• FDA eyes salad mix in food-borne illness

    by  • July 31, 2013 • News

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to work with its federal, state and local partners in the investigation of a cyclosporiasis outbreak that has affected hundreds in 15 states across the country. salad

    The states of Iowa and Nebraska have announced that their analysis indicates that the outbreak in those states is linked to a salad mix. The goal will be to combine information collected from other affected states with that provided by the state health authorities in Iowa and Nebraska to identify a specific food item linked to the illnesses.

    Should a specific food item be identified, the FDA, CDC, state and local partners will work to track it to its source, determine why the outbreak occurred, and if contamination is still a risk, implement preventive action, which will help to keep an outbreak like this from happening again.