By:  Jory Lange

Thirty-three people have been hospitalized and one hundred twenty people have been infected with Salmonella Newport in a Salmonella beef outbreak.

Salmonella bacteria (red)/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Salmonella bacteria (red)/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

The CDC has identified beef from JBS Tolleson as the source of this outbreak.  On October 23rd, the CDC reported that people in twenty two states are now sick with Salmonella food poisoning as part of this Salmonella beef outbreak.

Confirmed Salmonella infections have been reported in: Arizona (21 cases), California (27 cases), Colorado (23 cases), Hawaii (1 case), Idaho (2 cases), Iowa (1 case), Illinois (1 case), Indiana (1 case), Kansas (1 case), Kentucky (1 case), Minnesota (1 case), Montana (5 cases), New Mexico (1 case), Nevada (3 cases), Ohio (2 cases), Oklahoma (4 cases), Oregon (1 case), South Dakota (6 cases), Texas (2 cases), Utah (9 cases), Washington (3 cases), and Wyoming (4 cases).  The first reported illness occurred on August 5, 2018.  The most recently reported illness occurred near the end of September.

As a result of this outbreak, JBS Tolleson, Inc., of Tolleson, Arizona, has recalled 6.5 million pounds of beef products, including ground beef, which may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport.  The beef products subject to this recall were produced and packaged between July 26, 2018 and September 7, 2018.  They were sold to retailers across the nation under numerous different brand names.

A list of stores where the recalled beef was sold appears here.