By: Candess Zona Mendola of

The CDC announced on July 25, 2023 another ground beef Salmonella outbreak. So far, 16 people in 4 states are sick: Connecticut (1), Massachusetts (1), New Jersey (9), and New York (5).

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Four of the outbreak victims have been hospitalized, and thankfully no one had died. Those sick range in age from less than one year old to 97 years old. Nineteen percent (19%) of them are children under five years of age.

All of the people who remembered the type of ground beef they ate and where they bought it reported eating 80% lean ground beef purchased from ShopRite locations in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York before they got sick.

Ground beef is the only common food people reported eating. Investigators are working to identify the source of the ground beef sick people ate in this outbreak. Any ground beef can have germs, like Salmonella. Always cook ground beef to an internal temperature of 160°F.

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