USFDA Probes New Salmonella Outbreak
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a new Salmonella outbreak and continues to work on ongoing outbreaks, according to a new report from the agency, Coral Beach reported for Food Safety News.
Photo Insert: The origin of the outbreak that has already sickened 19 people has yet to be traced.
Very few details are available on the new Salmonella outbreak, which has sickened at least 19 people, according to an FDA announcement. The agency did not report where the patients infected with the strain of Salmonella javiana live.
The FDA has not yet reported what food or foods are related to the Salmonella javiana outbreak. The agency also has not yet begun traceback or sample testing.
An investigation continues into an outbreak of E. Coli infections linked to baby spinach and has sickened 10 people across seven states. Two of the patients have been so sick they had to be admitted to hospitals.
The FDA has begun product traceback, on-site inspections, and sample collection and analysis in the outbreak traced to the organic baby spinach, but no brand or producer has been named.
The FDA said it will issue public health advisories for outbreak investigations that result in “specific, actionable steps for consumers — such as throwing out or avoiding specific foods — to take to protect themselves.”