Jule’s Foods Cashew Brie Salmonella Duisburg Outbreak News – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local partners, announced an investigation into a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Duisburg infections linked to Jule’s Cashew Brie, a vegan, or plant based cheese alternative.
Jule’s Foods announced a recall for all products on April 22, 2021.
Jule’s Foods Cashew Brie Salmonella Duisburg Outbreak Information
On April 23, 2021, the FDA issued an announcement of an ongoing investigation into a Salmonella outbreak linked to Jule’s Foods Cashew Brie product. CDC officials identified an outbreak of five Salmonella Duisburg illnesses; Duisburg is considered a rare Salmonella serotype. According to Whole Genome Sequencing analysis, all samples taken from sick patients were highly related. Out of the five people interviewed, three reported having ingested Jule’s Foods Truffle Cashew Brie.
The California Department of Public Health and Tennessee Department of Health state investigators collected samples of Jule’s Foods Cashew Brie from various retail locations, including Cashew Brie Classic, Truffle Cashew Brie, and Black Garlic Cashew Brie. Preliminary results have indicated that the Jule’s Foods Cashew Brie products collected and analyzed in California may have been contaminated with Salmonella. Additional analysis subsequently confirmed the presence of Salmonella. Further analysis is ongoing to determine if the type of Salmonella found in these products matches the outbreak strain.
Given the preliminary sample results, Jule’s Foods agreed to recall all Jule’s Cashew Brie products. The tested products were sold on the company’s website directly to customers and in select retail locations.
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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