- A salmonella outbreak has now reached 36 states in the country.
- Authorities indicated that the salmonella outbreak comes from a food source that is still unknown.
- More than 500 people have been sickened by the salmonella outbreak.
A salmonella outbreak in the United States that began in recent months has spread to 36 states and has already infected nearly 600 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported.
At this time, the health agency indicated that the cause of the salmonella outbreak is an “unknown food source” and mentioned that so far no food products have been recalled in relation to it, the newspaper Newsweek reported on Friday.
Salmonella outbreak spreads to 36 states
As of last Thursday, the CDC said 592 people had become ill and 116 people had been hospitalized with a salmonella infection. The agency noted that the actual number of people sickened in an outbreak “is likely to be much higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to states with known illnesses.”
“This is because many people recover without medical attention and are not tested for Salmonella. Also, recent illnesses may not yet be reported, as it generally takes 3 to 4 weeks to determine if a sick person is part of an outbreak, “the CDC explained in a statement cited by Newsweek.
They investigate what patients ate to determine the source of the salmonella outbreak
State and local public health officials are interviewing people to determine the foods they ate before they got sick. The agency is analyzing the data, but “has not identified a specific food as a potential source of this outbreak” of salmonella.
In late September, the CDC said the mysterious salmonella outbreak had spread to 29 states and infected 279 people. Texas and Oklahoma were the states most affected by the outbreak at that time, the authorities’ report said.
Texas and Oklahoma Hardest-hit by Salmonella Outbreak
Those two states still lead in these infections: the total in Texas has risen to 149 and in Oklahoma it has risen to 92. Other states with the highest infection counts include Virginia with 54, Maryland with 45 and Illinois with 34, he said. Newsweek.
The health agency detailed that most people with salmonella tend to experience diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. “Symptoms generally begin six hours to six days after infection and last four to seven days. However, some people do not develop symptoms for several weeks after infection and others experience symptoms for several weeks, ”the CDC stated.
Salmonella causes more than a million infections each year in the US
“Salmonella strains sometimes cause infections in the urine, blood, bones, joints or nervous system (cerebrospinal fluid and brain) and can cause serious illness,” explained the CDC, which also mentioned that salmonella causes 1.35 million infections in the United States each year, including 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths.
In August, the CDC documented salmonella outbreaks related to Italian-style meats. The agency said people in two outbreaks became ill after eating meats found in assorted antipasto or cold cuts, including salami and prosciutto. And earlier this month, the CDC also They found another seafood-related salmonella outbreak, and led to a Colorado-based company removing its seafood from the shelves.
They issued three food recalls in the United States
New order to withdraw products from supermarkets in the United States. Health authorities and the companies involved in the incident ordered three recalls or withdrawals of different foods to prevent illnesses in consumers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, are investigating a multi-state outbreak of “Salmonella Thompson” that has already sickened 102 people in 14 states. CBS Denver on Friday, October 8.
They order three food recalls in the US
Colorado recorded the majority of those cases with 82 people living in 14 counties in the state. The disease has been linked to seafood products manufactured or processed by Northeast Seafood Products, Inc. of Denver. According to the CDC, most of the sick people are Colorado residents or reported traveling to Colorado during the week before becoming ill. Only two people did not report having traveled to Colorado during the week before becoming ill, the aforementioned outlet said.
Due to the situation, Northeast Seafood Products, Inc., based in Denver, ordered the recall of several seafood products that are listed in their original language (English) so that you can identify them more quickly: Haddock, Monkfish, Bone- in Trout, Grouper, Red Snapper, Red Rock Cod, Ocean Perch, Pacific Cod, Halibut, Coho Salmon, Atlantic Salmon Portions, Lane Snapper, Tilapia, All Natural Salmon Fillet, Pacific Sole, and Farm Raised Striped Bass.
Several Northeast Seafood Products seafood being taken off the market
Those products were sold to Albertsons, Safeway and Sprouts restaurants and supermarkets in Colorado. However, Pacific Cod food sold through Sprouts will not be recalled. A complete list of recall products is available at the website from the FDA. At this time, Northeast Seafood Products, Inc. has temporarily suspended production, CBS Denver noted.
Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve any of the recall products. The FDA recommends that anyone who has purchased or received a recall product check their refrigerators and freezers and dispose of it immediately.
They issue three food recalls: another one is for Crider Foods canned meat
Crider Foods of Stillmore, Georgia is recalling more than half a million pounds of canned meat with gravy products that may be contaminated with dangerous levels of lead, due to a spice mix that was used from a third-party supplier, it reported. FSN on Friday.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported Friday that the 525,717 pounds of produce were produced on October 22, 2020 and March 15, 2021.
Canned goods could be contaminated with high levels of lead
“The problem was discovered during routine surveillance sampling by a state partner. In-plant verification activities conducted by Crider Foods in conjunction with FSIS found that a spice blend used from an outside source contained dangerous levels of lead, ”according to the recall notice.
According to the FSN media report, there is concern that consumers may have unused portions of these products in their homes due to their long shelf life, which even extends into 2023 in some cases.
Lead affects babies and children the most
Lead is particularly dangerous for babies and children and can cause a variety of problems, including learning difficulties. “Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products must be discarded or returned to the place of purchase, ”according to the recall notice cited by FSN.
The following canned products are those that are being taken off the market and whose labels you can check here: Hargis House ROAST BEEF AND GRAVY, Clover Valley FULLY COOKED ROAST BEEF WITH GRAVY, Kroger ROAST BEEF WITH GRAVY, Hostess ROAST BEEF WITH GRAVY, Laura Lynn roast beef WITH GRAVY, ARMOR Roast Beef WITH GRAVY and HARVEST CREEK Roast Beef with Gravy. For more details check out this note.
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