We’ve been providing a monthly running tally of major Salmonella outbreaks since this spring.  Three more outbreaks to report today; one a little weird–Salmonella I4,[5],12:i:l inked to frozen mice; another a Salmonella outbreak linked to the famous Fort restaurant in Morrison, Colorado; and the last, and biggest, a major Salmonella serotype baildon and hartford outbreak linked to Taco Bell.  

The Salmonella outbreaks reported in past editions of this running tally include

  1. ConAgra’s Marie Calendar’s brand Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen entrees
  2. Skokie Country Club Outbreak
  3. Caldwell Fresh Foods Sprouts Outbreak
  4. Utah Raw Milk Outbreak
  5. Casa Lopez Outbreak in Ohio
  6. Los Dos Amigos Outbreak
  7. Subway Outbreak in Illinois
  8. Salami and Pepper Outbreak
  9. Chico "Margarita Mix Off" Outbreak
  10. Salmonella spinach and lettuce outbreaks/recalls

Salmonella Outbreak at The Fort

An outbreak of Salmonella in Morrison, Colorado has been linked to The Fort restaurant there. At least 28 patrons of the restaurant have been sickened, many after consuming rattlesnake cake, a crab-cake like dish made with rattlesnake meat. The Jefferson County Health Department has not yet identified the ingredient that made the diners ill, but it may be eggs or even the rattlesnake meat itself.

Mexican restaurant Salmonella baildon and hartford outbreak:

The CDC has announced that it is investigating outbreaks of Salmonella linked to a Mexican fast food chain, which they have not yet named. There are two strains of Salmonella involved – Salmonella Hartford and Salmonella Baildon. Both may be linked to the same restaurant. As of August 4, 150 people have been confirmed as part of the outbreaks. The Salmonella Hartford outbreak has reported 75 ill in 15 states since April 1. The breakdown by state is CO (1 ill), GA (1 ill), IL (5), IN (11), KY (23), MA (2), MI (3), MT (1), NC (1), NH (1), NY (1), OH (19), PA (1), SC (1) and WI (4). The Salmonella Bialdon outbreak has reported 80 ill persons since May 1, 2010. The number of ill people identified in each state with this strain is as follows: CT (1), GA (1), IA (1), IL (20), IN (4), KY (5), MA (1), MI (4), MN (5), NJ (6), NY (2), OH (6), OR (1), WA (1) and WI (22).