The multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections linked to salad products made by Fresh Express containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots and that were sold in several regions of the United States investigated by the FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners is over. The outbreak included Fresh Express branded products and products made by Fresh Express for retail store brands sold at ALDI, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, ShopRite, and Walmart. FDA’s investigation is continuing, in consultation with the state agriculture and regional water board. On June 27, 2020, Fresh Express recalled the salads. The recalled products are now well beyond expiration and likely no longer on the market or in consumers’ homes. As of September 25, 2020, CDC has announced this outbreak is over. FDA investigated multiple farms identified in the traceback, one of which led to sampling and investigation around a farm in south Florida. FDA continues to work to determine the source and impact of the Cyclospora found in the regional water canal (C-23), located west of Port St. Lucie, Florida. The FDA has been unable to determine if the Cyclospora detected in the canal is a genetic match to the clinical cases. @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-cyclospora-bagged-salads-june-2020?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
The end of the Cyclospora outbreak investigation in bagged salads
Outbreak Investigation of Cyclospora (June 2020)
CDC announces the end of the outbreak; FDA continues its investigation.