July 16, 2024

Ninety-Four Sick in Iowa in Fareway Chicken Salad Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak

The Iowa Department of Public Health just published information about case counts in the Fareway chicken salad Salmonella outbreak. As of noon Friday, February 16, 2016, there are 28 confirmed cases and 66 probable cases os Salmonella Typhimurium in Iowa. According to some news reports, one person in Martin county in Minnesota is also sick.

Fareway Chicken Salad Salmonella Outbreak

The confirmed case definition is “Persons with Salmonella Typhimurium (confirmed or visual match to Pattern JPXX01.0275) with illness onset since January 1, 2018 reporting consumption of chicken salad from Fareway (any store) in the 7 days prior to illness onset.”

The probable case definition is: “Persons that are epi linked to a confirmed case (all confirmed cases are laboratory confirmed) OR Persons who test positive by CIDT or culture (with serotype and PFGE pending) with illness onset since January 1, 2018 reporting consumption of chicken salad from Fareway (any store) in the 7 days prior to illness onset.”

So illness onset dates started on January 1, 2018. People sickened on that date ate the Fareway chicken salad in the week before they got sick.  Case counts will be updated every Tuesday and Friday at 1:00 pm until further notice.

This chicken salad was produced between December 15, 2017 and February 13, 2018. It was sold at all Fareway grocery stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The product is sold in plastic deli containers with a Fareway store deli label.

If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a double bagged or otherwise sealed container, or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund. Wash your hands well with soap and water after handling this product.

The symptoms of a Salmonella food poisoning illness include nausea, diarrhea that may be bloody, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and fever. Most people feel sick within 12 to 72 hours after eating food contaminated with this bacteria. If you have eaten this salad and have been experiencing these symptoms, see your doctor. A Salmonella infection can have long term health consequences, including reactive arthritis, endocarditis, and high blood pressure.

The esteemed law firm of Pritzker Hageman helps people sickened by contaminated food such as Fareway chicken salad protect their legal rights, and get compensation and justice. Our experienced lawyers represent patients and the families of children sickened with bacterial infections in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against retailers, food producers, food processors, restaurants, schools, and others. Attorney Fred Pritzker recently won $7.5 million for young client whose kidneys failed because of hemolytic uremic syndrome after an E. coli infection. Class action lawsuits may not be appropriate for outbreak victims because the cases are so unique.


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