WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Prepackaged salad mix is being linked to an outbreak that's sickened hundreds of Americans in more than a dozen states. }}" />

   
 
 
Prepackaged Salad Linked For Recent Food Poisoning Outbreak

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 8/1/2013 Prepackaged salad mix is being linked to an outbreak that's sickened hundreds of Americans in more than a dozen states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 21 people are so sick, they've been hospitalized. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports. Prepackaged salad, that's the answer to the mystery of what was causing the most recent food poisoning outbreak that has spread across the country. Nearly 400 people in 15 states have reported food poisoning symptoms caused by this microscopic parasite, Cyclospora. Health officials in two states tracing the source to bagged salad. "We saw there was a common exposure to bagged lettuce, bagged salad products," says Steven Mandermach of the Iowa Dept. of Inspection and Appeals. While a specific brand has not yet been named, health officials in Iowa and Nebraska blame mixed salad bags of iceberg and romaine lettuce, as well as carrots and red cabbage, But they also add, the salad mix is no longer on the shelves in their states. Now, this isn't the first time bagged salad has come under the microscope. "Oh my God, I can see him!" Earlier this month, Collissa Williams says her sister-in-law was pouring oout a bag of Kale, when she was shocked to discover a frog. "She poured in the kale and she went to stir them," says Williams. "And she said, 'There's a frog in there!' And we're all like, a frog?" And just this past February, an E-Coli scare triggered a nationwide recall on Taylor Farms Baby Spinach. This most recent outbreak, sending at least 21 people in three states to the hospital. Cyclospora is usually found on produce that may have come in contact with fecal matter. The CDC and FDA are collaborating with health officials in numerous states to try and pin down the cause.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A Mansfield man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning in Crawford County. Full Story
Image1 The legislative process comes to Mansfield, as an Ohio House panel discusses how to eliminate the debt in the unemployment compensation fund. Full Story
 
Image1 Members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Steven Sanderfer, 23, in a hotel room in Galion. Full Story
Image1 Ashland University has received a $150,000 Career Ready Internship grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to help students with financial need reap the educational and career- boosting benefits of internships. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

AU receives Career Ready Internship Grant

Teen sentenced for assaulting business owner

Fatal Accident Occurs North of Shelby

Mansfield Playhouse Officials Take Ice Bucket Challenge

Teen dies from injuries suffered in August 7 crash

RCT To Provide Night Bus Service To OSU-M And NCSC

Teen Caught Committing Ontario Purge Prank

Teen dies from injuries sustained in two-vehicle crash

NAMImobile tour to battle discrimination coming to Mansfield

More News