Bagged salad is the suspected culprit in the stomach bug outbreak seen around the nation. The bagged salad mix was believed to have been consumed by about 80% of the people who suffered this stomach bug in two states. Now the investigation has spread to the other states that have an outbreak of this illness, according to “Fox and Friends” live on Wednesday morning, July 31.
According to the Fox News website on Tuesday, the bagged salad is not linked to all the cases, but many of the folks suffering with this stomach bug reportedly ate bagged salad before falling ill. This illness has spread to 372 people in 15 states.
Fox News reports on Tuesday that the brand name of the salad was not released to the public. Steven Mandernach, chief of the Food and Consumer Safety Bureau of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.”The evidence points to a salad mix containing iceberg and romaine lettuce, as well as carrots and red cabbage as the source of the outbreak reported in Iowa and Nebraska.”
According to Fox News live this bagged salad being investigated as the culprit of this stomach bug nationwide. While the brand name wasn’t released, the bagged salad that was considered the source for this stomach bug has been taken off the market.
It seems odd that the FDA didn’t release the brand name of this bagged salad. What if folks have some of this product at home? With the many different brands that bag ready-made salad today, it would only work towards making consumers feel safer by knowing the brand name that the product was sold under.
It takes about a week to experience the first symptoms of the stomach bug from the time you eat food tainted with cyclosporiasis. This stomach bug usually causes watery diarrhea, with frequent and sometimes explosive episodes.
Other common symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps, bloating, increased gas, nausea and fatigue. Vomiting, body aches, headache, fever and other flu-like symptoms are also symptoms people have experienced with this bug.
This stomach bug may last from a few days to a month or longer if not treated. Some folks find that the symptoms seem to go away and then return one or more times. Then there are others who are infected with Cyclospora who don’t have any symptoms at all.