June 16, 2024

At Least 395 Are Sick In the McDonald’s Cyclospora Outbreak; Lawsuits Filed

At least 395 people are now sick in the McDonald’s cyclospora outbreak that is linked to that company’s salads produced by Fresh Express. Those sickened live in 15 states. Sixteen people have been hospitalized because they are so ill.

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The case count by state is: Connecticut (1), Florida (1), Iowa (87), Illinois (202), Indiana (1), Kentucky (6), Michigan (2), Minnesota (8), Missouri (47), Nebraska (5), Ohio (13), South Dakota (11), Tennessee (1), Virginia (1), and Wisconsin (8). The patients in Connecticut, Tennessee, and Virginia bought the salads while they are traveling in Illinois. The patient living in Florida purchased a McDonald’s salad in Kentucky.

On July 26, 2018, the FDA completed an analysis of an unused package of romaine lettuce and carrot mix that was distorted to McDonald’s by Fresh Express. The analysis confirmed the presence of the cyclospora parasite in that mix. Romaine lettuce from the same lot that was positive for cyclospora was also distributed in premade salads and wraps that were distributed by Caito Foods and recalled on July 30, 2018. Fresh Express did not sell the romaine lettuce or the carrots directly to consumers.

Attorney Fred Pritzker

You can reach food safety lawyer Fred Pritzker at 612-338-0202 or 1-888-377-8900 if you think you may be part of this McDonald’s cyclospora outbreak.

Attorney Fred Pritzker, who is representing clients┬áin lawsuits who have been sickened in this McDonald’s cyclospora outbreak, said, “This outbreak will likely continue to grow. McDonald’s sold thousands of salads during the period when they were using contaminated romaine and carrot mix.”

As of July 13, 2018, McDonald’s voluntarily stopped selling salads at restaurants in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, North Dakota, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Missouri. The company has replaced the supplier of salads in those states.

The symptoms of cyclosporiasis include frequent, explosive, and watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, bloating, increased gas, nausea, fatigue, weight loss, stomach ramps, body aches, headache, fever, and vomiting. If this illness is not treat, the symptoms may last for months. If you ate a McDonald’s salad or a salad and have been ill with these types of symptoms, you may be part of this McDonald’s cyclospora outbreak; see your doctor.


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