FOOD SAFETY UPDATE: Iowa Department of Public Health Investigates Increase in Cyclospora Infections Associated with McDonald’s Salads
July 12, 2018
Markon is closely monitoring a public health advisory form the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) regarding an increase in Cyclospora infections that appear to be connected to consumption of McDonald’s salads. This week IDPH has identified 15 Iowans who ate McDonald’s salads in June to early July prior to becoming ill. Consumers who ate McDonald’s salads since the middle of June and who are exhibiting symptoms of cylosporiasis should see their health care provider. The Illinois Department of Public Health has noted a similar increase in cases associated with the product.
What We Know:
15 illnesses have been linked to consumption of McDonald’s salads
Ill people reported eating salads in late June to early July prior to becoming ill
Consumers who ate salads since the middle of June and have symptoms of cyclosporiasis should seek medical attention
McDonald’s is fully cooperating with IDPH, the Illinois Department of Public Health and involved federal partners
This investigation is ongoing
As of this time, information on manufacturer(s) of the McDonald’s salads is not available
Click here to view the IDPH press release. As of the time of this update, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have not yet released an official public statement related to this outbreak or its investigation.
For more information on Cyclospora please visit the CDC page.
Markon will continue to update members when more information becomes available.
Food Safety Program Manager
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