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2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Infections Linked to JBS Tolleson, Inc. Beef

In October 2018 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Newport linked to JBS Tolleson, Inc. ground beef. On March 22, 2019, the outbreak was declared over. Four hundred three people people infected with the outbreak strain had been reported by 30 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from August 5, 2018 to February 8, 2019. One hundred seventeen people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported. Officials in Arizona collected an unopened package of ground beef from an ill person's home. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport was identified in the ground beef. Whole genome sequencing showed that the Salmonella isolated in the ground beef was closely related to the Salmonella in samples from ill people. JBS Tolleson, Inc. recalled 6.9 million pounds of beef products on October 4, 2018 and then recalled an additional 5.2 million pounds of beef products on December 4.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2018
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Arizona, New York, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, Iowa, Washington, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, New Mexico, Kansas, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Ground beef
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • JJPX01.0010
  • Location(s):
  • Retail
  • Brand Name(s):
  • JBS Tolleson
  • Total ill:
  • 403
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 403
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 117
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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