Dangerous Reasons: Why McDonald’s stopped selling salads?

What if a healthy choice turned out to be dangerous? You may opt for a chicken salad when your family goes out to eat in a fast food restaurant. We try to choose a healthy option everywhere we go.

McDonald’s has now stopped selling salads at 3,000 stores in 14 states. Whats the reason? 61 people reported being ill after eating a salad at McDonald’s.  The affected states include Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.


The reason has not been confirmed yet. It might due to a pathogen present in the fresh produce. The FDA is currently investigating for the presence of a parasite called cyclospora.

McDonald’s has commented that it will be switching to another supplier for salad blends. Symptoms of cyclosporiasis include explosive diarrhoea, stomach cramps, nausea, and vomiting. If you have these signs, its recommended to see a doctor immediately.

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