Published: Sun, August 05, 2018
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CDC: Chicken causes more illness than any other food

CDC: Chicken causes more illness than any other food

One person became ill in Tennessee who had traveled to a state where Hy-Vee grocery stores are located.

A total of at least 79 people from nine states have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak tied to recalled Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. The recalled pasta salad was sold in 1-pound (16 oz.) and 3-pound (48 oz.) plastic containers or may have been scooped at the deli counter into clear plastic containers.

The recalled salad, which was produced between June 1 and July 13, has expiration dates ranging between June 22 and August 3.

Salmonella symptoms usually last four to seven days, and most people improve without treatment. Eighteen of the affected people have been hospitalized.

The salmonella outbreak is caused by a chicken which occurred in between 2013 and 2014, and it caused the second most hospitalizations as 200 cases have been yet reported and this outbreak is extended by cucumbers in 2015 which caused 204 cases of hospitalizations.

Food safety attorney Fred Pritzker, who has represented many clients in the Fareway Foods chicken salad Salmonella outbreak that took place in spring 2018, said, "Ready-to-eat foods should never be contaminated with enough pathogenic bacteria to make someone sick". Life-threatening complications also may develop if the infection spreads beyond your intestines.

If you purchased this product, throw it away or return it to the store for a refund.

"In some cases, the diarrhea associated with salmonella infection can be so dehydrating as to require prompt medical attention".

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and even fatal infections, especially in children five and younger, frail or elderly people, or those with weakened immune systems.

CDC reminds the public not to eat recalled Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad.

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