Cyclospora Salad Outbreak Hits More Than 215 in Texas

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 15-Aug-2013

A recent Cyclospora outbreak affecting bagged salad mixes has provoked unrest among residents in two states where the tainted lettuce and salads have hit hardest.

Linked to Taylor Farms de Mexico, the outbreak includes Cyclospora tainted salad mix and leafy green mixes that were shipped to Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants. Iceberg, romaine, red cabbage and carrots were included in those mixes, which were in turn served in the chain eateries in Iowa and Nebraska.

Cyclospora Salad Outbreak

Despite ties between the lettuce cyclospora outbreak and Iowa and Nebraska restaurants, Texas has endured the highest number of people sickened by the tainted salad mixes, with more than 215 people reporting cyclospora related illness.

What is Cyclospora?

An infection causing parasite, Cyclospora symptoms often include flu-like nausea, cramping, fever, diarrhea and aches. While symptoms may mirror the flu, symptoms can last for months, complicating symptoms and leaving more vulnerable victims at risk for dehydration and other issues.

While some instances of food poisoning can be mild, lasting mere hours or days, other types of food borne illnesses can be serious, especially for those with particularly weak immune systems, such as elderly adults or children. Although not every case of Cyclosporiasis has been traced to the salad contamination, the Food and Drug Administration continues to investigate the overwhelming salad outbreak and reported illnesses that may be associated.

Food Poisoning Attorneys in Texas

Some cases of food poisoning and contaminated foods can be traced to employee and company negligence. Whether production left foods or products at risk of contamination or defects or poorly trained employees put consumers at risk, holding companies and business responsible for food poisoning outbreaks may help ignite greater standards and procedures that prevent such outbreaks in the future.

If you’ve been sickened or have a loved one who has become ill as a result of food poisoning or a bad product, holding onto the product that may be suspected is important to your case. For a free initial consultation with our recalled food attorneys, call our personal injury law firm today. We care. We can help.

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