An imported basil Cyclospora outbreak has sickened 205 people from 11 states who ate contaminated food in five states: NY, FL, MN, OH and WI.  Since the last outbreak update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July 24, 2019, 73 more illnesses have been reported. Five people have been hospitalized.

Cyclospora Lawyer basil outbreak CDC map 8:16:19

The cases totals from 11 states where that case-patients live are: CT (1), FL (50), GA (2), IA (2), MA (1), MN (33), NY (107), OH (3), RI (1), SC (1), and WI (4). These case-patients, who range in age from 15 to 98 years old, reported illnesses from June 10, 2019 to July 18, 2019.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that affected stores and restaurants had a common basil supplier, Siga Logistics de RL de CV of Morelos, Mexico. At the FDA’s request, the company issued a recall which, in turn, prompted Publix to recall Rock Garden organic basil.

The contaminated product should no longer be on stores shelves. But consumers and restaurants who have purchased basil from Mexico should check recall information carefully.

Pritzker Hageman’s Cyclospora Team has represented more clients in recent large-scale Cyclospora outbreaks than any other law firm in the U.S. If you have been sickened in this outbreak, we want to help you. To request a free consultation, call 1 (888) 377-8900 (toll-free), send a text to 612-261-0856 or complete the form below