574 People Sick in 27 States from Chicken



The CDC just reported that 574 people in 27 states have reported salmonella relating to chicken from Foster Farms (http://www.fosterfarms.com/).  One of these has been linked to a man in Georgia.  Thirty-seven (37) percent have been reportedly hospitalized and 13% have developed blood infections.  No deaths have been reported thus far.

Whats strange about this incident is the fact that the original outbreak was reported over a year ago – March 1, 2013 – and that many of the people interviewed said that they had gotten sick from newly purchased chicken – not chicken that had been previously purchased and frozen.

You can read a good article on this at http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/05/cdc-50-new-cases-of-salmonella-linked-to-foster-farms/#.U4Xf4pRdWzu.  Food Safety News is an excellent site to monitor similar incidents.

Please let us know if you believe you have suffered an illness relating to Foster Farms.



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