Monday, June 02, 2014

Foster Farms salmonella cases have now been reported in more than half of U.S. states

Salmonella cases linked to chicken from Foster Farms plants have reached 27 states and Puerto Rico, totaling 574 cases, up from 20 states and Puerto Rico and 232 cases in October, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control. Of those stricken with the disease, 37 percent have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

The seven states that have been added lately are Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Montana, Illinois, Delaware and Hawaii, with one reported case in each state. California accounts for 76 percent of all cases, with 441. Arizona has the next highest reported cases at 25. (Read more)

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