Bagged Salads Cyclospora Lawyer Update: 641 Cases Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak.

For more information on the Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak, to speak to a Cyclospora Lawyer, or to inquire about a Cyclospora Lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.

Bagged Salads Cyclospora Lawyer Update: 641 Cases Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak.

A new update was issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the multi-state cyclospora outbreak linked to Salad Bags, on July 23, 2020. The recent update informed the public that the number of laboratory-confirmed cases linked to the outbreak had increased to 641 cases. The number of states who reported cases linked to the outbreak also increased to 11 states. Thankfully no deaths have been reported due to the outbreak but the number of hospitalizations increased to 37 cases. Currently, both Iowa and Illinois have reported more than half of the laboratory-confirmed cases linked to the outbreak. 

The FDA has announced that it is still investigating the outbreak along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In their recent update, the FDA announced that although their traceback investigation is ongoing to determine the cause and source of the outbreak salad ingredients such as iceberg lettuce, carrots, and red cabbage continue to be items of interest in the investigation. The last known case reported to the FDA was on July 5, 2020. The FDA stated that this outbreak investigation will continue and that they will continue to provide updates.

In their past updates, the FDA has stated that the contaminated salad bag products included the Fresh Express brand logo, Fresh Express also distributed products that may have been sold under retail store brands by ALDI, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, ShopRite, and Walmart. Several lawsuits have been filed against the Fresh Express since the outbreak was announced on June 19, 2020. Ron Simon, a

National Food Poisoning Lawyer

who is representing multiple people in the recent cyclospora outbreak, stated: 

“When food manufacturers, like Fresh Express, undertake to produce ready-to-eat foods, they have a duty to do so safely. This is especially true when they produce products like salad mixes for some of the largest food retailers in the U.S., knowing their product will be distributed to many thousands of families across multiple states.”

Consumers who ate some of the contaminated salad bag products and experiencing symptoms such as watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, and fatigue should contact their medical health providers as soon as possible and get tested for cyclospora. The CDC has noted that healthcare professionals need to specifically arrange testing for Cyclospora, a Cyclospora screen. Since Cyclosporiasis is a nationally notifiable disease, healthcare professionals must report suspected and confirmed cases of the disease to public health jurisdictions.

For more information on the Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak, to speak to a Cyclospora Lawyer, or to inquire about a Cyclospora Lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.

https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-cyclospora-bagged-salads-june-2020?utm_campaign=Outbreak_Cyclospora_07242020&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclosporiasis/outbreaks/2020/

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/25/health/cyclospora-salad-infections-trnd/index.html

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