On Friday the CDC announced a total of 400 cases of Cyclospora infection have been reported from 16 states and 1 city. The number of cases identified in each area is as follows: Iowa (146), Texas (113), Nebraska (81), Florida (25), Wisconsin (9), New York City (5), Georgia (4), Illinois (4), Arkansas (2), Kansas (2), Louisiana (2), Missouri (2), Connecticut (1), Minnesota (1), New Jersey (1), New York (1), and Ohio (1). Later on Friday, Texas updated its total to 140 and Nebraska to 84, pushing the total in the multistate outbreak to 430.
Also on Friday the FDA and Iowa and Nebraska that the source of the Cyclospora outbreak was a bagged salad mix that came from Taylor Farms de Mexico, S de RL de CV that processes foodservice salad. The FDA said its trace-back investigation found that the salad mix that Iowa and Nebraska officials linked to the outbreak was supplied to restaurants in those states by this common supplier. The restaurants linked to the clusters include Olive Garden and Red Lobster outlets, both of which chains are owned by Darden Restaurant.
Thus far the FDA investigation has not implicated consumer packages sold in grocery stores.