Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials are warning Minnesota consumers not to eat Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks produced by Citterio and purchased at Trader Joe’s or other retailers after linking Salmonella infections to the product.

Three Minnesotans have been identified as part of this outbreak. The patients became ill between Sept. 20 and Sept. 29. One was hospitalized for two days, and all have recovered. All three cases report consuming Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks purchased at different Trader Joe’s locations. Health officials recommend not eating any Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks they may have at home. Other brands of
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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 infections associated with the Minnesota State Fair.

Disease investigators recently identified 11 cases among Minnesota residents who visited the Minnesota State Fair prior to becoming ill. The ill people reported having visited the fair between Aug. 25 and Sept. 2, and becoming ill between Aug. 29 and Sept. 6. The patients range in age from 2 to 43 years. Six of the ill people were hospitalized, and one developed the hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially fatal complication. One person remains hospitalized.

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Two banquet servers at a Green Mill restaurant were the possible sources behind an April outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup infections. But, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today reported other sources cannot be ruled out.

Seven laboratory-confirmed illnesses were associated with the outbreak among people who ate food from the Bloomington, MN, restaurant. Another seven people met the outbreak profile but were not lab confirmed.

Two clinical Salmonella Braenderup isolates were picked up on April 19 during routine testing. They had indistinquishable pulsed-field gel electrode (PFGE) patterns. It was the Minnesota PFGE pattern BR134.

The final report by MDH on
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