Outbreak over for Salmonella Typhimurium in BrightFarms Packaged salad greens (July 2021)

CDC declares the outbreak due to BrightFarm packaged greens over. On July 15, 2021, BrightFarms recalled packaged salad greens produced in its Rochelle, Illinois (Ogle County) greenhouse farm sold in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin. On July 21, 2021, Michigan was added to the list of states that received recalled products.  Interview data and shopper card records show that 15 people ate or bought multiple types of BrightFarms brand salad products before they got sick, including Sunny Crunch, 50/50 Spring & Spinach, Harvest Crunch, and Butter Crisp. FDA conducted a traceback investigation and identified the farm in Rochelle, IL, as the likely source of the BrightFarms brand salad bought by people who became ill. On July 28, 2021, following positive sample results, BrightFarms expanded their recall to include Baby Spinach packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with "Best By" dates through 7/26/2021. In total, 31 people got ill in four states (IL (18), MI (1), PA (2), and WI (10)). @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-typhimurium-brightfarms-packaged-salad-greens-july-2021?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


 Outbreak Investigation Salmonella Typhimurium BrightFarms
Outbreak Investigation Salmonella Typhimurium BrightFarms

FDA sample analysis complete; CDC declares outbreak over; additional information forthcoming

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