As of October 23, 2018, 120 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 22 states.
Illnesses started on dates ranging from August 5, 2018 to September 28, 2018.
Thirty-three people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
On October 4, 2018, JBS Tolleson, Inc., of Tolleson, Arizona, recalled approximately 6.5 million pounds of beef products, including ground beef, which may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport.
Recalled beef products were produced and packaged from July 26, 2018, to September 7, 2018 and were shipped to retailers nationwide under many brand names.
Products are labeled with the establishment number “EST. 267.” This is usually found inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Visit the USDA-FSIS website for a list of stores and states where the recalled ground beef was sold. The list is organized by state in alphabetical order. It may be updated as more information becomes available.
Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell recalled beef products and should check food storage and freezers for them.
If possible, retailers who received recalled beef products should contact their customers to alert them of the recall.
Consumers who have ground beef in their homes labeled with the establishment number “EST. 267” should check the USDA-FSIS website for a list of stores and states where recalled ground beef was sold. Do not eat recalled ground beef. Return it to the store or throw it away.
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