The FDA is investigating two new outbreaks of Salmonella infections that have together sickened more than 50 people.
An outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup has sickened 40 people, but the Food and Drug Administration has not reported where the people live or what their ages are.
Also, the agency has not identified a source of the Salmonella Braenderup, but it reports it has begun traceback efforts. The outbreak announcement does not indicate what food or foods are being traced.
In another outbreak, Salmonella Paratyphi B var. L(+) tartrate+ has sickened at least 13 people, but again the FDA has not reported what states the patients live in or an age range for them.
As with the Salmonella Braenderup outbreak, the FDA has not yet identified a source for the Salmonella Paratyphi B var. L(+) tartrate+ infections. Traceback investigation has begun, according to the FDA, but the agency has not revealed what food or foods are being traced.
In an outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes that was posted June 15, the FDA is reporting that traceback efforts have begun, but the agency is not reporting what food or foods are being traced. A dozen patients have been confirmed in the outbreak, but their states of residence and age range has not been revealed.
The FDA continues to warn people against eating fresh organic strawberries that they may have frozen after purchase because of an outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the United States and Canada.
“These potentially contaminated strawberries were imported from Baja California, a state in northern Mexico, and branded as FreshKampo and HEB by a common supplier; they were purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 15, 2022. The Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are also investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A. Imported FreshKampo brand fresh organic strawberries have been identified as the likely source of the outbreak in Canada,” according to an FDA outbreak update.
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