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Could a Cyclospora Outbreak Make a Comeback?

Cyclospora,Cyclospora,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | April 5, 2019

When an outbreak happens, we have a set list of bacteria we consider and discuss quite often. Between Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, and other household names, one of the first parts of the equation is to figure out which bacteria… read more

Are We About to See Cyclospora Spring Again?

Cyclospora,Cyclospora,Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | March 1, 2019

In 2018, Cyclospora became the reason behind one of the largest outbreaks in US history. It caused a total of 761 illnesses and even caused McDonalds to stop selling salads in over 3000 locations. This outbreak occurred in July 2018…. read more

Del Monte Cyclospora Outbreak Over

Cyclospora,Outbreaks & Recalls | September 5, 2018

The CDC, FDA, and state officials have declared an official end to the Del Monte Cyclospora Outbreak that caused some 250 documented illnesses in people who had purchased pre-packaged trays of Del Monte Fresh vegetables. As of September 5th, the… read more

This Time, French Fries are Better for You Than a Salad

Cyclospora,Outbreaks & Recalls | September 2, 2018

The illustrious, gleaming golden arches of McDonald’s are under attack. As we have all been basking in the sun and enjoying our favorite guilty pleasures, a viscous outbreak of cyclospora has been raging across the Midwest United States. The home… read more

What’s Going on with the McDonald’s Cyclospora Outbreak?

Cyclospora,Outbreaks & Recalls | August 28, 2018

As of this post, the CDC, FDA and health officials across the country are still investigating a multistate Cyclospora outbreak linked to salad sold at McDonalds at different locations in the country. The outbreak was first reported on July 13,… read more

Whole Genome Sequencing and Cyclospora

Cyclospora,Outbreaks & Recalls | August 28, 2018

We often hear of Cyclospora causing gastrointestinal illness but wonder what in the world is Cyclospora? Simply put, it is a parasite, but it is only a single cell; too small to even be seen with a microscope. The infection… read more

Cyclospora at the 19th Hole

Cyclospora,Outbreaks & Recalls | July 31, 2018

Understandably and respectably, the Evanston Golf Club in Skokie, Illinois, hosted an Independence Day celebration on July 3rd of this year. Over 900 people attended the celebration, but according to health officials, over 100 of those attendees later fell ill… read more

Cyclospora at the Golden Arches

Cyclospora,Outbreaks & Recalls | July 19, 2018

Cyclospora outbreaks have been linked to salads featured at a favorite nationwide fast food restaurant: McDonald’s. In the United States, 14 states have been affected, and as a precaution, over 3000 restaurants stopped selling the salads and pulled them from… read more

Parasites Do Not Make a “Happy” Meal

Cyclospora,Outbreaks & Recalls | July 16, 2018

Wisconsin has now joined the list of six states in the United States which 61 people have become sickened after eating salads purchased at McDonald’s. The other states include Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Nebraska; however the most cases… read more

Cyclospora Makes More Rounds This Year

Cyclospora,Food Safety,Outbreaks & Recalls | July 2, 2018

Wisconsin and Minnesota are grappling with an wave of parasites linked to trays of fresh-cut fruit. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, infection with cyclospora has sickened more than three dozen Minnesotans over the past month. Cyclospora has been… read more