August 15, 2013 — According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 557 people in 19 states have been sickened in an outbreak of Cyclospora food poisoning linked to bagged salad mix. Texas has reported the most cases — 225 people have fallen ill.
States reporting Cyclospora food poisonings:
Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (including New York City), Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
On July 30, health departments in Iowa and Nebraska determined that bagged salad mixes produced by Taylor Farms de Mexico, which were sold at Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants, were the source of the outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that Taylor Farms has stopped production and shipping of all salad products to the United States.
Products included in the action:
- Salad mix
- Iceberg lettuce
- Romaine lettuce
- Green leaf lettuce
- Red cabbage
- Green cabbage
Cyclospora is a single-celled parasite that is transmitted when feces contaminates food or water that is consumed. The parasite has an incubation period of about 1 week, and causes a gastrointestinal illness called cyclosporiasis. Symptoms may include diarrhea, stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, fatigue, fever, and more.
Do I have a Texas Cyclospora Lawsuit?
The Texas trial lawyers with The Schmidt Firm, PLLC are currently accepting Cyclospora and/or Cyclosporiasis lawsuits throughout the entire state of Texas. If you or somebody you know was sickened after eating at Olive Garden or Red Lobster, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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