A multistate outbreak of salmonella linked to chicken salad has caused at least 170 illnesses, including nearly 30 who required emergency hospitalization because their symptoms were so severe.
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What’s the problem?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday issued an update to the Feb. 21 recall notice issued by the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
In the two weeks since the recall was announced, the agencies reported an additional 105 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium associated with chicken salad products sold at Fareway supermarkets in Indiana, South Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Texas. This brings the total to at least 170 cases, with 149 occurring in Iowa alone, according to the CDC.
- Abdominal cramps
- Blood in the stool
Because salmonella infection is severely dehydrating, the main course of treatment focuses on replacing lost fluids and electrolytes. Severe cases may require hospitalization and fluids delivered intravenously. Additionally, your doctor may recommend a combination of anti-diarrheal medications and/or antibiotics, depending on your particular case.
How Does Chicken Get Contaminated?
Investigators are still uncertain about how the current batch of recalled chicken became tainted with Salmonella Typhimurium; however, in general, foods may be contaminated anywhere along the food supply chain. Contamination can occur if the chicken is not properly cooked to a safe temperature. Cross-contamination may occur where the salad was produced, if uncooked chicken came into contact with cooked chicken. There could also have been a problem with one of the other ingredients in the salad: vegetables, spices, herbs, mayonnaise can all contain dangerous foodborne bacteria.
Do I Have a Chicken Salad Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Chicken Salad lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella infection cases in all 50 states.
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