Health officials have reported 212 cases linked with recalled Del Monte 6 oz. and 12 oz. vegetable trays in Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, and MI.
There have been illnesses reported in Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and Minnesota. It said 212 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection were reported in "people who consumed" food from the pre-packaged Del Monte trays.
FDA, CDC, state, and local partners are now investigating several Cyclospora illnesses associated with recalled Del Monte 6oz and 12oz vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip that were sold by Kwik Trip/Kwik Star locations in IA, IN, MI, MN, and WI.More news: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sworn in for 2nd term
The infected trays were sold at Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond's, Sentry, Potash, Meehan's, Country Market, FoodMax and Peapod, the agency said.
The 212 cases occurred in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and technically also MI, but the instances of illness in MI were reported as related to people who bought products in Wisconsin.
A previous major cyclosporiasis outbreak was reported in 2015, when 546 individuals were infected across 31 states. The parasites can also cause nausea, fatigue, and several other flu-like symptoms lasting for at least a month if not treated by doctors.More news: Pruitt chose to resign, 'no final straw'
Anyone who ate anything from any of the recalled vegetable and dip trays and developed symptoms of Cyclospora infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors abut the potential exposure to the parasite.
Officials say the Del Monte vegetable trays included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip.
The investigation is ongoing and the CDC will provide updates when more information is available.More news: Roger Federer into 16th Wimbledon quarter-final
The affected products are not believed to be for sale in any of these stores at this time, but may have been purchased by consumers prior to their recall.