ATLANTA – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added 87 cases to the agency’s tally of Salmonella Newport infections linked to ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson Inc., which brings the total of case patients to 333.
The multistate outbreak included 28 states with Michigan, Mississippi and West Virginia adding newly reported illnesses, CDC said. Ninety-one individuals have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported since the last update on Nov. 15.
Epidemiologic and traceback evidence linked the illnesses to ground beef produced by the JBS plant in Tolleson, Arizona. The company launched a recall of approximately 6.9 million lbs. of beef products on concerns of contamination with Salmonella Newport. On Dec. 4, the company recalled an additional 5.2 million lbs. of beef products. More than 100 retailers, including chain retail locations and local stores, sold the recalled beef.
A list of affected products can be found here.