Make Our Food Safe
10/24/2013

"CDC Links Cyclospora Outbreak to Cilantro, Salad Mix From Mexican Farm"

The Associated Press |

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some Texas cases in a severe stomach bug outbreak last summer have been linked to Mexican cilantro.
 
The CDC said Wednesday that the cilantro came from Puebla, Mexico, and was served at “Mexican-style” restaurants and sold in a single grocery store. The CDC did not identify the Mexican producer, the restaurants or grocery store."

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"All told, 278 people in Texas were sickened by cyclospora. Not all those illnesses were traced back to the cilantro.
 
There were at least two separate cyclospora outbreaks last summer, sickening 643 people in 25 states. The other outbreak was linked to salad mix served at Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants in Iowa and Nebraska. It is still unclear what caused the illnesses in other states."

Read the full article by The Associated Press