CDC: More Cases in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Recalled Beef

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CDC: More Cases in <i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak Linked to Recalled Beef
CDC: More Cases in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Recalled Beef

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of illnesses in a Salmonella outbreak linked to beef products from Arizona-based JBS Tolleson Inc. now stands at 333 in 28 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Since the CDC's last update on Nov. 15, three more states have reported illnesses and there have been 87 new cases, including 32 people who have been hospitalized. In total, 91 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Illnesses began between Aug. 5, 2018, and Nov. 9, 2018.

JBS Tolleson Inc. has recalled 12.1 million pounds of beef products that were produced and packaged between July 26, 2018, and Sept. 7, 2018, and distributed to more than 100 retailers nationwide under many brand names. The recalled beef carries the establishment number "EST. 267." A list of the stores and states where the recalled beef products were sold is on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service website.

Consumers with the recalled beef should throw it away or return it to the store.

CDC Food Safety Alert

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