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CDC: 181 People in 40 States Infected With Salmonella From Contact With Live Poultry

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is working with state public health, veterinary, and agriculture officials, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to investigate four multi-state outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry. As of June 29, 2015, there were 181 people reported from… Continue Reading

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Flocks Appears to be Over

They picked up 19 more cases and added a state to the multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to live poultry from backyard flocks, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is essentially calling it over. The outbreak traced to the source of the chicks — Ohio’s Mt. Healthy Hatcheries — appears to… Continue Reading

CDC: 300 People Infected With Salmonella Linked to Contact With Live Poultry

The latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that, as of Aug. 5, 300 people from 42 states and Puerto Rico have been reported to be infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport or Salmonella Hadar. Since the last CDC update on June 27, 2014, a… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Seeks USDA Response to Salmonella as Adulterant Petition

On the third anniversary of filing a petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have antibiotic-resistant Salmonella declared an adulterant, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is still waiting for a response. On Wednesday, the consumer advocate group filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia… Continue Reading

Feds Tighten Salmonella Controls for Ground Poultry in Wake of Recent Outbreaks

After two nationwide Salmonella outbreaks linked to ground turkey sickened at least 148 people last year, the federal government has decided to implement stricter pathogen controls for raw ground poultry products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday in a policy statement that all manufacturers of raw ground turkey… Continue Reading

Final Updates to Live Poultry Salmonella Outbreaks Released

Two Salmonella outbreaks linked to live chickens and ducks received final updates this morning from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both outbreaks appear to have ended. At least 93 people in 23 states and Puerto Rico were infected with Salmonella Montevideo from poultry distributed by Estes Hatchery in Springfield, Missouri beginning in… Continue Reading

Drug Resistant Salmonella Found in Turkey Samples

In its first report on a multistate foodborne illness investigation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that Salmonella found in turkey burgers in the homes of two case patients matches the outbreak strain. The agency also said the outbreak strain is Salmonella serotype Hadar, which is resistant to many antibiotics. According to the… Continue Reading