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News | July 22, 2020

No Known Source for Multistate Salmonella Outbreak

By Staff

No Known Source for Multistate Salmonella Outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and several health state officials are currently investigating what appears to be a multistate Salmonella outbreak. 

So far, 125 individuals in 15 states spanning across the U.S. are confirmed to have been infected with Salmonella Newport. Illnesses started on dates ranging from June 19, 2020 to July 7, 2020.

According to CDC’s historical list of foodborne investigations, past outbreaks of Salmonella Newport have been linked to:

  • Frozen raw tuna (2019; 15 illnesses in 8 states)
  • Ground beef (2018-2019; 403 illnesses in 30 states)
  • Frozen shredded coconut (2017; 27 illnesses in 9 states)
  • Maradol papayas (2017; 4 illnesses in 4 states)
  • Cucumbers (2014; 275 illnesses in 29 states)
  • Organic sprouted chia powder (2014; 31 illnesses in 16 states)
  • Cantaloupe (2012; 261 illnesses in 24 states; 3 deaths)
  • Alfalfa sprouts (2010; 44 illnesses in 11 states)

No known food item, grocery store, or restaurant chain has been identified as the source of infection. CDC and FDA are not advising that consumers avoid eating any specific foods, or that retailers stop selling any specific foods.

 

 

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