July 15, 2020

Salmonella Outbreak Associated With Sun View Produce in Chicago

A Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least four people is associated with Sun View Produce grocery store in Chicago, Illinois. The outbreak started in early July 2019. The patients got sick after eating pork tamales or carnitas that were served from the deli section at that store. Sun View Produce is located at 6110 West 63rd Street in Chicago.

Salmonella Outbreak Associated With Sun View Produce in Chicago

If you ate food purchased from the deli section at that store since July 1, 2019, you may have been exposed to Salmonella bacteria. Symptoms of this illness include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea that may be bloody, and symptoms of dehydration. If you have been ill with these symptoms, see your doctor.

If you have pork tamales, carnitas, or other hot foods that were purchased from this deli since July 1, 2o19 stored in your freezer, do not eat them. Throw them away in a sealed container in a secure garbage can, or take them back to the store for a refund.

As of August 5, 2019, these food items are no longer available at this store. There is no evidence that any food made after that date is contaminated.

Lawyer Fred Pritzker

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Food safety attorney Fred Pritzker, who has represented clients sickened with Salmonella infections, said, “No one should get sick because they purchased food from a grocery store deli. The culprit could be an ingredient in the food or contamination in the environment.”

The Chicago Department of Public Health has performed an environmental assessment of the grocery and provided guidance on safe food handling practices and environmental cleaning to prevent more illnesses. An alert has been issued to physicians in the area. Salmonellosis is a reportable illness.

This illness typically lasts for four days, up to a week. Most people don’t go to the doctor when they contract this infection, so officials use a multiplier of 30.3 to determine the actual number of people sickened in an outbreak. That means there could be more people who are sick.

Officials are closely monitoring this situation. If you ate hot foods from the deli at that store between July 1 and August 5, 2019 and have been ill, contact the Chicago Department of Public Health at 1-312-746-7425.



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