McDonald’s Pulls Salads From Certain Restaurants After Customers Became Sick, Including in Minnesota and Wisconsin
According to a report by CNN as of Friday July 13th at least 61 people in 7 states have become ill, from an outbreak of cyclospora which have been linked to McDonald's salads .
The cyclospora parasite causes intestinal illness as a result of consuming contaminated food or water. These symptoms, may not even occur until a week or more after consuming the item containing the parasite. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention symptoms are as follows:
- Watery diarrhea (most common)
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Increased gas
Other symptoms that may occur but are less common include the following:
- Low-grade fever
* This disease is generally treated with an antibiotic regimen.
The FDA is working with McDonald's to help identify what ingredients in the salads could have made people sick, and as a precaution McDonald's has stopped selling salads in 3,000 restaurants in 13 states.
The states where the illness has been reported include Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, North Dakota, Kentucky, West Virginia and Missouri.