September 28, 2016

Kapowsin Meats Supplied Pork at Seattle Good Vibe Tribe Luau

According to the Seattle King County Health Department, a traceback investigation has confirmed that pork served at the Good Vibe Tribe Luau in Seattle where people were sickened with Salmonella food poisoning came from Kapowsin Meats, a facility in Graham, Washington. That slaughterhouse was involved in a large Salmonella outbreak last year. That outbreak in 2015 sickened 192 people in five states. Samples collected at Kapowsin Meats in Pierce County confirmed that the outbreak strain of Salmonella was present at the business. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigated that 2015 outbreak and found that the outbreak strains of bacteria were Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- and Salmonella Infantis. Most of the ill persons were from Washington. Thirty ill persons … [Read more...]

Largest Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreaks 2015: #3 Pork

A Salmonella outbreak linked to pork from Kapowsin Meats of Graham, Wash. was the third-largest multistate food poisoning outbreak of 2015. The outbreak, which sickened 192 people in five states from April 25, 2015 to October 10, 2015, was announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in August. The antibiotic resistant outbreak strains of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- and Salmonella Infantis hospitalized 30 people. Most of the illnesses occurred in Washington. By state, the case count was as follows: Alaska (1), California (2), Idaho (2), Oregon (3) and Washington (184). Most of those sickened reported attending events where whole pigs were roasted before they became ill. Salmonella symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea and … [Read more...]

Antibiotic Resistant Salmonella in Kapowsin Pork Sickens 152

Antibiotic resistant Salmonella in pork from Kapowsin Meats of Graham. Wash.  has sickened 152 people, sending 24 of them to the hospital, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All of the illness have occurred in Washington, many of those who were sickened attended events where whole pigs were roasted. Kapowsin has temporarily suspended all operations and as recalled all of its products. The recall includes 523,380 pounds of pork products distributed to Alaska, Oregon and Washington that may be contaminated with an antibiotic resistant strain of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-.   Antibiotic resistance can lead to complications of illness such as bloodstream infections and treatment options.  The CDC has determined that the … [Read more...]

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