Update on the investigation of Salmonella Enteritidis in peaches

The CDC reports that since August 19, 2020, 10 more ill people and three new states were added to the investigation of Salmonella in peaches. The additional states are Connecticut, Kentucky, and Missouri.

As of August 27, 2020, a total of 78 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 12 states. 23 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported. Epidemiological data indicate that peaches are the likely source of this outbreak. In interviews with 45 people, 38 (84%) reported eating fresh peaches in the week before their illness started. On August 23, 2020, officials in Canada linked its outbreak to peaches imported from the United States. Whole-genome sequencing analysis shows that an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in Canada is related genetically to this outbreak in the United States. The initial source of the contamination was peaches sold or supplied by Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company LLC. Companies that recalled peaches or food made with them include Aldi, Food Lion, Hannaford, Kroger (and affiliated retailers: City Market, Fry’s, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Jay-C, King Soopers, Ralphs, and Smiths), Russ Davis Wholesale, Target, Walmart, and Wegman. Other retailers also may have sold these peaches. On August 25, 2020, Russ Davis Wholesale recalled peach salsa and gift baskets made with recalled Prima Wawona peaches. Recalled peach salsa was sold under three brand names and labeled as “Perfectly Peach Salsa.” @ https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis-08-20/index.html

Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Linked to Peaches | CDC

Food Safety Alert: A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections has been linked to peaches.

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  1. ruth ruth says:

    As of August 28, 2020, Canada, Singapore, and New Zealand have issued recalls of Prima Wawona peaches. Information received by FDA indicates that recalled Wawona peaches were shipped to foreign consignees in Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates. FDA is sharing distribution information directly with foreign food safety authorities in these jurisdictions.

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