USA – Multi-state Salmonella outbreak of unknown origin now up to 60 patients

Food Safety News

Traceback efforts continue in a Salmonella Miami outbreak, but few details are available. Federal investigators report that the patient count has increased to 60. The source has not yet been determined.

In its original outbreak notification on Jan. 13 the Food and Drug Administration’s weekly CORE investigation table listed 48 patients. The FDA has not revealed what states are involved in the outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have not released information about the outbreak.

The CORE investigation table indicates that traceback is underway, but it does not provide any other information about what food or foods are part of that effort. The table refers the public to general information pages on Salmonella and the FDA investigation process.

When the outbreak was added to the weekly CORE update an FDA spokesperson told Food Safety News the agency just doesn’t have enough information on the traceback efforts yet.

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