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JBS beef recall now sickens 120 peopleJBS beef recall now sickens 120 people

Salmonella outbreak resulting from 6.5 million lb. of beef products affecting people in 22 states.

October 26, 2018

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JBS beef recall now sickens 120 people

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, public health and regulatory officials in several states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety & Inspection Service are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson Inc.

On Oct. 4, 2018, JBS Tolleson of Tolleson, Ariz., recalled approximately 6.5 million lb. of beef products, including ground beef, that may be contaminated with S. Newport.

CDC continues to advise consumers and retailers not to eat, serve or sell recalled ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson linked to the salmonella infection outbreak.

To date, 63 more people have been reported ill from 14 states since the last update on Oct. 4, bringing the total number of sick people to 120 in 22 states.

Six more states reported illness in people: Hawaii, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington. Thirty-three people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

The most recent illness started on Sept. 28, 2018.

This investigation is ongoing, and CDC said it will provide updates when more information is available.

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