April 12, 2020: Salmonella Hader Outbreak Linked to Ground Turkey

Salmonella outbreak linked to ground turkey news – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS), along with other state and local agencies, have announced that there is a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Hader linked to ground turkey.

Information on Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Ground Turkey

As of April 12, 2021, the CDC has reported 28 people, across 12 states, have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Hader linked to several ground turkey products. The CDC, USDA-FSIS, and state and local officials are continuing their investigation of this multi-state Salmonella outbreak, but epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback data point to ground turkey as the source of the illnesses. Officials are continuing to investigate this outbreak.

The affected ground turkey products are:

  • Nature’s Promise (94% lean, 6% fat) – 1 lb. packages with dates 1/1, 1/3, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/10
  • Wegmans (94% lean, 6% fat) – 1 and 3 lb. packages with dates 1/3, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/10
  • Plainville Farms (93% lean, 7% fat) – 1 lb. packages with date 1/10

These products have establishment number “P-244” inside of the USDA mark of inspection. They were made on December 18-29, 2020 and sold nationwide.

The onset of the reported Salmonella illnesses ranged from December 28, 2020 to March 4, 2021. They were reported in the following states: Arizona (1), Connecticut (1), Indiana (1), Maine (1), Massachusetts (7), Missouri (1), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (2), New York (4), North Carolina (3), Pennsylvania (4), and Virginia (2). The age range for the infected is 1 to 92, with 2 people being hospitalized (out of available data from 19 people). This is not an inclusive list, as people in other states may have ingested the contaminated ground turkey, too.

About Salmonella

Common symptoms of salmonellosis (Salmonella infection) may include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated food product. Illness usually lasts from about 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Questions or concerns about foodborne illness should be directed to your health care provider.

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October 8, 2020: Salmonella Newport Onion Outbreak Declared Over

Salmonella Newport Onion Outbreak News – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an update on the Salmonella Newport onion outbreak advising that it appears to be over.

The outbreak stemmed from onions distributed by Thomson International. Taylor Farms and Giant Eagle also recalled products containing the affected onions.

Salmonella Newport Onion Outbreak Information

On October 8, 2020, the FDA declared that the Salmonella Newport onion outbreak to be over. The recalled onion products should no longer be available for purchase in stores. Some of the affected onions may still be in possession of consumers or in restaurants, especially if they were frozen. Accordingly, consumers should be vigilant about any onions affected by this outbreak.

Per the FDA update,

“Although the outbreak is being declared over, the FDA will continue its root cause investigation and will communicate any findings that could assist future prevention efforts.”

Case Count Information from FDA

To date, there have been 1,127 reported illnesses and 167 hospitalizations related to this outbreak. The lasted reported illness onset date was September 11, 2020.

States with Cases: AK (25), AL (2), AZ (39), AR (2), CA (128), CO (32), CT (2), DE (2), FL (8), GA (11), HI (3), ID (43), IL (54), IN (4), IA (31), KS (3), KY (3), ME (6), MD (7), MA (2), MI (47), MN (19), MS (5), MO (11), MT (72), NE (10), NV (11), NH (1), NJ (12), NM (3), NY (14), NC (6), ND (9), OH (11), OK (1), OR (109), PA (27), RI (3), SC (1), SD (23), TN (7), TX (2), UT (115), VA (10), WA (150), WV (3), WI (11), WY (27)

About Salmonella

Common symptoms of salmonellosis (Salmonella infection) may include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated food product. Illness usually lasts from about 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Questions or concerns about foodborne illness should also be directed to your health care provider.

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October 5, 2020: FDA Update on Salmonella Stanley Outbreak

Salmonella Stanley Mushroom Outbreak News – Per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has completed genetic testing which determined that the ongoing Salmonella Stanley outbreak is linked to the recalled mushroom products from Wismettac Asian Foods.

The FDA’s last update was on September 24, 2020.

Salmonella Stanley Mushroom Outbreak Information

On October 1, 2020, the CDPH reported that whole genome sequencing (genetic testing) confirmed that the Salmonella present in the mushroom samples matched the current outbreak strain.

Currently, the last onset of illness date was August 26, 2020. There are 43 total reported illnesses, with 4 hospitalizations, from ten states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

The affected mushroom products have been confirmed to have been distributed in the following states (and DC):

  • AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NV, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI

About Salmonella

Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

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September 24, 2020: Salmonella Mushroom Outbreak- Salmonella Stanley Infections Linked To Wood Ear Mushrooms

Public health officials have alerted the public to an ongoing Salmonella mushroom outbreak and mushroom recall. Restaurants should not sell or serve recalled mushrooms cautions the FDA.

Salmonella Mushroom Outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health officials together, are investigating an ongoing multistate outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections likely linked to eating wood ear mushrooms.  The mushrooms linked to the outbreak were imported by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, California. Wood ear mushrooms are a dried mushroom, often labelled or referred to as Kikurage, Dried Black Fungus, Dried Fungus, or Mu’er/Mu Er/Mu-Err.

Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. Announces Mushroom Recallsalmonella mushroom outbreak

On September 23, 2020, Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. issued a recall for all Shirakiku brand imported Dried Fungus (also known as Black Fungus or Kikurage) because the product may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Salmonella.  The mushrooms are labeled as Shirakiku brand Black Fungus (Kikurage) with UPC Code 00074410604305, and Item Number 60403, and were imported from China. The product was distributed in six packs of five-pound bags to restaurants in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and British Columbia in Canada.

Restaurants are cautioned to not sell or serve the recalled mushrooms, and consumers should not eat the recalled mushrooms.

Salmonella Mushroom Outbreak Investigation

According to the CDC, as of Sept. 24, 2020, a total of 41 people have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Stanley across 10 states as follows: AZ (1), CA (25), CT (1), GA (1), IL (5), LA (1), NJ (2), NY (1), PA (2), WI (2).  Illness onset dates ranged from January 21, 2020 to August 26, 2020.  Those sickened in the outbreak range in age from 2 to 74 years.  Of 32 ill people with information available, 4 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported.

Interviews with ill people and traceback information suggest that dried wood ear mushrooms distributed by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. are the likely source of this outbreak. Of 18 people with information, 16 (89%) reported eating ramen at a restaurant in the week before their illness started. Several people reported eating at the same ramen restaurants.

A Stool Culture May Confirm Salmonella Infection

If you suspect that you have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your healthcare professional. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection.  Let your healthcare professional know that you ate or handled mushrooms that may have subject to the recall.

About Salmonella

Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

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September 23, 2020: Wismettac Asian Foods Issues Recall for Dried Fungus Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Wismettac Asian Foods Dried Fungus Recall News – Wismettac Asian Food, Inc., of Santa Fe Springs, CA, has recalled its Shirakiku brand imported Dried Fungus (also known as Black Fungus or Kikurage) due to a potential Salmonella contamination.

Wismettac Asian Food Dried Fungus Recall Information

On September 23, 2020, Wismettac Asian Foods issued a recall for its dried fungus product due to a possible Salmonella contamination. The affected dried fungus product was distributed to restaurants in AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, Washington DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, NC, NV, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, and British Columbia in Canada.

The recalled dried fungus product is called Black Fungus (Kikurage), with item number 60403, pack size of 5 lb., and UPC Code 00074410604035.

Wismettac issued the recall after the California Department of Public Health discovered Salmonella in a product sample.

About Salmonella

Common symptoms of salmonellosis (Salmonella infection) may include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated food product. Illness usually lasts from about 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Questions or concerns about foodborne illness should also be directed to your health care provider.

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The Weinberg Law Firm represents victims of Salmonella food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with salmonellosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by calling our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.  You can also submit the easy-to–use free legal case evaluation form found on this page.

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