Outbreak of intestinal illness linked to tainted salad mix at Olive Garden, Red Lobster

The Food and Drug Administration has warned that tainted lettuce from a facility in Mexico has caused an outbreak of intestinal illnesses in 16 states. The agency says that more than 400 cases of cyclospora a a salad mix have been linked to a salad mix sold to Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants.

The salad mix, containing iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, red cabbage and carrots, was produced by Taylor Farms de Mexico, a subsidiary of Taylor Farms of Salinas, California. The FDA will be conducting an environmental assessment of the firm’s processing facility in Mexico to try to learn the cause of the outbreak, which began in Iowa and Nebraska.

Read more about the Olive Garden and Red Lobster cyclospora outbreak…

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