Skip to comments.FDA: Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables Causing ‘Explosive’ Diarrhea
Posted on 07/09/2018 12:17:43 PM PDT by Red Badger
(CBS Local) Over 200 people have now been infected by an outbreak of parasites linked to recalled vegetable trays from Del Monte.
According to the CDC, 212 cases of cyclosporiasis an intestinal infection caused by the cyclospora parasite were reported as of July 5. The condition has been linked to 6 oz., 12 oz., and 28 oz. vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip, which were recalled by Del Monte Fresh Produce on June 15.
More than 200 hit by parasite from Del Monte vegetables; symptoms can include 'explosive' bowel movements https://t.co/bs63NaRJbM pic.twitter.com/XiYnkpXzxP
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The CDC added that the products were sold in clear, plastic containers at several store across the Midwest. The recalled products were distributed to: Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demonds, Sentry, Potash, Meehans, Country Market, Food Max Supermarket and Peapod in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, according to the FDA recall.
Health officials are warning that people who develop cyclosporiasis can experience frequent, sometimes explosive diarrhea. The parasites can also cause nausea, fatigue, and several other flu-like symptoms lasting for at least a month if not treated by doctors. If you are not treated with this very specific antibiotic for cyclospora you generally will remain sick, Ryan Osterholm of the Pritzker Hageman Law Firm told CBS Minnesota.
Seven people have hospitalized due to the outbreak, however there have been no deaths linked to the contaminated Del Monte products.
I hate it when that happens.
Were the vegetable trays produced in China?
Del Monte does a lot of their fruit stuff there already.
Explosive Diarrhea - can be hereditary too, especially if you find it running in your jeans.
Yeah but they taste so good.
“Ah, excuse me for a moment, I have explosive diarrhea,” is a surefire conversation-stopper.
We wash ALL our fresh vegetables thoroughly!
Never buy any of those prepacked trays unless you plan on washing the veggies first!..................
Explosive Diarrhea will strike at 9:03pm .... syncronize your watches!
Ahhhh. Del Monte. Enjoy them old man, they will be your last
The headline reminds me of my ex-mother-in-law.
As a conversation starter, I give it a thumbs up for originality.
Could be terrorism related.......................
Cyclospora is Mexico/Guatemala,most likely.
Infecting the crops Americans won’t infect.
Hmm...considering #13, you might have a point. I think I need that t-shirt for the next Democrat neighborhood picnic.
Nourishing Families. Enriching Lives. Every Day.
Del Monte slogan/motto..........................
Hey Del Monte. Wash the damn vegetables.
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