Outbreaks Linked to Raw Chicken, Ground Beef, and Deli Ham

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating several outbreaks linked to food products:

  • More than 90 people are ill in an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections reported from 29 states. Evidence suggests that many types of raw chicken products from a variety of sources are a likely source of this outbreak.
  • Another outbreak of Salmonella infections has been linked to ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson, Inc., of Tolleson, Arizona. About 6.5 million pounds of potentially contaminated beef products have been recalled. As of October 23, 120 ill persons had been reported from 22 states.

Always handle raw chicken and ground beef carefully and cook thoroughly to prevent illness.

An outbreak of Listeria infections in two states has been linked to ready-to-eat deli ham produced by Johnston County Hams, Inc., in Smithfield, North Carolina. Several companies have recalled the ham products. Do not eat, sell, or serve these recalled ready-to-eat ham products.

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