Completed outbreak investigation of Salmonella Javiana in fruit mix (December 2019)

The investigation of an outbreak of illnesses caused by Salmonella Javiana showed that it was linked to fruit mix with cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grapes from Tailor Cut Produce of North Brunswick, New Jersey. CDC has announced this outbreak is over. The fruit mix, called Fruit Luau, was recalled as well as cut honeydew, cut cantaloupe, and cut pineapple products on December 7. All ill people reported eating cut fruit that was served in the week before illness started in long-term care facilities, hospitals, hotels, schools, or universities. Data indicated that these locations served or sold cut fruit from Tailor Cut Produce. Tailor Cut Produce was identified as the common processor, but the source of the contamination was not identified. When the FDA inspected Tailor Cut Produce, the inspectors observed several deficiencies. As of February 14, 2020, CDC is reporting 165 illnesses that were confirmed by Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) in CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, MA, MN, NJ, NY, PA, VA, and WA. Illnesses were reported from states where Tailor Cut Produce distributes, including Pennsylvania, New York City, New Jersey, and Delaware. Ill people from other states reported traveling to these states in the week before their illness started @


 Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Javiana: Fruit Mix, December 2019
Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Javiana: Fruit Mix, December 2019

FDA’s investigation is complete. CDC announces outbreak is over.

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