The agencies said seven people have been hospitalized for the illness.
According to the CDC, 212 cases of cyclosporiasis - an intestinal infection caused by the cyclospora parasite - were reported as of July 5. The most recent victim became sick on June 13. The parasite can take days or weeks to pass through humans, so consumers may only recently be experiencing the illness. The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration have not provided data on the number of outbreaks associated with the 28-ounce products.
At least 212 people in four Midwest states have been sickened as of Monday by a parasite found in plastic vegetable trays sold under the Del Monte brand.
This week's CDC update showed slightly stronger wording. As many as 54 cases have been reported in Minnesota.
The reports of infection seem to primarily be from the upper Midwestern region, including Minnesota, Iowa, and MI.
Del Monte has recalled 6 oz., 12 oz., and 28 oz. vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots and dill dip with a "Best If Enjoyed By" date of June 17, 2018.
FDA has not identified which of the ingredients is the vehicle for this outbreak; each component of these vegetable trays is under consideration. "FDA is now reviewing distribution and supplier information related to the vegetable trays; the investigation is ongoing", according to the FDA's update this week.
Cyclospora can cause an intestinal illness called when it contaminates food or water and is then ingested.
Most people infected with Cyclospora develop diarrhea, with frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements. Vomiting, body aches, headache, fever, and other flu-like symptoms may also occur.
A previous major cyclosporiasis outbreak was reported in 2015, when 546 individuals were infected across 31 states.