The CDC has declared a multistate Salmonella Hadar outbreak traced to ground turkey over.

Patients were spread across 14 states, with a total of 33 people confirmed infected. Of the 22 patients for whom the information was available, four were so sick they had to be admitted to hospitals, according to the outbreak update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No deaths were reported.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from Dec. 28, 2020, to April 22 this year. Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback data showed that ground turkey made people sick.

There is some concern that people may still
Continue Reading CDC says outbreak linked to turkey is over; consumers should check freezers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) late Saturday issued a public health alert for approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products, produced by Plainville Brands, LLC, a Pennsylvania establishment, due to concerns the products may have caused Salmonella Hadar illness. A recall was not requested because it is believed that the products are no longer available for consumers to purchase.FSIS is concerned that some products may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the


Continue Reading FSIS issues Public Health Alert for raw ground turkey products linked to Salmonella Hadar illness

Federal officials are investigating a new multi-state foodborne illness outbreak with turkey products identified as the likely source.

In a four-word listing on its outbreak investigation table, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service revealed the outbreak: “Salmonella Hadar, turkey suspect.” A spokesman for the FSIS told Food Safety News this afternoon that additional details would have to come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A spokeswoman from the CDC confirmed that the agency is investigating the outbreak, which involves Salmonella Hadar infections. She told Food Safety News that as of March 15 there had been 22
Continue Reading New multi-state Salmonella outbreak possibly linked to turkey products

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is currently investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Hadar reported in 28 states. There has been a total of 97 people infected with the outbreak strain. 

Seventeen people — representing more than a third of those with information available — have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported, according to the CDC’s outbreak notice.

Thirty percent of the people infected with the strain are children younger than 5 years of age.

Epidemiologic evidence shows that contact with backyard poultry, such as chicks and ducklings, is the likely source of this outbreak. In interviews with
Continue Reading Almost 100 sick in Salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry flocks

Cross-contamination in a laboratory was at fault for the finding of a finished product positive for Salmonella, according to a study.

In 2013, during a routine analysis of food samples, one finished chocolate product from a European factory tested positive for Salmonella Hadar. At the same time, environmental monitoring in the lab indicated a Salmonella-positive sample from the thermocouple in one incubator.

Eight months earlier, a proficiency test was completed by the unnamed lab with Salmonella Hadar spiked on a sample. This same lab analyzed the food sample for the European factory. The lab carried out regular testing for Salmonella
Continue Reading Lab cross contamination at fault for Salmonella false positive

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 40 states infected with four outbreak strains of Salmonella. ducklings-iphoneThe number of ill people identified in each state: Alabama (17), Arizona (3), Arkansas (4), California (3), Colorado (2), Delaware (2), Georgia (4), Indiana (3), Iowa (1), Kentucky (4), Louisiana (2), Maine (2), Maryland
Continue Reading CDC: 181 People in 40 States Infected With Salmonella From Contact With Live Poultry

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 have ended, according to CDC. But it did not end before causing 363 illnesses in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The outbreak strains involved were Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Hadar. About one-third of those sickened required hospitalization, but nobody died. The infections came
Continue Reading CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Flocks Appears to be Over

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 total of 49 new ill persons have been reported from Alabama (2), Arizona (1), Colorado (1), Georgia (3), Idaho (2), Iowa (1), Massachusetts (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Nebraska (3), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (1), New York (3), North Carolina (1), Ohio (3), Oregon
Continue Reading CDC: 300 People Infected With Salmonella Linked to Contact With Live Poultry

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 asking the court to require USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to respond to its petition targeting Salmonella Heidelberg, Newport, Hadar and Typhimurium strains. The group’s complaint states that “more than three years after CSPI’s petition, FSIS has neither granted nor denied the petition,
Continue Reading Lawsuit Seeks USDA Response to Salmonella as Adulterant Petition

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 or chicken foods must update their pathogen control plans in order to address potential dangers highlighted by the 2011 outbreaks. These plans – called Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) – are designed to minimize contamination by targeting the riskiest parts of the production
Continue Reading Feds Tighten Salmonella Controls for Ground Poultry in Wake of Recent Outbreaks