FDA Investigating Illness Linked to Salads

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The FDA is currently investigating McDonald’s after an illness outbreak has been “likely linked” to their salads. According to a report from the CDC, there have been numerous confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis, which is a parasitic intestinal infection. It has been reported in seven states.

The FDA has identified 15 people who ate McDonald’s salads in late June or early July prior to getting sick. The FDA has warned that anyone experiencing stomach symptoms after eating a McDonald’s salad should see a doctor and get tested for the illness to ensure they are correctly treated. The FDA is working with McDonald’s to identify the ingredients in the contaminated salads and trace those back through the supply chain.

In addition to the McDonald’s salads, the same parasitic illness has been traced to Del Monte vegetable trays, but experts do not believe the illnesses are related. McDonald’s is cooperating with authorities and has decided to stop selling salads at impacted restaurants until they can get another lettuce supplier.

By law, restaurants have a duty to keep their customers safe. If a customer develops an illness after consuming a food product because of contamination or negligence on the part of the seller, the customer is entitled to compensation from the seller. If you have been harmed by a food product, you should speak with an attorney. Call the personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today to learn more, or visit us on LinkedIn to learn more about the firm.
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