Health officials have again increased the number of consumers who’ve contracted Cyclospora illnesses linked to recalled Del Monte vegetable trays.
As of July 5, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 212 consumers involved in the outbreak, up from 185 in an earlier update. Consumers in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin have been linked to the outbreak; another two in Michigan reported they’d purchased the vegetable trays in Wisconsin, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The vegetable trays Del Monte recalled are 6- and 12-ounce trays with broccoli, cauliflower and carrots with dill dip, sold in the four states where the illnesses are located, as well as Indiana. A 28-ounce tray with broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery and dip were recalled in Indiana and Illinois, according to the FDA.
“FDA has not identified which of the ingredients is the vehicle for this outbreak; each component of these vegetable trays is under consideration,” according to the most recent update on the outbreak. “FDA is currently reviewing distribution and supplier information related to the vegetable trays; the investigation is ongoing.”
According to the product labels, all of the vegetables were grown in the U.S. except the broccoli, which came from Mexico.