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Basil Cyclospora Lawsuit

Basil Cyclospora Lawsuit

Fresh basil imported from Mexico has been linked to an outbreak of Cyclospora parasite infections that sickened 132 people who ate at restaurants in Florida, Minnesota, New York, and Ohio.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting food poisoning induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been infected with the Cyclospora parasite after eating fresh basil from Mexico, 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 toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Cyclospora Parasite Outbreak Linked to Fresh Basil from Mexico

July 2019 — Health officials in the U.S. are investigating an outbreak of Cyclospora parasite infections that may be linked to fresh basil imported by Siga Logistics de RL de CV of Morales, Mexico.

How Many People Are Sick?

Since June 2019, at least 132 people in 11 states were infected with Cyclospora after eating fresh basil at restaurants in Florida, Minnesota, New York, and Ohio, likely from uncooked foods such as salad, pesto, or garnishes.

What States Reported Illnesses?

Four people were hospitalized, according to the outbreak investigation from the CDC. Illnesses have been reported in Connecticut (1), Florida (22), Georgia (2), Iowa (2), Massachusetts (1), Minnesota (29), New York (69), Ohio (3), Rhode Island (1), South Carolina (1), and Wisconsin (1).

Is There A Recall?

The FDA has asked Siga Logistics to recall their fresh basil. The agency has also increased screening of fresh basil that is being imported to the U.S. from Mexico.

What Should I Do?

Consumers should not to buy, eat, or serve any fresh basil imported to the U.S. from Siga Logistics de RL de CV.

Furthermore, consumers should not eat or serve uncooked foods like pesto, salad, or garnishes that include fresh basil unless they are certain that it was not exported by Siga Logistics de RL de CV. If you are not sure where the basil is from, do not eat or serve it.

Cyclospora Parasite Infection

The symptoms of an infection with the Cyclospora parasite may not appear for 1-2 weeks after a contaminated food is eaten. Infections with Cyclospora rarely become life-threatening, but the illness often lasts for several weeks. It can last for months without treatment. The symptoms may also disappear and return.

Symptoms of Cyclospora Infections

  • Frequent bouts of watery diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Stomach cramps
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

Do I have a Food Poisoning Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting food poisoning induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been infected with the Cyclospora parasite after eating fresh basil from Mexico, 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 toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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