As of December 7, 2018, this outbreak investigation is over.
A total of 25 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella I 4,,12:i:- were reported from six states.
Eleven people were hospitalized, including one death reported from New York.
Kosher chicken products were contaminated with Salmonella I 4,,12:i:- and made people sick.
In interviews, ill people reported eating kosher chicken, and when asked about the specific brand eaten, several people reported Empire Kosher brand.
The outbreak strain was also identified in samples of raw chicken collected from two facilities, including one facility that processes Empire Kosher brand chicken.