OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers are investigating at least two multistate outbreaks of Cyclospora illnesses. The first was announced by the FDA on July 27, 2022, and currently at least 60 people are known to be sick in that outbreak. On August 3, 2022 the FDA announced another (apparently separate) outbreak that has sickened at least 6. As of yet, no specific source has been identified in either outbreak.
This is the third consecutive summer that OFT’s Cyclospora Lawyers have been contacted by victims of Cyclospora poisoning. Two years ago, a very similar outbreak of Cyclospora was linked to bagged salads distributed by Fresh Express, Inc. On June 22, 2020 OFT filed the first lawsuit on behalf of nearly 100 clients who ate the bagged salad from ALDI or Hy-Vee and later became seriously ill with severe Cyclospora symptoms. Fresh Express Inc. and Aldi Inc. were named in the lawsuits.
A serious Cyclospora outbreak has the potential to sicken people throughout the United States. This is a developing situation, and our investigation continues. This page will be updated as events unfold.
OFT Law has represented hundreds of people sickened by Cyclospora. If you or a loved one has been affected by this outbreak, please contact using the form above or give us a call at 888-828-7087.
In conjunction with the outbreak announcements by the FDA, the CDC also announced that over 384 new domestically acquired Cyclospora illnesses were reported through July 26, 2022, with at least 30 hospitalizations. So far, illnesses have been reported in 23 different jurisdictions:
The food poisoning lawyers at OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers focus on providing legal guidance to individuals who have become ill due to foodborne illnesses, such as Cyclospora. They work with experts who understand the medical and scientific needs of clients who have suffered from infections.
When you begin working with our attorneys, we will immediately help you obtain the medical treatment you need to become well and support your case. We will gather the information necessary to prove that others are responsible for your illness. With this information, we will hold accountable those who have been negligent by supplying dangerous food to you and others.
Cyclospora outbreaks are often linked to the import of food from Central and South America, especially fruits and vegetables. Common foods associated with Cyclospora outbreaks include raspberries, snow peas, snap peas, cilantro, and salad mixes, all of which have been culprits in the past.
Cyclospora is a parasite that is transmitted to people who contact object contaminated with infected stool, including water, fruits, and vegetables that have not been properly washed.
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should seek medical treatment immediately.
OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers is a national law firm that focuses on food safety and protection of those who have been infected. We have experience with all types of outbreaks, including Cyclospora. We offer free consultations to anybody potentially impacted by a food poisoning outbreak.
Call us today at 888-828-7087 or use our online contact form.