A Salmonella outbreak linked to Del Monte vegetable trays sold at Kwik Trip stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin has sickened four people. Other stores may also have sold the contaminated vegetable trays, Wisconsin health officials said.
This is the second time in the last 12 months that Del Monte vegetable trays sold at Kwik Trip stores have been linked to a food poisoning outbreak. Last year, a Cyclospora outbreak linked to trays containing the same ingredients – broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip, sickened 250 people in four states. The food poisoning attorneys at Pritzker Hageman are representing 120 people sickened in that outbreak.
The illnesses in this outbreak were reported between April 13 and April 27, 2019. State health officials say that due to the lag in reporting time for a Salmonella, it’s possible that other illnesses have yet to be reported.
A recall for the vegetable trays has not yet been issued. But state health officials are advising that consumers not eat the products associated with this outbreak. They are Del Monte Vegetable Trays, sold in 6 oz and 12 oz sizes, containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip.
How Did Salmonella Get on the Vegetables?
Salmonella bacteria live in nature and in the intestines of animals. Food becomes contaminated with Salmonella when feces from an infected animal comes into contact with it. This can happen when an infected food worker does not wash hands properly after using the restroom and then handles food.
Symptoms of an infection include fever, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and vomiting. These symptoms usually occur within six to 72 hours of exposure and last about a week.
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