By:  Jory Lange

Since the CDC’s last update in late December, 63 more people have been infected with Salmonella Reading.  107 people have been hospitalized.  1 person from California has died. The Salmonella outbreak has been linked to raw turkey products.  

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The CDC’s and FDA’s investigations reveal that raw turkey products from multiple different sources have become contaminated with Salmonella Reading.  Victims of this Salmonella outbreak report eating multiple different types and brands of turkey products purchased at numerous different locations.  The specific Salmonella strain in this outbreak has been identified in samples taken from live turkeys, raw turkey pet food, and raw turkey products.  

Multiple raw turkey products have been recalled in connection with this outbreak.  Here is a list of the turkey products have been recalled so far.

The fact that the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading has been found both in live turkeys and in multiple different kinds of raw turkey products, indicates that it may be widespread in the turkey industry. According to the CDC, “CDC and USDA-FSIS have shared this information with representatives from the turkey industry and requested that they take steps to reduce Salmonella contamination.”

Thus far, this Salmonella outbreak has infected people in forty one states.