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Contaminated Salad Sends 21 To Hospital
Written By: Candice Cole
Pre-packaged salad mix is being blamed for making hundreds of Americans sick in more than a dozen states including New York.
So far, 21 people have been hospitalized, according to the CDC. Nearly 400 people in 15 states have reported food poisoning symptoms caused by the microscopic parasite cyclospora. Health officials in Nebraska and Iowa have traced the source to bags of iceberg and romaine lettuce, as well as carrots and red cabbage. The brand name of the salad mix has not yet been released. Cyclospora is usually found on produce that may have come in contact with fecal matter. The CDC and FDA are working pin-point the cause.