BREAKING NEWS: Lafayette man dies after being pulled from Tippecanoe River Full Story

Multistate salmonella outbreak tied to chicken salad

An outbreak of salmonella infections linked to chicken salad has sickened 65 people in five states, the US Centers fo...

Posted: Feb 23, 2018 10:45 AM
Updated: Feb 23, 2018 10:45 AM

An outbreak of salmonella infections linked to chicken salad has sickened 65 people in five states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. No deaths have been reported, but 28 people have been hospitalized.

Diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps are the symptoms of salmonella poisoning. Signs of illness usually occur within 12 to 72 hours and last for four to seven days in most cases.

Salmonella poisoning has affected 65 people in five states

No deaths have been reported, but 28 people have been hospitalized

An investigation by the CDC and the US Department of Agriculture linked the outbreak to chicken salad produced by Triple T Specialty Meats Inc. in January and February and sold at Fareway grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. Most of the sick people are in Iowa.

Triple T Specialty Meats has recalled all chicken salad sold at Fareway stores between January 4 and February 9.

If consumers purchased chicken salad from Fareway but don't remember the date, they should not eat it, the CDC says. Either throw it away or return it to the store.

Even if some of the chicken salad was eaten or served with no ill effects, the CDC advises throwing the rest away in a sealed bag so children or animals cannot eat it. Wash and sanitize countertops, refrigerators or freezers -- wherever the salad was stored.

Because foods from animals may be contaminated with salmonella, never eat raw or undercooked eggs, poultry or meat, the CDC says.

Most people recover from a salmonella infection without treatment. However, for some, the diarrhea may be so severe that hospitalization is necessary. In rare cases, an infection can lead to death unless a patient receives prompt treatment with antibiotics.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 91°
Kokomo
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 91°
Rensselaer
Scattered Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 90°
Fowler
Scattered Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 90°
Williamsport
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 93°
Crawfordsville
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 88°
Frankfort
Broken Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 92°
Delphi
Scattered Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 92°
Monticello
Scattered Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 92°
Logansport
Scattered Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 90°
Another Hot and Humid Start to Work Week.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events