The Cyclospora attorneys at Marler Clark have filed the first lawsuit in a nationwide Cyclospora outbreak that has sickened 210 individuals in 22 states.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is currently investigating an outbreak of Cyclospora at Ridgway Tacos del GNAR. As of June 15, there have been 62 cases reported in Colorado since May 1, 2023.
As part of our ongoing efforts to combat foodborne illness and aligned with our New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative, today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the Cyclospora Prevention, Response and Research Action Plan.
This voluntary recall is due to possible Cyclospora contamination on Dole™ Fresh Blueberries. Dole Diversified North America, Inc. is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported to date in association with the recall.
The affected product has a country of origin of Colombia and was harvested entirely from Puerto Vallarta Herbs SAS (Farm) and imported by Vallarta Organics LLC dba Organic Destiny (Importer).
As of September 25, 2020, CDC has announced this outbreak is over. FDA’s traceback investigation is complete, however the cause or source of the outbreak has not been determined.
FDA’s traceback investigation identified several farms in the U.S. that may have provided product used in the Fresh Express salads that were recalled. FDA investigated multiple farms identified in the traceback.
As of July 22, 2020, CDC is reporting a total of 641 cases across 11 states.
Salad ingredients (iceberg lettuce, carrots, red cabbage) continue to be items of interest in the food safety investigation. FDA’s inspection continues at the Fresh Express production facility in Streamwood, Illinois. As of July 8, 2020, CDC is reporting a total of 509 cases across 8 states.
Fresh Express recalled products containing either iceberg lettuce, red cabbage or carrots and displaying the product code Z178, or a lower number.