Latest Cyclospora Stories

FDA Allows Taylor Farms de Mexico To Reopen Following Cyclospora Investigation
2013-08-28 09:40:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A salad-mix packaging facility associated with the Cyclospora outbreak that has so far sickened more than 600 people in 22 US states has been given the green light to return to production following an extensive investigation. Over more than a week, from August 11-19, the FDA with the cooperation of the Mexican government, conducted a thorough environmental assessment of the processing facility owned and operated by Taylor Farms de...

Cyclospora Infections Continue To Climb Despite Halt On Salad Mix Production
2013-08-19 08:17:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online US health officials have continued their investigation into the root cause of a Cyclospora outbreak that has so far infected more than 575 people across 19 US states. However, while infections from two states have been traced back to a salad packer in Mexico, more people are continuing to get sick in other states around the country. According to an August 15 update by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

Taylor Farms Halts Salad Mix Deliveries Due To Cyclospora Outbreak
2013-08-13 07:22:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue their investigation into the Cyclospora outbreak so far affecting more than 500 people in 18 states, the Mexican farm linked to the outbreak in at least two states has reported it has ceased production and shipment of salad mixes to American grocery and restaurant chains. Taylor Farms de Mexico, the company behind the...

FDA Confirms Salad Mix Responsible For Cyclospora Outbreak
2013-08-03 06:09:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An FDA investigation has confirmed an Iowa and Nebraska state health concern that bagged salad mix is responsible for a serious cyclosporiasis outbreak that has so far affected 16 states. Both Iowa and Nebraska had indicated on July 30, 2013 that prepackaged salad mix was responsible for the latest outbreak, but federal officials were not jumping the gun. The FDA's traceback probe led the agency to Taylor Farms de Mexico, S. de...

2013-07-31 23:22:00

Attorney Bill Marler called on public health agencies to release information about the source of a cyclospora outbreak among residents of 15 states. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 On Tuesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health agencies announced in an outbreak update that the epidemiologic investigation into a cyclospora outbreak had led to the conclusion that a prepackaged salad mix was the source of the outbreak....

Stomach Bug Outbreak Affects More Than A Dozen US States
2013-07-31 06:40:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A stomach illness linked to the parasite Cyclospora has been on the rise in more than a dozen states across the US, with more than 370 reported cases since the end of June, according to a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on Monday. The CDC was notified on June 28, 2013 of two laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection in Iowa. Since that date, the CDC has been working with health officials from 15...

Nearly 50 Individuals Ill In Texas Intestinal Infection Outbreak
2013-07-19 16:18:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A gastrointestinal infection caused by consuming feces-contaminated food and water has infected four dozen men and women in the state of Texas this week alone, health officials revealed Thursday. According to CNN.com's Zaina Adamu, the majority of those stricken with the rare parasitic illness known as cyclosporiasis reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth region of the state. Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness caused by the...

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