Stomach Bug Cyclospora Traced to Salad From Taylor Farms in Mexico, FDA Says

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 2, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that the outbreak of cyclospora, a stomach bug that has sickened hundreds across the U.S., has been traced to salad supplied from a Mexican farm.

The Associated Press broke the story on Friday afternoon.

NBC News reported that the farm is Taylor Farms of Mexico. 

“The FDA traceback investigation found that illness clusters at four restaurants were traced to a common supplier, Taylor Farms de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.,” the FDA said in a statement obtained by the broadcaster.

Around 400 people have been sickened with the illness.

One victim, Donna Heller, told ABC News that she could barely eat due to the illness.

“I had to wait three weeks to find out what was wrong,” she said. “It was very frustrating. I found myself in tears a lot of the time.”

Story is developing; check back for updates.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.