The Salmonella outbreak linked to cut fruit processed by Tailor Cut Produce has ended after sickening 165 people in 14 states. Seventy-three people were hospitalized.
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Although 14 states are included in the outbreak, exposure to the contaminated fruit occurred in four states where Tailor distributed the product: Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
The people sickened in this outbreak, who range in age from less than 1 to 92 years old, reported onset of symptoms on dates ranging from November 7, 2019, to January 11, 2020. Most of them said they ate cut fruit served at long-term care facilities, hospitals, hotels, or schools before they became ill. Some of them said they purchased cut fruit from multiple locations of a grocery store chain, the name of which was not disclosed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The CDC and FDA identified cut fruit, including honeydew melon, cantaloupe, pineapple, and grapes produced by Tailor Cut Produce of North Brunswick, New Jersey as the likely source of this outbreak using epidemiologic and traceback evidence. On December 7, 2019, the company issued a recall for the fruit.
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