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McDonald’s Salad Lawsuit

The FDA, CDC, along with state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of a rare outbreak of intestinal illnesses caused by the bacterium Cyclospora cayetanensis to salads sold at McDonald’s restaurants.

Image of a McDonald's potentially linked to food poisoning outbreak

Image of a McDonald’s restaurant potentially linked to food poisoning outbreak from salads.

Updated 7/14/2018 – When this food poisoning outbreak at McDonald’s initially started, it was centered around the Illinois Health Department that confirmed at least 90 cases of cyclospora food poisoning (cyclosporiasis) from McDonald’s salads.

Since that time, The FDA, CDC, along with state and local officials have increased their investigation into a “multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses”.

  • The CDC report that 61 people in 7 states have become ill.
  • The FDA is working with McDonald’s to identify the ingredients in the salads that may be causing the illnesses.
  • McDonald’s has decided to stop selling salads at restaurants in IL, IA, IN, WI, MI, OH, MN, NE, SD, MT, ND, KY, WV, and MO.

Free Confidential McDonald’s Food Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed symptoms of food poisoning after eating at McDonald’s, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

Cyclospora Symptoms

Food PoisoningSigns and symptoms of cyclosporiasis may take up to a week to manifest — making proper identification and diagnosis of the illness problematic — and include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite and weight
  • Cramping
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever

“The initial investigation indicates a link to consumption of McDonald’s salads produced for McDonald’s restaurants,” the Illinois Health Department wrote in a press release. “Approximately one-fourth of Illinois cases reported eating salads from McDonald’s in the days before they became ill.”

In a written statement to BuzzFeed News, McDonald’s said the company “… has been in contact with public health authorities from Iowa and Illinois about an increase in Cyclospora infections in those states. Out of an abundance of caution, we decided to voluntarily stop selling salads at impacted restaurants until we can switch to another lettuce blend supplier.”

McDonald’s went on to say it was in the process of removing all remaining salad blends from its 3000+ restaurant inventory in the Midwestern U.S. Health authorities are cautioning anyone who ate a salad from McDonald’s since mid-May and experienced diarrhea and/or fatigue to call their doctor right away.

Do I Have a McDonald’s Salad Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in McDonald’s salad lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cyclospora food poisoning cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got sick after eating a McDonald’s salad, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

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