The Salmonella outbreak linked to a fruit mix made by Tailor Cut Produce has surged to include 85 more cases over the last three weeks. The outbreak now includes 96 people in 11 states, 27 of whom have been hospitalized.
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On December 9, 2019, the New Brunswick, NJ based company issued a recall for cut fruit including chunks of honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple and mix called fruit luau containing grapes mixed with all three. The cut fruit was not sold directly to consumers in grocery stores. It was distributed to institutional clients including hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, and hotels.
The 85 additional cases occurred during the same time period as the first 11 cases but were not confirmed at the time of the last update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency said in its update yesterday. The illnesses, which include people who range in age from less than 1 to 92 years old, occurred between November 15, 2019, to December 10, 2019.
The 11 states reporting illnesses from this outbreak are: California (1), Colorado (1), Connecticut (1), Delaware (39), Illinois (1), Minnesota (1), New Jersey (12), New York (4), Pennsylvania (34), Virginia (1), and Washington (1). Tailor Cut Produce distributes fruit in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. Illnesses reported from other states were travel-related.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea that is sometimes bloody. Some people, including those who are elderly 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.