Tailor Cut Produce Fruit Mix has been identified as the potential source of a Salmonella outbreak at hospitals and nursing homes in southeastern Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Food And Drug Administration (FDA). Thirty-one people at two nursing homes and two hospitals are part of this outbreak. Investigators say many of them ate the fruit mix, which contains cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grapes, before they became ill.
The company distributes its products to restaurants, schools, banquet facilities, hotels and institutional establishments in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The FDA is cautioning these clients not sell or serve this product. A recall has not yet been announced, but the company’s leadership said it will work with the FDA to implement one, the agency said.
The outbreak strain Salmonella Javiana has been identified among patients at three of the four facilities. The investigation is ongoing.
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Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, called salmonellosis, include diarrhea that is sometimes bloody, abdominal pain and fever. People who are elderly or frail and those who have compromised immune systems are at elevated risk of developing more serious cases of salmonellosis and more severe complications associated with these infections.