A parasitic illness that hit McDonald’s and sickened 160 people has spread to Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and Walgreens

A parasitic illness that hit McDonald’s and sickened 160 people has spread to Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and Walgreens
  • Walgreens, Trader Joe’s and Kroger are the latest stores to be hit by the cyclospora parasite.
  • Products containing romaine lettuce are affected, according to a government warning.
  • Consumers have been urged to throw away any products produced on certain dates, which are listed below.
  • The parasite sickened 163 McDonald’s customers in 10 states last month.
  • Cyclospora – which is spread to food through contact with human faeces (KNOWN AS POOP – I added this) – was found in lettuces from salad supplier Fresh Express.
  • The bug lives for up to 14 days and causes painful vomiting, extreme diarrhea, and weight loss.

The parasitic illness that plagued McDonald’s customers last month has spread to Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, and Kroger, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned on Monday.

The government body said that traces of the bug had been found in an array of products at the stores containing tainted romaine lettuce from a single supplier, Fresh Express.

Citing research from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the FDA said that foods including pre-packaged wraps and salads. They were sold with “sell by” dates around July 23…. more

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