No Recall in ShopRite Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak
Ground beef sold at ShopRite stores has been linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak but no recall has been issued. The four-state outbreak includes 16 people, six of whom have been hospitalized.
Four states have reported confirmed cases, although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak likely includes more states and more patients. So far, the case total from each state is: New Jersey (9), New York (5), Massachusetts (1), and Connecticut (1).
About 20 percent of the patients, who range in age from less than one year old to 97 years old, are children under five. Health officials have interviewed 14 of the patients. Seven of them said they ate 80% lean ground beef they had purchased at ShopRite before they became ill. Two more said they ate ground beef they bought at ShopRite prior to getting sick but couldn’t remember which percentage.