A Listeria outbreak has sickened 24 people in 13 states, 22 people have been hospitalized two of whom have died. Results from genetic tests performed on the outbreak strain show that it closely resembles the strain linked to an ongoing Listeria outbreak in Canada linked to Rosemount brand diced, cooked chicken.
Rosemount has issued a recall for the chicken which was distributed to cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes. Seven illnesses in three Canadian provinces have been reported– five in Ontario and one each in Columbia and Manitoba.
During their investigation, Canadian health officials tested multiple samples of frozen, cooked, diced chicken. One of them that tested positive was produced by Tip Top Poultry, Inc. of Rockmart, GA. Tip Top issued a recall for diced, cooked chicken sold to hotels and restaurants nationwide under the brand names Tip Top, Perdue, Gordon, West Creek and Sysco.
U.S. health officials say their investigation is still ongoing and they have not yet identified a specific food source. Working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state health officials are gathering information from those sickened, who range in age from 35 to 92, about foods they ate before they became ill.
The 24 illnesses reported in this outbreak occurred between July 20, 2017 and August 1, 2019. The case count by state is: California (4), Florida (1), Iowa (1), Illinois (4), Indiana (1), Kansas (1), Kentucky (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (3), New York (2), Ohio (2), Oregon (2), and Texas (1).
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