By Candess Zona-Mendola of MakeFoodSafe
There is another outbreak linked to Del Monte Veggie Trays and Kwik Trip stores, reports the Wisconsin Department of Health today. It is not related to last year’s Cyclopora outbreak. This one is instead linked to several Salmonella illnesses in Wisconsin and Minnesota. So far, we know that 3 people are sick in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota. However, there may be more illnesses linked to this outbreak due to the amount of time it takes from reporting to confirmed outbreak link. Those with confirmed illnesses became sick between April 13 and April 27, 2019.
In this Del Monte Salmonella Outbreak, Kwik Trip has reported that they have removed the affected veggie trays for their inventory. But, Kwik Trip was not the only retailer. Del Monte vegetable trays may also have been distributed to other retailers in Wisconsin. Investigation for product distribution is ongoing. In the meantime, the investigating health agencies advise consumers to not eat the following products:
- Del Monte Vegetable Tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip) 6 oz.
- Del Monte Vegetable Tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip) 12 oz.
As always, if you think you ate a Del Monte product that was contaminated with Salmonella and are having food poisoning symptoms, medical attention is recommended. Be sure to also report it to your local health department.
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