The CDC has recently released a warning about certain Del Monte vegetables that could cause the consumer to get very sick from a parasite. More than 200 people from the Midwest have been affected so far.
If you have any of the following products you should take them back to the store immediately.
Plastic “trays” of these vegetables have been affected.
USA Today reports;
The trays, which contain fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots and dill dip, were sold at Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond’s, Sentry, Potash, Meehan’s, Country Market, FoodMax and Peapod according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recalled products, which affected people in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin as of Thursday, have a “Best If Enjoyed By” date of June 17, 2018.
Those affected have been diagnosed with cyclosporiasis, an intestinal infection caused by the cyclospora parasite.
Side effects of this contamination include vomiting and diarrhea, with frequent and sometimes explosive bowel movements.
Other less sever symptoms can include loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps/pain, bloating, increased gas, nausea, and fatigue. Vomiting, body aches, headache, fever, and other flu-like symptoms may also occur.
If you have any of these symptoms go see a doctor as soon as possible.