USA- Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Chicken Salad

CDC kswfoodworld Salmonella

What’s New?

  • Another 105 ill people from 6 states were added to this investigation since the last update on February 22, 2018. The newly reported ill people likely bought contaminated chicken salad before it was recalled. Public health agencies receive reports on Salmonella illnesses two to four weeks after illness starts.
  • The most recent illness began on February 18, 2018.
  • Two more states have reported ill people: Indiana (1) and South Dakota (2).

Highlights

  • Read the Recall and Advice to Consumers, Retailers, and Restaurants>>(https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-02-18/advice.html)
  • CDC recommends people do not eat recalled chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.
    • On February 21, 2018, Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc. recalled all chicken salad produced from January 2, 2018 to February 7, 2018.
    • The recalled chicken salad was sold in containers of various weights from the deli at Fareway grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota from January 4, 2018, to February 9, 2018.
    • Even if some of the chicken salad was eaten or served and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away, including any chicken salad in your freezer. Put it in a sealed bag in the trash so that children, pets or other animals can’t eat it.
    • Wash and sanitize countertops as well as drawers or shelves in refrigerators(https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/communication/clean-refrigerator-steps.html) or freezers where recalled chicken salad was stored.
    • If you don’t remember the date when you purchased chicken salad from Fareway, don’t eat it. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.
  • CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections.
  • Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence(https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/outbreaks/investigating-outbreaks/index.html) indicates that chicken salad produced by Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc. and sold at Fareway grocery stores is the likely source of this multistate outbreak.
  • 170 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 7 states.
    • 62 hospitalizations and no deaths have been reported.
  • This investigation is ongoing. CDC will provide updates when more information is available.

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