Dole Issues Limited Recall of Potentially Infected Fresh Blueberries
Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic parasite “Cyclospora cayetanensis.”
Today, Dole Diversified North America Inc. issued a recall of blueberries which may have potentially been infected with this parasite, which generally affects herbs like basil and cilantro, and small berries like raspberries and blueberries.
The FDA announced that Dole was voluntarily conducting this recall, which affects blueberries distributed in New York, Illinois, Maine, Wisconsin and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
Symptoms of Cyclosporiasis include diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and body aches. It is treated with anti-biotics.
The recall affects only the blueberries produced in the packages references in the graph below.
Editors note: Fresh berries are notoriously infested with bugs, and ones posek should be consulted on how, and whether, to go about consuming them.