containing cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip. As of July 12, 227 people are ill in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin (CDC map). Seven people have been hospitalized, no deaths have been reported. Onset dates range from May 14 to June 13. The veggie trays include broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, and dill dip. 

Del Monte has recalled all vegetable trays from retail locations. Consumers are advised to dispose of trays with expiration dates of June 27, 2018 or earlier. 

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 717524786043 found on the package label.

Cyclospora is a parasite composed of one cell, too small to be seen without a microscope. The first Cyclospora outbreak in North America occurred in 1990 in contaminated water. Recently, Cyclospora outbreaks have been associated with fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Symptoms of Cyclospora include:

  • watery diarrhea
  • bloating
  • gas
  • stomach cramps
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • fever
  • fatigue

If you are a family member starts is experiencing symptoms, call your local health department. 

Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Cyclospora outbreaks. The Cyclospora attorneys Marler Clark have represented Cyclospora victims and victims of other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients.  Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our Cyclospora lawyers have litigated Cyclospora cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a number of food products and restaurants.  

If you or a family member became ill with Cyclospora after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Cyclospora attorneys for a free case evaluation.

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