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Multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 10, 2018
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

CDC advises consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson, Inc., which is linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections. More information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-10-18/index.html.

Key Points

  • CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson, Inc.
  • There have been 57 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella reported from 16 states. A list of the states and number of cases in each can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-10-18/map.html.
  • Fourteen people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
  • Illnesses started on dates ranging from August 5, 2018, to September 6, 2018.
  • On October 4, 2018, JBS Tolleson, Inc., of Tolleson, Arizona, recalled approximately 6.5 million pounds of beef products, including ground beef, which may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Visit the USDA-FSIS website for a list of recalled brands and products. This list may be updated as more information becomes available.
  • This investigation is ongoing, and CDC will provide updates when more information is available.

Advice to Consumers

  • Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell recalled beef products and should check food storage and freezers for them.
  • Consumers who have ground beef in their homes labeled with the establishment number “EST. 267” should contact the store where it was purchased to find out if it was recalled.
  • Do not eat recalled ground beef. Return it to the store or throw it away.
  • Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from eating recalled ground beef.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12-72 hours after eating contaminated food. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.

If you have further questions about this outbreak, please call the CDC media line at (404) 639-3286. If you have questions about cases in a particular state, please call that state’s health department.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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