Multinational Company Issues Serious Recall: Many People Infected From Parasite Outbreak

June 21, 2018


A recent recall has been issued after 78 people became sick after eating certain vegetables that contained parasites. 

Del Monte is recalling multiple batches of their fresh-cut vegetable trays. The recall was issued after several people complained of getting sick. The source was from a non-life threatening parasite.

The vegetable trays were taken to the public health departments in Wisconsin and Minnesota last week. After the results returned, they concluded that the outbreak was from the microscopic Cyclospora parasite.

Cyclospora parasites are normally found in developing countries, according to reports.

Federal officials said that Del Monte is removing three different sizes of vegetable trays from the shelves that contain broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, and dill dip.

If the parasite is consumed, symptoms may include diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, low-grade fever, and cramping.

The 78 people who were infected by the parasite purchased their Del Monte vegetable trays at gas stations and grocery stores including, Food Max Supermarket, Country Market, Meehan's, Peapod, Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond's, Sentry, and Potash.

The trays were sold in Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin. They have a "Best if Enjoyed By" date of June 17, 2018, or earlier.

If you have this product, you are asked to discard the item and do not consume. Anyone with questions may call Del Monte at 1-800-659-6500 or email concerns to

Please share with your family and friends to ensure their safety and health. 

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