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Wild Harvest Basil Cyclospora Lawsuit

Wild Harvest Basil Cyclospora Lawsuit

Wild Harvest® Organic Basil was recalled after a product tested positive for Cyclospora parasite contamination.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Cyclospora induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been infected with the Cyclospora parasite after eating basil, 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.

Wild Harvest Basil Recalled for Cyclospora Parasite Contamination

In May 2020, SuperValu and United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) recalled Wild Harvest® Organic Basil due to a risk of Cyclospora parasite contamination. No illnesses or allergic reactions were reported.

What Basil Was Recalled?

The recall involves Wild Harvest® Organic Fresh Basil that was imported from Colombia and distributed in the U.S. from a facility in Hopkins, Minnesota by SuperValu Inc.

The basil was sold in .25oz, .75oz, 2oz, and 4oz plastic clamshell containers with the following UPCs: 0071153550450, 0071153550322, 0071153550762, and 0071153550323.

The product can be identified by a white sticker with black ink on the back of the container stating: “Product of Colombia” and “112.”

What is the Problem?

UNFI and its subsidiary SuperValu Inc. announced the recall after Cyclospora cayetanensis parasites were detected during routine sampling.

Basil From Mexico Linked to Over 200+ Cyclospora Parasite Infections

This is not the first time Cyclospora has been a problem in imported fresh basil. In 2019, another over 200 people were infected after eating fresh basil that was imported from Mexico in food that was sold at restaurants in Florida, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Symptoms of Cyclospora Infections

The symptoms of an infection with Cyclospora parasites begin an average of 7 days after a person eats food that is contaminated with the infective form of the parasite.

The symptoms may include:

  • Watery diarrhea (most common)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Cramping
  • Bloating
  • Increased gas
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

Long-Term Complications of Cyclospora Infections

If an infected person is not treated, the symptoms can persist for several weeks or even months. Diarrhea can come and go, and symptoms like fatigue may persist after the gastrointestinal symptoms have gone away. The infection is not usually life-threatening.

Do I have a Cyclospora Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Cyclospora induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been infected with the Cyclospora parasite after eating basil, 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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