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2017-2018 Multistate Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Pork Products Produced by Long Phung Food Products

On November 21, 2018 the CDC announced an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to consumption of ready-to-eat pork products produced by Long Phung Food Products in Houston, Texas. Four people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria had been reported by four states (Louisiana, Michigan, Tennessee and Texas). Isolates were collected from ill people on dates ranging from July 1, 2017 to October 24, 2018. All four people were hospitalized. There were no deaths.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Michigan, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas
  • Organism(s):
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Pork
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Retail
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Long Phung Food Products
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 4
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 4
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 4
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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