Food Safety News
Consumers should not buy, eat, or serve any fresh basil exported by Siga Logistics de RL de CV from Morelos, Mexico to the United States.
The fresh basil from Siga Logistics de RL de CV located in Morelos, Mexico is the subject of a multi-state outbreak investigation of Cyclospora illnesses potentially linked to fresh basil exported by Siga Logistics de RL de CV located in Morelos, Mexico.
As of July 9, health official found 132 illnesses in ten states that are attributed to the outbreak. Four patients required hospitalization. Restaurants in Florida, Minnesota, New York and Ohio exposed patrons to the parasite.
Cyclospora is a parasite typically transmitted by contaminated food. Some areas, such as Massachusetts, are this year experiencing higher Cyclosproa case counts than normal. States with Cyclospora cases associated with the current outbreak are found in CT, FL, IA, MA, MN, NY, OH, RI, SC, and WI.