Are beef products the source of a Salmonella Muenchen outbreak? The U.S Department of Agricultures’s Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) suspects they are and has opened an investigation but provided no further information.

A few weeks ago, USDA FSIS announced it was investigating an E. coli outbreak linked to beef products. Generally, when USDA FSIS suspects that hamburger is the source of an outbreak it specifies “ground beef.”  With both of these outbreaks, the suspected source is listed as “beef.”

Ground beef is a common culprit in food poisoning outbreaks. That’s because grinding beef mixes bacteria that might be on the exterior of a cut of meat throughout the finished product.

Often ground beef outbreaks are associated with E. coli bacteria. But outbreaks have also been linked to Salmonella.

Beef Salmonella outbreak

Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Beef Products

Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak at Intl Marketplace in Midvale, UT

In mid-April, Utah health investigated a possible ground beef Salmonella outbreak associated with International Marketplace in Midvale, Utah. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) launched the investigation after samples of ground beef tested positive for Salmonella enterica. The number of illnesses under investigation was not released.


Stater Bros. Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak

In 2019, a Salmonella outbreak linked to Stater Bros. ground beef sickened 13 people, one of whom died. The contaminated meat was produced by Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, CA which issued a recall.

JBS Tolleson Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak

In 2018, a  Salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson and sold under the brand names Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Comnor Perfect Choice, Gourmet Burger, Grass Run Farms Natural Beef, JBS Generic, Kroger, Showcase and Walmart sickened 403 people in 30 states.

Salmonella Lawyers with Experience

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