Salmonella Ground Beef Outbreak Sickens 40 across 8 States
EMSL Analytical offers testing services for Salmonella and other foodborne illnesses in our advanced microbiology laboratories.
According to Safety News Today, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that 40 people have fallen ill across eight states due to an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Enteritidis in ground beef.
The CDC reports that the states with reported illnesses include Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. To date, eleven of the victims have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.
On July 22, Cargill Meat Solutions announced their recall of 29,339 pounds of fresh ground beef linked to the outbreak. Health officials believe that most of the infected meat has been consumed by now, but encourage consumers to check their freezers to ensure they don’t still have any of the contaminated meat.
Individuals affected by a Salmonella outbreak typically develop fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after the infection, and the illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Healthy individuals can usually recover without treatment, but young children, the elderly, and those with a weak immune system may develop a more severe illness requiring hospitalization.
“EMSL Analytical’s advanced microbiology laboratories, located across the country, provide rapid testing services for food pathogens, such as Salmonella,” states EMSL’s Vice President of Microbiology, Jason Dobranic, Ph.D. “In testing for foodborne pathogens, we provide the food industry with scientifically and legally defensible data in our analysis reports.”
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EMSL Analytical is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. We provide analytical services for environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene, forensics and materials science, consumer products, food safety, PCR, pharmaceutical, asbestos, lead, and radiological samples. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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