McDonald’s has been making headlines for the last couple of months after many people became ill from its salads.
One woman is suing the company’s salad supplier, Fresh Express, after becoming so ill that she was “forced to wear Depends diapers.”
Kellie McCall is one of many people across many states who became ill after eating a salad from an Iowa McDonald’s in June. She is suing Fresh Express and says that she was infected with cyclosporiasis.
The parasitic illness has now been linked to over 400 people in 15 states.
Fresh Express still says it does know what caused the outbreak. “As of now, there is no clear understanding about the contamination pathway or a definitive source of the Cyclospora outbreaks,” said the company.
“Kellie became ill with diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever, and severe gas,” the complaint states. “Her symptoms became so severe that she was forced to wear Depends diapers.”
The complaint also says that McCall had needed emergency medical attention and continues to suffer from stomach cramps and fatigue.
The presence of cyclospora had been revealed at the hospital when she was tested. B
Last month McDonald’s removed salads from the 3,000 restaurants that may have been impacted by the outbreak and had replaced them with produce from a different supplier.
The Department of Agriculture has expanded the recall beyond McDonald’s salads. Packaged wraps and salads that use lettuce from Fresh Express have been sold at Walgreens, Trader Joe’s, and Kroger.
Disclaimer: We have no position in McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) and have not been compensated for this article.