Salad Scare could be an Opening
Steve’s breakdown: Health officials in Illinois and Iowa are investigating an increase in people becoming sick from a parasite that causes intestinal illness. McDonald’s says they will stop selling salads at affected restaurants but will resume sales once they choose anther supplier.
That could take some time so the windows might be open long enough to make your salad pitch.
Both departments say there appears to be a link to consumption of McDonald’s salads. The IDPH says approximately one-fourth of Illinois cases reported eating salads from McDonald’s in the days before they became ill. The departments say McDonald’s is also investigating and has been fully cooperating with state health officials, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration.
The Illinois cases date back to mid-May and the Iowa ones to late June.
People can become infected by consuming food or water contaminated with the microscopic parasite.
The most common symptom is watery diarrhea. Other symptoms could include appetite and weight loss, intestinal pain, nausea and fatigue.