February 24, 2024

Fareway Chicken Salad Salmonella Outbreak: Number 3 of 2018

The Fareway Chicken Salad Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak was the number three outbreak for 2018, with 265 sick in 8 states. One person, who lived in Iowa, died.

Fareway Chicken Salad Salmonella Outbreak

The patient case count by state was:  Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Iowa (240), Minnesota (4), Mississippi (1), Nebraska (5), South Dakota (3), and Wisconsin (1). Illness started on dates ranging from January 8, 2018, to March 20, 2018. The patient age range is from less than 1 year to 89 years. Ninety-four people were hospitalized because they were so sick.

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You can contact food safety attorney Fred Pritzker for help by calling 1-888-377-8900 or 612-338-0202 if you have been diagnosed with a Salmonella infection after eating Fareway chicken salad.

Epidemiologic, traceback, and laboratory evidence found that chicken salad that was produced by Triple T Specialty Meats, and sold at Fareway grocery stores in the midwest was the likely source of this outbreak. PulseNet was used to find more patients who were sickened by the outbreak strain of bacteria.

Of 222 people interviewed, 194, or 87%, said they ate chicken salad purchased from Fareway grocery stores the week before they got sick. Fareway stopped selling chicken salad in all of its stores after the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals issued a consumer advisory. Triple T Specialty Meats recalled all chicken salad that they produced from January 2, 2018 to February 7, 2018. The salad was sold in various weights from the deli at Fareway stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota from January 4, 2018 to February 9, 2018.

People were told to discard any chicken salad they bought from Fareway grocery stores at the time. Even if some of the salad was eaten and no one got sick, it should still be discarded. Officials were worried that some of the salad was frozen in consumer’s freezers. And consumers were advised to clean their countertops and refrigerators with a bleach solution to kill any remaining bacteria.

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