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2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Chicken Salad Sold at Fareway Grocery Stores

On February 22, 2018 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to consumption of chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores. Using PFGE and WGS to identify illnesses that were part of the outbreak, the CDC reported that as of April 6, 2018 there were 265 people infected with the outbreak strain. Illnesses started on dates ranging from January 8, 2018 to March 20, 2018. Ninety-four people were hospitalized. One death was reported. Of the 222 people interviewed, 194 (87%) reported eating chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores. Triple T Specialty Meats produced the chicken salad that ill people reported eating. On February 9, 2018 Fareway stopped selling chicken salad in all stores. Investigators in Iowa collected chicken salad from two Fareway grocery stores locations in Iowa for laboratory testing. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium was identified in both samples. On February 21, 2018, Triple T Specialty Meats recalled all chicken salad produced from January 2, 2018 to February 7, 2018.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2018
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Texas
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • chicken salad
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • JPXX01.2461
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery Store
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Fareway, Triple T Specialty Meats
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 265
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 94
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 1

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