Food Safety Magazine

News | January 3, 2014

Multistate Salmonellosis Outbreak Linked to Raw Cashew Cheese

By Heidi Parsons

Multistate Salmonellosis Outbreak Linked to Raw Cashew Cheese


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced it is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections linked to raw cashew cheese produced by The Cultured Kitchen of West Sacramento, CA. To date, these infections have been reported in 14 people from three states; three of those people have been hospitalized.

The CDC's initial report said that collaborative investigative efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory agencies indicate that raw cashew cheese produced by The Cultured Kitchen is the likely source of this outbreak, and noted that on Dec. 31, 2013, the company voluntarily recalled all six varieties of the product. Cashew cheese is a non-dairy product made from raw cashews and other ingredients.

For more information, visit the 2014 Outbreaks page on the CDC website.