Update: Outbreak investigation of Cyclospora linked to imported fresh basil
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, have been investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora illnesses linked to fresh basil exported by Siga Logistics de RL de CV located in Morelos, Mexico.
FDA’s traceback investigation confirmed that the fresh basil available at points of sale where some consumers became ill was exported to the United States by Siga Logistics de RL de CV located in Morelos, Mexico. FDA continues its investigational activities.
Siga Logistics de RL de CV recalled potentially affected basil on July 24, 2019. The firm has been cooperative with the investigation, ceasing production and distribution of the product.
According to the CDC, this outbreak appears to be over.