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Daily Sound Bite: Company Behind Cyclospora Outbreak Kept Shielded

Due to an Iowa law that allows officials to withold the name of people and businesses impacted by an outbreak, the name of the company responsible for the cyclospora parasite outbreak that sickened possibly hundreds of consumers across 15 states has yet to be released to the public.

Due to an Iowa law that allows officials to withold the name of people and businesses impacted by an outbreak, the name of the company responsible for the cyclospora parasite outbreak that sickened possibly hundreds of consumers across 15 states has yet to be released to the public. Public health advocates are seeking answers. Sandra Eskin, director of the Pew Charitable Trusts' food safety project, said,

"It's not clear what the policy is, and at the very least they owe it to us to explain why they come down this way. I think many people wonder if this is all because of possible litigation."

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