December 18, 2018

Salmonella Newport Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef Grows to 333 Sick

The Salmonella Newport outbreak that is linked to ground beef from JBS Tolleson has grown to include 333 people sick in 28 states. Ninety-one people have been hospitalized. That's an addition of 87 more patients since the last notice was published in November 2018. Those additional 87 ill people live in 16 states. New states added to the outbreak count are Michigan, Mississippi, and West Virginia. Illness onset dates range from August 5, 2018 to November 9, 2018. The patient age range is from less than one year to 99. The hospitalization rate in this outbreak, which is 33%, is higher than the typical hospitalization rate for a Salmonella outbreak, which is 20%. The states with the most ill persons are Arizona, with 50, California, with 107, and Colorado, with 58. Of the 227 … [Read more...]

California Hard Hit by JBS Tolleson Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak

California has been hard hit by the ground beef Salmonella outbreak linked to a 12-million-pound recall. About one-quarter of all illnesses reported in this outbreak, 66 of the 246 total, have occurred in California. It's also the state with most grocery stores affected by the massive recall. “More than 100 stores in California sold the recalled beef,” said Ryan Osterholm, a Salmonella lawyer with the national food safety law firm Pritzker Hageman. "No other state has even half that number." The outbreak, which was announced on October 4, 2018, includes 246 people in 25 states, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fifty-nine people got so sick they need to be hospitalized. Other states reporting illnesses linked to this … [Read more...]

JBS Tolleson Ground Beef Recall Associated With Salmonella Outbreak Expands

JBS Tolleson ground beef is associated with a Salmonella Newport outbreak that has sickened at least 246 people in 25 states. The recall issued in association with that outbreak that was originally announced on October 4, 2018 has now doubled. An additional 5,156,076 pounds of raw beef products is recalled, for a total of 12,093,271 pounds. The raw, non-intact beef items were packaged on various dates ranging from July 26, 2018 to September 7, 2018. All of the recalled products have the establishment number "EST. 267" inside the USDA mark of inspection or somewhere else on the label. They were shipped to retail locations and institutions nationwide. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with product code, use by date, and distribution level, at the USDA web site. The … [Read more...]

Swift Beef Recalls Ground Beef Products for Possible E. coli O157:H7

Swift Beef Company of Hyrum, Utah is recalling about 99,260 pounds of raw non-intact ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this issue. The products were made on October 24, 2018. The recalled products are 2,000 pounds of bulk pallets of Swift Ground Beef 81/19 (81% lean) Fine Grind Combo with product code 42982; 8-10 pound plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 81/19 (81% lean) Coarse Grind with the product code 42410; 8-10 pound plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 93/07 (93% lean) Coarse Grind with product code 42413; 8-10 pound plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 85/15 (85% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42415; and 8-10 … [Read more...]

Majestic Meat Company Recalls Ground Beef For Possible E. coli O157:H7

Majestic Meat Company of Salt Lake City, Utah is recalling about 532 pounds of ground  beef because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this recall. The Majestic Meat Company ground beef, ground patties, and meatball produts that are being recalled were produced on November 8, 2018. You can see the long list of recalled products at the USDA website. The recalled products are sold under the brand names Majestic Meat AND 44 FARMS. They include Ground Beef Patties 80/20, bulk Ground Beef 80/20, Beef Patty Chuck 80/20, and Meatball Beef, Pork, Veal Ground. USDA inspectors identified that product associated with a sample that tested positive for E. coli O157:Hy7 had been shipped. The establishment … [Read more...]

Now 246 Sickened in JBS Tolleson Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak; Lawsuits Possible

At least 246 people in 25 states are now sick in the JBS Tolleson ground beef Salmonella outbreak. Fifty-nine of those patients have been hospitalized, which is 35% of ill persons. That's an increase of 126 more patients since the last update on October 23, 2018. There more states reported patients: Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Missouri. The case count by state is: Arizona (42), California (66), Colorado (50), Connecticut (1), Hawaii (4), Idaho (3), Iowa (1), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Kansas (1), Kentucky (1), Massachusetts (1), Minnesota (2), Missouri (3), Montana (8), New Mexico (9), Nevada (3), Ohio (9), Oklahoma (4), Oregon (1), South Dakota (6), Texas (13), Utah (9), Washington (3), and Wyoming (4). Illnesses started on dates ranging from August 5, 2018 to October 16, … [Read more...]

Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 30 in New Mexico; Lawsuits Possible

A ground beef Salmonella outbreak has sickened at least 30 people in New Mexico, according to a notice published by the New Mexico Department of Health. State officials are working with the USDA and CDC on this outbreak. It's likely that these illnesses are part of a larger multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to JBS Tolleson ground beef. In the last CDC update, officials stated that 21 people in New Mexico were sick. The CDC has not updated their ground beef Salmonella outbreak investigation since October 23, 2018. Illnesses in New Mexico started being reported in late August. The average illness duration among these patients is 13 days, which is much higher than the 4 to 7 days that a typical Salmonella infection lasts. And 27% of patients have been hospitalized in that state, … [Read more...]

Salmonella Newport Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef Grows; Lawsuits Possible

The Salmonella Newport outbreak linked to JBS Tolleson ground beef has ground to include 120 people sick in 22 states. Thirty-three people have been hospitalized, which is a very high percentage for this pathogen. Sixty-three more people were added to the outbreak total since the last update on October 4, 2018. Six more states were added to the outbreak total: Hawaii, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington. Illness onset dates ranged from August 5, 2018 to September 28, 2018. Ill persons range in age from less than one year to 77. The case count by state its: Arizona (21), California (27), Colorado (23), Hawaii (1), Idaho (2), Iowa (1), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Kansas (1), Kentucky (1), Minnesota (1), Montana (5), New Mexico (1), Nevada (3), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (4), … [Read more...]

Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Food Safety Advice

The multistate Salmonella Newport outbreak that is linked to recalled JBS Tolleson ground beef has prompted the Wyoming Department of Health to issue food safety advice about handling this food. The ground beef Salmonella outbreak is just one in a long line of food poisoning illness outbreaks linked to this product, including the deadly E. coli O26 outbreak linked to Cargill ground beef. Three people in Wyoming are sick in the JBS Tolleson ground beef Salmonella outbreak. And almost 7,000,000 pounds of ground beef has been recalled. Tiffany Greenlee, WDH epidemiologist, said, "Because ground beef can be stored in freezers for some time, people may still have recalled meat in their homes." Anyone in the states where the ground beef has been sold should check their freezers. The … [Read more...]

More Retail Stores Announced in JBS Tolleson Ground Beef Salmonella Newport Outbreak Recall

The USDA has added more stores to the retail distribution list in the JBS Tolleson ground beef Salmonella Newport outbreak. The case count still stands at 57 people sick in 16 states' more than 30% of those patients have been hospitalized because they are so ill. Almost 7 million pounds of ground beef and ground beef products have been recalled. These products were sold in some nationwide chain stores and in Alabama, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The patients sickened in this outbreak live in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, so there is some overlap between distribution and … [Read more...]

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