Chicken Salad Causes Mass Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak
An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to chicken salad continues to spread, bringing the number of ill people to a total of 170. Illness reports began on February 18, 2018, prompting Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc. to recall all chicken salad produced from January 2, 2018, to February 7, 2018.
Since the recall was made another 105 people were sickened, likely due to having previously purchased chicken salad within the recall dates.
Currently, there are 7 states reporting contamination and of the 170 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium 62 hospitalizations and no deaths have been reported.
CDC recommends people do not eat recalled chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.
The recalled chicken salad was sold in containers of various weights from the deli at Fareway grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota from January 4, 2018, to February 9, 2018.