May 30, 2020

Wisconsin Hit Hard in Cyclospora Del Monte Outbreak; Lawyer Explains

Consumers in Wisconsin have been hit hard in the Cyclospora Del Monte outbreak that is linked to recalled vegetable trays. Of the 212 people sickened in this outbreak so far as of July 5, 2018, 152 patients live in Wisconsin. Noted food safety attorney Fred Pritzker, who is representing many clients in this outbreak, said, "This outbreak will likely grow simply because there were so many of these products sold. And there is a time difference between when a person starts fo feel sick, they go to a doctor, are diagnosed (which can take some time since tests for this illness are not routine), and the illness is reported to public health officials." The main symptom of cyclosporiasis include explosive and watery diarrhea that can last for weeks or months. Other symptoms include … [Read more...]

Will Del Monte Cyclospora Outbreak Continue to Grow? Lawyer Explains

Will the Del Monte Cyclospora outbreak that has sickened at least 212 people, mostly in Minnesota and Wisconsin this summer, continue to grow? Attorney and food safety expert Fred Pritzker, who is representing many clients with lawsuits in this outbreak, explains that the answer may be yes. At least 152 people in Wisconsin and 54 people in Minnesota are sick in this outbreak. At least 2 people are ill in Michigan, and five in Iowa. While these numbers are current as of July 5, 2018., any illnesses that began after May 24, 2018 may not have been reported to government officials yet. "It takes time for word of these cases to reach public health officials," Fred said. "A person has to get sick, decide to visit a doctor, get tested, and then the test results must be evaluated. … [Read more...]

Del Monte Cyclospora Outbreak Has Sickened 212 In IA, MN, WI, MI; Attorney Explains Lawsuits

The Del Monte cyclospora outbreak linked to recalled Vegetable Trays has now sickened 212 people in four states, according to the FDA. Seven people have been hospitalized; no deaths have been reported. Those numbers are current as of July 5, 2018. The recalled Del Monte trays were sold in 6 ounce and 12 ounce sizes; they contained broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, and dill dip and were sold in Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Del Monte is also recalling "small veggie trays" in 28 ounce packages, which included broccoli, carrots, celery, cauliflower, and dill dip. The larger product was sold in Illinois and Indiana. The expiration of the trays was June 17, 2018. They were sold to Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond’s, Sentry, Potash, Meehan’s, Country Market, FoodMax … [Read more...]

Lawyer Explains Why Texas Cyclospora Outbreak Happens Every Year

A cyclospora outbreak in Texas has sickened at least 56 people, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. "This Texas cyclospora outbreak happens every year," said attorney Fred Pritzker. "There were hundreds of cases of cyclosporiasis last year in Texas and in the years before." Cyclosporiasis is caused by the cyclospora parasite. This parasite is ingested when contaminated water containing the sporulated organism gets onto fresh produce. When a person is infected, the parasite causes symptoms including explosive and watery diarrhea, cramps, bloating, gas, nausea, weight loss, and vomiting. Symptoms can last for weeks or months and can recur. "Past outbreaks have been associated with basil, snow peas, mesclun greens, and cilantro," Fred added. "These outbreaks … [Read more...]

Del Monte Cyclospora Kwik Trip Outbreak Grows to 185 Sick; Lawsuits Filed

The Del Monte Cyclospora Kwik Trip outbreak has grown to include 185 people sick, according to the FDA. That number is current as of June 28, 2018; all cases are lab-confirmed. The ill persons live in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Seven people have been hospitalized. These illnesses are associated with recalled Del Monte 6 ounce and 12 ounce vegetable trays containing broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, and dill dip sold by Kwik Trip/Kwik Star locations in Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Del Monte is also recalling "small veggie trays" that are 28 ounces and include broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, and dill dip and were sold in Illinois and Indiana. FDA hasn't identified which of these ingredients are contaminated with the one celled parasite. … [Read more...]

Cyclospora Kwik Trip Outbreak Linked to Del Monte Vegetable Trays Grows to 144 Sick

The cyclospora Kwik Trip outbreak linked to Del Monte vegetable trays has now grown to 144 patients, according to an FDA update. The patients live in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Six people have been hospitalized in this outbreak because they are so sick. The patient case count by state is: Iowa (4), Michigan (2), Minnesota (32), and Wisconsin (106). The illness onset date range is from May 14, 2018 to June 8, 2018. The patient age range is from 20 to 79 years. This product was recalled on June 8, 2018. The product sizes are 6 ounce, 12 ounce, and 28 ounce. The best by dates for all of these products was June 17, 2018, but consumers may still have some of the vegetable trays in their homes. The trays were distributed to these stores: Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, … [Read more...]

Kwik Trip Lawsuit Filed For Client Sickened in Cyclospora Outbreak, According to Lawyer

Kwik Trip lawsuit was filed for a client sickened in the cyclospora outbreak linked to recalled Del Monte vegetable trays by the lawyers at Pritzker Hageman. The Minneapolis law firm has retained dozens of clients and has filed several lawsuits in this outbreak, which has now sickened 144 people in just four states. This parasite infection can linger for months, and may recur, especially if the patient is allergic to sulfa drugs. There is no effective treatment for that patient group. The broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, celery, and dill dip trays were sold at Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond’s, Sentry, Potash, Meehan’s, Country Market, FoodMax Supermarket and Peapod locations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. They were sold in 6, 12, and 28 ounce sizes … [Read more...]

Del Monte Lawsuit Filed in Cyclospora Outbreak; Lawyer Explains

A Del Monte Lawsuit was filed in the cyclospora outbreak linked to vegetable trays sold at Kwik Trip locations and other stores across the Midwest by lawyers at Pritzker Hageman. Their client is a man from the Wisconsin Rapids area. The plaintiff bought two Del Monte vegetable trays from a Kwik Trip in Green Bay, Wisconsin in late May 2018. He soon started suffering from nausea, stomach pain, headache, and diarrhea. His symptoms soon became debilitating. He sought help at an urgent care, but the testing was negative. He went to a local emergency room, and was diagnosed with a cyclospora infection. He was prescribed an antibiotic, but is still suffering and will require medical care in the future. The issue with this illness is that symptoms can seem to abate, but then can … [Read more...]

Del Monte Recalls Vegetable Trays Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak in MN, WI, IA, and MI

Del Monte Fresh Product is recalling a "limited quantity" of 6 ounce, 12 ounce, and 28 ounce vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip that were sold to select retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. These products are linked to a multistate cyclospora outbreak that has sickened at least 78 people in four states. The recalled products were distributed to: Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond's, Sentry, Potash, Meehan's, Country Market, Food Max Supermarket, and Peapod in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. They have a "best if enjoyed by" date of June 17, 2018 or earlier. They were packaged in clear plastic containers. The recalled products are: Del Monte Veg Tray with dip in 6 … [Read more...]

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