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Salmonella Enteriditis Due to Contaminated Cargill Ground Beef, June 2012

On July 22, 2012 Cargill Meat Solutions announced a recall of 29,339 pounds of fresh ground beef products due to possible contamination with Salmonella Enteriditis. Using epidemiologic and tracback data public health investigators in 8 states (MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WV) and the CDC linked 40 patients diagnosed with S. Enteriditis to consumption of Cargill ground beef sold at Hannaford grocery stores in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Among 40 persons for whom information is available, illness onset dates ranged from June 6, 2012 to July 9, 2012. Eleven patients were hospitalized. The Vermont Department of Health isolated the outbreak strain in leftover product.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York, New Hampshire, Virginia, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Private Homes
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Cargill Meat Solutions
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 40
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 40
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 11
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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