McDonald’s Salad Stop-Sell Statement [US]

US FlagUS/Chicago: McDonald's LogoMcDonald’s Corporation, a Chicago, Illinois establishment, issues a Stop-Sell statement for certain Prepared Salads due to potential Cyclospora contamination in 14 US states and consequential risk of parasitic infection and illness, all serious health hazards.


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McDonald’s Corporation (“McDonald’s”) has issued a Stop-Sell notice for certain Prepared Salads at approximately 3,000 McDonald’s-branded restaurants in IL, IA, IN, KY, MI, MO, MN, MT, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI and WV.

This Stop-Sell order is in effect until another Lettuce blend supplier can be found and was issued after a significant increase in the number of Cyclosporiasis infections were found clustered in Illinois and Iowa.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”), it has received confirmation of approximately 90 cases of Cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite. Cases have been reported in counties across Illinois with people becoming ill starting in mid-May. The initial investigation indicates a link to consumption of McDonald’s Salads produced for McDonald’s restaurants. As of July 12, 2018 approximately one-quarter of Illinois cases reported eating Salads from McDonald’s in the days before they became ill.

==> You can read more information about the Cyclosporiasis outbreak in Illinois on the IDPH Web site found here:

The Iowa Department of Public Health (“IDPH”) is also investigating an increase in Cyclospora infections that appear to be connected to consumption of McDonald’s Salads. “This week IDPH has identified 15 Iowans who ate McDonald’s Salads in late June to early July prior to getting ill,” said Dr. Patricia Quinlisk of the IDPH.

==> You can read more information about the Cyclosporiasis outbreak in Illinois on the IDPH Web site found here:

Due to this outbreak, McDonald’s had removed Salads from the menus from its corporate and franchise restaurants and drive-thrus in the following states:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • South Dakota
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Salads, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Salad to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

You can see our earlier coverage of this Cyclosporiasis outbreak here:

You can get more information about Cyclosporiasis, the infection caused by the Cyclospora cayetanensis parasite infestation, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) Wed site here:

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Salads, please search for “Salads” or more generically, “vegetables” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by McDonald’s Corporation, please search for “McDonald’s” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


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