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The USDA has announced that there is a suspected Raw Breaded Stuffed Chicken Salmonella Outbreak currently under investigation. At this time, there are no details surrounding this outbreak, apart from the identified food source. More information will be forthcoming as investigation details are released.
We have seen Raw Breaded Stuffed Chicken Salmonella outbreaks before…
During May–September 2018, public health officials in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) investigated an outbreak of 13 Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses linked to raw, breaded chicken products obtained primarily from multiple locations of Food Pantry A; one ill person obtained the products from Grocery Store B. For both firms, the products were sourced from Establishment C. The products were breaded and may have appeared to be cooked. After receipt, Food Pantry A and Grocery Store B repackaged the products in packaging that did not include indications that the chicken was raw or cooking instructions. The absence of this information may have led to inadequate cooking by consumers. On June 1, 2018, Wisconsin and Minnesota officials issued press releases about the outbreak investigation. Three samples of raw, breaded chicken products obtained from ill people tested positive for the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis. Public health officials educated Food Pantry A and Grocery Store B personnel regarding the importance of safe handling and cooking instructions on the packaging of raw chicken products.
On May 31, 2018, the Wisconsin Division of Public Health notified FSIS of a cluster of Salmonella Enteritidis infections (see Table 1 and Figure 1 for epidemiologic details). Molecular subtyping techniques were used to assess the relatedness of bacterial isolates and determine the outbreak strain. All 13 ill people consumed breaded chicken products obtained from either Food Pantry A (12 person) or from Grocery Store B (1 person). Of the 13 ill people, 11 (85%) had onset dates in May 2018 (Figure 1). The ill person with the illness onset date of July 23, 2018 (Figure 1) reported obtaining the raw, breaded chicken products from Grocery Store B. The ill person with the illness onset date of September 27, 2018 (Figure 1) reported obtaining the raw, breaded chicken products from Food Pantry A in July 2018 and storing them in the freezer.
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By: Candess Zona-Mendola