December 4, 2016

18 Secret Food Poisoning Outbreaks of 2013

Did you hear about the six-state tilapia outbreak that sickened 33 people in 2013? Me either.

A new CDC report about 2013 food poisoning outbreaks reveals 18 multistate outbreaks that were never made public. Five of them had fatalities.

Contact a Food Poisoning LawyerOf the 818 food posioning outbreaks that year, 26 included multiple states but only seven of those were made public in 2013. (Another outbreak on the list was announced in 2014.)

The CDC defines an outbreak as two or more illnesses caused by the same source. The 18 never-before-announced outbreaks sickened 420, people, 85 hospitalizations and five fatalities.

The food sources included: cucumbers, pistachios, tomatoes, lettuce, leafy greens, salmon, oysters, clams, papaya, sugarcane, cheese, pork, infused rice products and tilapia. They were contaminated with Salmonella, E.coli, Vibrio, Listeria and Niacin.

Here is a list of 2013 multistate outbreaks that weren’t made public until now:

  • Jan. -Salmonella, pistachios, 8 ill, 1 hospitalized, 6 states
  • March-Salmonella, tomatoes, 131 ill, 23 hospitalized, 23 states
  • April- E.coli o26, lettuce, 26 ill, 5 hospitalized, 13 states
  • April- E.coli O157:H7, leafy greens, 14 ill, 9 hospitalized, 1 death, 9 states
  • April- Salmonella, ground beef, 39 ill, 9 hospitalized, 8 states
  • May- E.coli o157:H7,  salmon, 7 ill, 3 states
  • May- Vibrio, oysters, 4 ill, 3 states
  • June- Salmonella, papaya, 13 ill, six hospitalized, 1 death, 4 states
  • June-Salmonella, sugarcane, 7 ill, 1 hospitalized, 3 states
  • June- Vibrio, oysters/clams, 15 ill, 6 states
  • June-Vibrio, oysters, 1o ill, 3 states
  • July-Listeria, unknown food, 5 ill, 5 hospitalized, 1 death, 3 states
  • July-Vibrio,  oysters/clams, 20 ill, 3 hospitalized, 5 states
  • Aug.-Listeria, cheese, 8 ill, 7 hospitalized, 1 death, 2 states
  • Aug.- Salmonella, pork, 14 ill,  2 hospitalized, 5 states
  • Sept.-Listeria, cheese, 9 ill, 8 hospitalized, 1 death, 6 states
  • Oct.-Niacin, infused rice products, 57 ill, 3 states
  • Nov.-Salmonella, tilapia, 33 ill, 6 hospitalized, 6 states.

 

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