In a follow-up on the multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to chicken salad, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported an additional 105 more ill people, bringing the total to 170 cases in seven states. Iowa has reported 149 cases, or 87 percent of the total.
Indiana and South Dakota are new states reporting outbreak cases.
Of the 170 ill people, 62 required hospitalization due to their illness. No deaths have been reported.
Officials say the newly reported ill people likely bought contaminated chicken salad before it was recalled. The last reported illness began on February 18, 2018.
On February 21, 2018, Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc. recalled all chicken salad produced from January 2, 2018 to February 7, 2018.
The recalled chicken salad was sold in containers of various weights from the deli at Fareway grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota from January 4, 2018, to February 9, 2018.
CDC recommends people do not eat recalled chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores. If you don’t remember the date when you purchased chicken salad from Fareway, do not eat it. Throw it away or return it to the store.
This investigation is ongoing.