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Hundreds of People Infected With New Parasite From Favorite Fast Food Chains, FDA Reports


It seems lately that either Salmonella or Cyclospora or something else has taken over some popular food items recently. Either it is the kid-favorite (and adult-favorite) Goldfish crackers contaminated with Salmonella, or the recent melon recall, or the Kraft Heinz Food recalling cheese dip after possible botulism poisoning.

Many are asking if the recalls will ever stop, or just slow down for that matter. At this time, it hasn’t. The CDC recently reported that almost 300 people infected with Cyclospora parasites after eating at a nationwide restaurant.

Federal health officials have confirmed Cyclospora parasites in salad mix sold at certain establishments. The salad mix was supplied by Fresh Express, who recently was under fire for another recall pertaining to lettuce.

According to “Food Safety News,” almost 300 people in 15 states have been infected with the parasite.

The Food and Drug Administration said that they are expecting Fresh Express to communicate and make sure that affected establishments are not selling or using this product any longer.

“Fresh Express reported to FDA that the romaine from the same lot as the positive sample was not packaged for direct retail sale by Fresh Express and had already expired,” the FDA reported on Wednesday, August 1.

At this time, the FDA has only reported publically that McDonald’s is the one affected by this parasite. However, several more companies have not been revealed to the public at this time.

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