FDA ends investigation of Cyclospora linked to salads served at McDonald’s

FDA ends investigation of Cyclospora linked to salads served at McDonald’s

Government officials say the outbreak likely stemmed from Fresh Express Salad Mixes served at McDonald’s locations in 15 states and New York City.

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September 17, 2018
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The FDA, CDC, along with state and local officials investigated a multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses likely linked to salads from McDonald's restaurants.

Update - September 12, 2018

As of September 11, 2018, this outbreak appears to be over. A total of 511 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection were reported in people who consumed salads from McDonald’s restaurants; the cases were reported by 15 states and New York City.

The FDA investigated distribution and supplier information for romaine and carrots but did not identify a single source or potential point of contamination for this outbreak.

Recommendations

Consumers who have symptoms of cyclosporiasis should contact their health care provider to report their symptoms and receive care.