Kwik Trip Involved in Del Monte Veggie Trays Recall That's Sickened 200-Plus
LA CROSSE, Wis. —Kwik Trip is one of multiple retailers that sold Del Monte brand vegetable trays that were recalled due to contamination with the cyclospora parasite, reported USA Today. The trays contain fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots and dill dip and are labeled with a "Best if Enjoyed By" date of June 17.
The trays were sold at Demond’s, Sentry, Potash, Meehan’s, Country Market, FoodMax and Peapod, as well as at Kwik Trip and Kwik Star convenience stores.
More than 200 people were sickened and seven were hospitalized after eating the vegetables and have been diagnosed with the intestinal infection cyclosporiasis, which is caused by cyclospora. The affected people were located in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. They range from 13 to 79 years old.
The earliest reported symptoms in the outbreak occurred May 15.
Symptoms of cyclosporiasis include diarrhea, as well as loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps/pain, bloating, increased gas, nausea and fatigue. Other possible effects include vomiting, body aches, headache, fever and other flu-like symptoms, according to the CDC. The recommended treatment is antibiotics, accompanied by rest and fluids.
La Crossed-based Kwik Trip/Kwik Star is a family-owned convenience store chain operating almost 600 locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.