Jule’s Cashew Brie Salmonella Duisburg & Urbana Outbreak News – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local partners are continuing to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses linked to Jule’s Cashew Brie.
The FDA’s last update was on April 23, 2021. Jule’s Foods recalled all products on April 22, 2021.
Jule’s Cashew Brie Salmonella Duisburg & Urbana Outbreak Information
On May 7, 2021, FDA issued an update on their Salmonella outbreak investigation linked to Jule’s Cashew Brie. FDA and CDC officials, along with help from state and local agencies, are continuing to investigate a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Duisburg and Salmonella Urbana (which was not apart of their April 23 announcement). As of May 7, seven (7) people have been infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Duisburg and Salmonella Urbana across three (3) states.
Investigators from the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) collected samples of Jule’s Cashew Brie which, through Whole Genome Sequencing analysis, determined that the samples were contaminated with the same strain of Salmonella Urbana that made people ill. FDA Investigators also collected samples of several ingredients, in-process (or aging) products, and finished cashew-based products at the Jule’s Foods facility. Samples of un-opened, raw cashews obtained from the Jule’s Foods facility also tested positive for the same strain of Salmonella Urbana as the TDH and CDPH product samples and two California clinical isolates.
Based on FDA traceback investigation and the above sample results, the cashews have been identified as the likely source of Salmonella contamination in the Jule’s Cashew Brie products. The FDA is working with the company that supplied the cashews to make sure that all potentially contaminated product has been withdrawn from the market. The company with the affected cashews does not sell directly to consumers and, per the FDA, has notified customers.
FDA will continue to work with the cashew supplier to determine if additional lots/products may have been affected. They will continue to update the public as developments occur.
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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