Salad mix production halted after stomach bug

August 12, 2013

(AP)—A California company has voluntarily suspended production of salad mix at a Mexico processing facility that has been linked to an outbreak of stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska.

Salinas, Calif.-based Taylor Farms announced Monday that Taylor Farms de Mexico has stopped production of salad mix and at its facility. Production has been shifted to crops and processing facilities in the United States.

Company officials say the move allows the Mexican branch to assist in their investigation into the cyclosporiasis outbreak.

The Food and Drug Administration says cases of the illness in Nebraska and Iowa have been linked to local Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants that are supplied by Taylor Farms de Mexico. The company says it continues to be confident in its Mexico operation.

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