The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) have identified tomatoes as the source of the Salmonella Newport outbreak that has sickened dozens of people who ate at Chipotle restaurants in Minnesota since late August. A total of 64 cases and 22 locations now have been linked to the outbreak. Meal dates for the cases range from August 16 to August 28 and people became ill between August 19 and September 3.
Newport is a common serotype. Usually third most common after Typhimurium and Enteritidis. 161 Salmonella Newport outbreaks reported to the CDC between 1998 and 2013. (SOURCE: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/foodborneoutbreaks/Default.aspx)
Twelve Salmonella Newport outbreaks have implicated tomatoes.
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