Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Chicken Producer Isn’t Over

LIVINGSTON, Calif. (April 10, 2014) A salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken isn't over and has now infected 524 people in 25 states and Puerto Rico, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The CDC released the updated numbers on Wednesday.

The agency reported in January that the outbreak, which surfaced in March 2013, appeared to be over, but the CDC noted an uptick in illnesses in February.

The outbreak led to a public health alert from the U.S. Department of Agriculture about raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California.

Although no one has died, the CDC says the outbreak strains have been resistant to several commonly prescribed antibiotics.

Foster Farms says it has implemented a salmonella control program that has reduced the prevalence of salmonella in its products.


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