The Salmonella outbreak linked to Butterball ground turkey has ended after sickening seven people in three states with Salmonella Schwarzengrund infections. One person was hospitalized.
The outbreak was ongoing while another Salmonella outbreak was linked to raw turkey products. The strain in that outbreak, Salmonella Reading, is widespread in the industry, according to federal officials. The 42-state outbreak sickened 358 people and hospitalized 133 of them. One person died.
Pritzker Hageman Salmonella lawyers are representing several people sickened in that outbreak. One of them, a 5-year-old girl, developed a painful bone infection called osteomyelitis as a complication of her Salmonella infection.
Butterball Ground Turkey Salmonella Outbreak
In the Butterball outbreak, Wisconsin reported four illnesses. North Carolina reported two. And Minnesota reported one illness. The case-patients reported onset of illness from December 19 2018 to March 16, 2019. During interviews with health officials, most of them said they had eaten ground turkey purchased at a grocery store and prepared at home before they became ill.
The four Wisconsin case-patients live in the same home. Health officials collected and tested unopened ground turkey packages from that home. The Butterball ground turkey product was positive for the outbreak strain.
On March 13, 2019, Butterball of Mount Olive, North Carolina issued a recall of 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products for potential contamination with Salmonella Schwarzengrund.
Butterball Ground Turkey Salmonella Lawsuit
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