State health officials in Wisconsin and Minnesota are reporting an increase in the parasitic infection, the cyclosporia, which led to the investigation. To date, 11 patients in Wisconsin and three in Minnesota have reported buying a tray of vegetables from a location in Wisconsin or Minnesota Kwik Trip before their Cyclospora disease.
The Del Monte trays sold at Kwik Trip contained broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill and could be available at other outlets. Further details on the distribution are pending. Consumers should not eat the following products:
- Del Monte vegetable tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill sauce) 6 oz.
- Del Monte vegetable tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill sauce) 12 oz.
Kwik Trip is cooperating with state officials and today he voluntarily removed this product from his stores.
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Cyclospora is a parasite commonly found in developing countries. People diagnosed with this infection in the United States often report having traveled; however, during the summer months, epidemics and diseases occur due to contaminated fresh products entering the US food market from endemic countries. Symptoms of Cyclospora infection include:
- Frequent aqueous diarrhea
- Loss of appetite and weight
- Cramps, swelling and / or gas increase
- Nausea (vomiting is less common)
- Low-graded fever
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If you have any of these symptoms, consult the your own health care provider who can provide appropriate treatment. It may take a week after consuming the product to start the symptoms. Health officials continue to conduct interviews with people who are positive for Cyclospora. Sick consumers are also encouraged to contact the local health department.