The Salmonella outbreaks just keep coming. Two different strains of the bacteria have been associated with over 150 illnesses tied to Taco Bell, and hundreds, if not thousands, more are linked to recently recalled eggs. Now, it appears that pickles in Chicago are the source of a new outbreak.
Cook County public health officials have reportedly stated that six confirmed cases of salmonella have been linked to "pickles purchased from the Assi Market in the Chicago suburb of Niles. Five people have been hospitalized."
The ill persons ate pickles made at the market and sold in plastic bags between July 25 and July 27, with an Aug. 24 sell-by date. There is no word yet on which strain of Salmonella is invovled, although cross-contamination has been raised as a possibility.