CDC recalls Del Monte vegetable trays

Leslie Hanson
July 9, 2018

Two hundred twelve people have been infected with an intestinal parasite in four upper Midwest states after reportedly eating pre-packed vegetable trays under the Del Monte Fresh Produce brand, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, illnesses that began after May 24 might not have been reported yet because of the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported, according to the CDC. The cases were reported in Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin and IL.

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. Officials said two, in MI, came from vegetables bought in Wisconsin.

The CDC said on Thursday that the outbreak is linked to Del Monte 6-, 12-, and 28-ounce plastic clamshell vegetable trays.

People who got illness range from ages 13 to 79 years old.

The CDC is recalling a Del Monte vegetable tray sold at Kwik Trip and Kwik Star locations after there have been 212 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis in people from Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and MI.


The CDC urges consumers to not eat the recalled vegetable trays, and instead, they should throw them away.

Del Monte has recalled a number of vegetable trays in the last month, including the 6-, 12- and 28-ounce trays.

The sick have been infected with the Cyclospora cayetanensis parasite, which causes cyclosporiasis.

"FDA has not identified which of the ingredients is the vehicle for this outbreak; each component of these vegetable trays is under consideration".

There is an ongoing investigation into the matter, the agency said. Other symptoms may include vomiting, body aches, headache, fever and other flu-like symptoms.

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