The CDC reports that a total of 33 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 7 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Maine (1), Massachusetts (3), New Hampshire (2), New York (14), Rhode Island (1), Virginia (2), and Vermont (10).
11 ill persons have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.
Collaborative investigation efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory agencies indicate that ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions at a single production facility is the likely source of this outbreak.
On July 22, 2012, Cargill Meat Solutions recalled 29,339 pounds of fresh ground beef products.External Web Site Icon
Consumers should check their refrigerators and freezers for recalled productsExternal Web Site Icon and not eat them; retailers and food service operators should not serve them.
Preliminary results of antibiotic susceptibility testing indicate that this strain of Salmonella is susceptible to commonly prescribed antibiotics.
CDC and state and local public health partners are continuing laboratory surveillance through PulseNet to identify additional ill persons.