The Salmonella outbreak linked to cut fruit processed by Tailor Cut Produce of North Brunswick, New Jersey has ended after sickening 165 people in 14 states. Seventy-three people were hospitalized.
Although 14 states are included in the outbreak, the people sickened were exposed to the contaminated fruit in four states where Tailor distributed the product: Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Illnesses were from November 7, 2019, to January 11, 2020, among patients who range in age from less than 1 to 92 years old. Most of them said that before they got sick they ate cut fruit served at long-term care facilities, hospitals, hotels, or schools. Some said they purchased cut fruit from multiple locations of a grocery store chain. Neither the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nor the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has disclosed the name of the grocery store chain.
Using epidemiologic and traceback evidence, the CDC and FDA identified cut fruit, including honeydew melon, cantaloupe, pineapple, and grapes produced by Tailor Cut Produce as the likely source of this outbreak On December 7, 2019, the company issued a recall for the fruit.
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