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2019-2020 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Javiana Infections Linked to Cut Fruit

In November and December 2019 the CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Javiana infections linked to cut fruit produced by Tailor Cut Produce. On February 18, 2020 investigators declared the outbreak to be over. There were 165 reported cases residing in 14 states. Seventy three people had been hospitalized. There were no deaths. Illnesses started on dates ranging from November 7, 2019 to January 11, 2020. Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicated that cut fruit including honeydew melon, cantaloupe, pineapple, and grapes produced by Tailor Cut Produce of North Brunswick, New Jersey was the likely source of this outbreak. On December 7, 2019 Tailor Cut Produce recalled its Fruit Luau cut fruit mix with cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple and grapes. These products were sold for use in institutional food service establishments such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, and hotels. The recalled fruit products were distributed between November 15 and December 1, 2019.

  • Outbreak began:
  • November 2019
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, New York, Minnesota, Colorado, Washington, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Cut fruit
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Institutional settings
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Tailor Cut Fruit
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 165
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 165
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 73
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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