FDA Links Stomach Bug In 2 States To Mexican Farm, Source Of Texas Cases Still Undetermined

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says an outbreak of stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska is linked to salad mix served at local Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants and supplied by a Mexican farm. However, the cause of the infection in North Texas is still undetermined.

The outbreak of cyclospora infections has sickened more than 400 people in 16 states in all. In North Texas, more than 140 people have been sickened by the outbreak. The FDA says it is still working to determine whether the salad mix is the source of illnesses in the other 14 states.

“It is not yet clear whether the cases reported from other states are all part of the same outbreak,” the agency said in a statement. “The investigation of increased cases of cyclosporiasis in other states continues.”

Both Olive Garden and Red Lobster are owned by Orlando-based Darden Restaurants…

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