Salmonella Outbreak In 26 States Linked To Raw Turkey

At least 90 people are believed to have been affected
The outbreak linked to raw turkey

A salmonella outbreak which has spread across 26 states has been linked to raw turkey.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]: "Raw turkey products from a variety of sources are contaminated with Salmonella Reading and are making people sick."

While no deaths have been attributed to the outbreak, at least 40 people have been hospitalized, in states including New York, Minnesota, Illinois and Texas - which have reported the highest number of cases.

Widespread

Because no single source of raw turkey has been identified as the source of the outbreak, CDC suggests the issues 'might be widespread in the turkey industry'.

Various products and companion animal food products have been linked to the outbreak.

According to CDC: "CDC and USDA-FSIS have shared this information with representatives from the turkey industry and asked about steps that they may be taking to reduce Salmonella contamination."

Sign up for our newsletter to get the best of Plant Based News delivered to your inbox weekly.
------

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself. 

Reuse this content
PBN Contributor:

Maria is the Editor of Plant Based News. A former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. You can follow her on Twitter @MariaChiorando and Instagram @mariachiorando.

(c) 2018 Plant Based News LTD. All Rights Reserved. Content must not be copied without permission.

Join the conversation

Since you're here...
Plant Based News is a FREE service that receives millions of views each week on YoutubeFacebookInstagramTwitterour weekly newsletter and this website. This takes a lot of our personal time, money and hard work. But we do it because we KNOW it makes a difference. If those following our reporting helped by contributing, we could do even more. Please consider supporting us so we can create further awareness about animal rights, environmentalism, ethical consumerism and the plant-based lifestyle. Not a false narrative - but information that empowers people to make better choices.

Support Plant Based News For As Little As £1

It's World Vegan Day