CDC Reports Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Infections

Atlanta, GA—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson, Inc., which is linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections.

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 infections linked to ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson, Inc.

There have been 57 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella reported from 16 states. Fourteen people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.  Illnesses started on dates ranging from August 5, 2018, to September 6, 2018.

On October 4, 2018, JBS Tolleson, Inc., of Tolleson, Arizona, recalled approximately 6.5 million pounds of beef products, including ground beef, which may be contaminated with Salmonella.

CDC Advice to Consumers

  • Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell recalled beef products and should check food storage and freezers for them.
  • Consumers who have ground beef in their homes labeled with the establishment number “EST. 267” should contact the store where it was purchased to find out if it was recalled.
  • Do not eat recalled ground beef. Return it to the store or throw it away.
  • Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from eating recalled ground beef.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12-72 hours after eating contaminated food. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.

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