A multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to kosher chicken is being investigated by CDC

As we reported a few days ago, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection services (USDA-FSIS) Issues Public Health Alert for Empire Kosher poultry raw chicken products due to Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- infections. As of August 27, 2018, 17 people have been reported ill from four states (Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia). Eight people have been hospitalized, including one person whose death was reported from New York. CDC began investigating this outbreak in late June 2018 after the New York State Department of Health found several ill people reported eating kosher chicken. Data showed that some kosher chicken products are contaminated with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- and they made people sick. The outbreak strain was also identified in samples of raw chicken collected from two facilities, including one facility that processes Empire Kosher brand chicken. WGS showed that the Salmonella strain from the slaughterhouse samples is closely related genetically to the Salmonella strain from ill people. @ https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/s0829-salmonella-kosher-chicken.html
CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to kosher chicken | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC

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