What are Foodborne Parasites?

From protozoa to helminths and tapeworms, many parasites can be transmitted via food. Foods regularly implicated in the transmission of these worms include Poorly cooked mollusks, fish and crabs, Feces-contaminated vegetables, Poorly cooked meat, or Aquatic plants like watercress. 

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Diagnosis: Parasite

This is the second time that I have had food poisoning from eating organic Driscolls molded strawberries and organic Driscolls raspberries that had worms, parasites and mold on them! I was violently sick the first time back in June from eating molded strawberries and I am now … See More
presently extremely violently sick after eating Driscolls organic raspberries on Oct 23 that had worms, parasites, other insects and ipossibly bug feces and mold. It’s now going on my third week of being very sick and I have gone to my gastroenterologist again who put me on a strong antibiotic called Bactrim. I have severe projectile vomiting, stomach upset/nausea, fever, diarrhea, fatigue, stress, depression, bad muscle aches and cramps, bloody stools and difficulty breathing. I am so stressed out and have had to have a caretaker care for me. I am so fatigued and afraid to even eat. I am dehydrated and am drinking special drinks with electrolytes as my Dr suggested. I lost weight. I am a disabled 66yr old female and my immune system is not the best as I had a serious condition and had surgery a few yrs ago so my body has been very susceptible to illness. I contacted the Dept of Agriculture in Tallahassee Fl. to report this incident after a week.
I also contacted Driscolls directly by phone and by email and the Publix mgr where I bought both the strawberries and the raspberries. Yet they still sell them with mold and worms/larvae and who knows what else! I am truly suffering. I don’t know what to do. I am scared. I had an endoscopy done the after the first illness . They did not find anything in my esophagus but now he wants me to have a colonoscopy. This raspberry bout of food poisoning is very recent and I saved the rest of the batch and froze them for the health dept to inspect them. I also sent pictures and the batch numbers and lot numbers to driscolls and to the Dept of agriculture. I just recently heard from Driscolls but nothing back from the Dept of agriculture yet! I want this handled! Before there’s a food poisoning outbreak of something deadly. I told the Publix produce mgr and he got very upset with me because I was taking pictures of all the many contaminated containers of the organic Driscolls strawberries and raspberries. I then asked him how he can possibly sell these molded fruits at $7 a container and he opened a few of them and took out the worst ones and threw the container back out on the shelf! I went straight to the store mgr and she said she would take care of it. I have no idea what she did after that but I had left and sure enough when I was able to get out of bed and food shop again the fruit was back out on the shelves in the SAME conditions. This needs to be addressed and an FDA investigation done! What is it going to take for someone to handle this? I expect compensation for my Drs and my work loss and for pain and suffering!!! My daughter 27 also got sick but she has a much better immune system and recouped in a week or so. I want answers! I want to be healthy again. I am afraid to have any more surgery. Like the colonoscopy my gastroenterologist wants me to have. If you need any more info please contact me. Thank you.

We have been to a gastroenterologist and we have been violently sick for over three weeks now!!
My Dr wants me to have a colonoscopy as I already had an endoscopy done.

Our symptoms:
OF Major food poisoning:

I am done with DRISCOLLS!!

I WANT someone to do a full inspection of how they grow, pick, process, store and sell their fruit!

Because this is unacceptable
I am 66. Disabled and this is the second episode of food poisoning due to eating the hidden contaminated fruit in their containers. In Publix and sprouts  | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Fever, Cramps, Fatigue, Gas, Dehydration
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#publix #delraybeach #florida #us #parasite #fruit #raspberry

On the 3rd day I arrived at the Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort (March 16) I started having stomachaches. I said to myself, it's all right, it will pass. A few hours later, it got worse, I vomited a good ten times, I had diarrhea, which is … See More
still the case now. My pulse was very low, I was really dehydrated, headache, cramps in my lower abdomen, severe nausea. I told myself that I would go see the doctor, already just leaving the consultation it's super expensive frankly... I was sent to the hospital from the ambulance. They took a blood test, hydrated me a little, and also gave me medication through the blood. I had parasites in my belly. 3200$ CAN for hospital and medication. An unreasonable price in my opinion for so little... How did I get the parasites? Surely in the hotel food, because I did not eat anywhere else, nor did I drink tap water. I cleaned my hands often with hand sanitizer. I can't tell what food I got the parasites from, but it sure came from hotel food. Not very safe food for tourists at this place...  | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Cramps, Dehydration, Headache, Stomach Pain
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#puntacana #laaltagracia #do #parasite


Burger King, Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT, USA

1 year ago reported by user-dqybw456

I had purchased a whopper and fries at this location on Jan 12 2023 and immediately after I had diarrhea really bad and recently had my stools tested! It was a parasite from feces! It either was in the burger or the lettuce or someone handling food … See More
that had it and didn't wash their hands! This has been a nightmare.  | Symptoms: Diarrhea
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#burgerking #shelton #connecticut #us #parasite #burger #fries #lettuce #whopper

There for 10 days on Honeymoon; day 7 hubby starts diarrhea, lethargic, out of breath. Day 9 my cold symptoms began. Day 10 travel back with my severe nausea, headache, fatigue; evening turned into violent vomiting and diarrhea, migraine, body aches, chills, sweats, fever, cough, sore throat, … See More
shortness of breath, etc. Went to Urgent Care, ended up in ER, and been to doctor 4 times all in one week to try and get severe vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, migraine, headache, nausea under control. Still bloated, severe abdominal and back pain, bladder infection, upper respiratory infection, migraine, no appetite, short of breath, fatigue, awful cough, positive for Strep, etc. Doctor now believes parasite from ice in drinks, water, fruit, and so on.  | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Fever, Headache, Chills, Fatigue, Stomach Pain, Body Ache, Migraine, Cough, Sore Throat, Shortness of Breath, Bloating, Loss of Appetite
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#cancun #quintanaroo #mx #parasite #fruit #honey

2 weeks now still going, pre made Thai peanut chicken wraps I am deathly sick. I’ve been unable to get out of bed and I began being treated for parasites, I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel but I’ve missed a ton … See More
of work. It’s affected my brain, I have joint/muscle pain all over my body, memory issues, plus everything else I already documented. It’s going to take a VERY long time to begin feeling normal again.  | Symptoms: Muscle Pain, Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting
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#sproutsfarmersmarket #nuts #lasvegas #nevada #us #parasite #chicken #thai #wrap

Ate the Caesar salad. Ended up with severe diarrhea and vomiting the next two days, had to go to the hospital to get a stool sample test, blood test, and IV fluids. Stool sample came back positive for a food related parasite.  | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting

#blood #universalcity #california #us #parasite #pita #salad #caesarsalad


Taco Palenque South, South 10th Street, McAllen, TX, USA

1 year ago reported by user-xjwnh778

Thursday night November 3rd 2022, Good service until I left with some kind of parasite , At least that’s what it feels like. I have a pain in my lower abdomen and burping what smells like egg. I don’t wish this upon anyone. Diarrhea for 3 days and nausea.  | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Burping, Stomach Pain

#tacopalenque #mcallen #texas #us #parasite #egg


Target, East Southport Road, Indianapolis, IN, USA

1 year ago reported by user-hbnmb775

I ordered an apple crisp oat milk iced latte on September 30th. It was a special treat for myself because it was my birthday. Stomach pains began within an hour after drinking it, I have had extreme diarrhea everyday since September 30th. I lost over 15 lb … See More
and cannot stay hydrated. I have diagnosis of bacteria and parasites in my stomach. I have came to the final conclusion that the oat milk used in my drink was tainted with bacteria and parasites. I have never been so sick in my life as what I am now... All over a drink. Upon further investigation, I have learned that oatley oat milk has been recalled for bacteria and parasites. they had in the past used oatley, I'm not certain if that's what was used to make my drink or not because I didn't watch the girl make my drink. All I know is I am deathly ill. I basically been trapped in my house for over a month because my diarrhea is so bad that I cannot leave the house. When and where do I sign up for a class action lawsuit??  | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Stomach Pain
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#target #indianapolis #indiana #us #parasite #milk #specialk

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