Updated August 23 A multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef sold at ShopRite stores has ended after sickening 18 people in four states. The patients became ill on dates ranging from April 27, 2023, to July 6, 2023, seven of them were so sick they needed to be hospitalized. This outbreak likely included more illnesses that were unreported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“The hospitalization rate for this outbreak is about twice the average,” said noted Food Safety Attorney Eric Hageman, Managing Partner of Pritzker Hageman which recently won a landmark $6.5 million verdict for a client sickened by chicken contaminated with Salmonella.
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This outbreak is one of two ongoing Salmonella outbreaks linked to ground beef. The other one is a ground beef Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 26 people in Illinois.
ShopRite Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak
Cases have been reported from four states New Jersey (11), New York (5), Massachusetts (1), and Connecticut (1). The patients in this outbreak range in age from less than one year old to 97 years old, about 20 percent of them are under five years old. Health officials have interviewed 16 of the patients. Nine of them said they ate ground beef they purchased at ShopRite before they became ill. Of those, seven people said they purchased 80% lean ground beef products.
Symptoms of a Salmonella Infection
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, which include nausea, fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea that can be bloody, usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure. Health officials say the outbreak strain of Salmonella Saintpaul does not show resistance to antibiotics.
2022 Shoprite Salmonella Ground Beef
In July 2022, a ShopRite in Greenwich, NJ issued a Salmonella recall for ground beef. The recall included store-made packages of ground beef, meatloaf mix, and ground pork. It is not known if the supplier for that recalled ground beef is the same company that supplied the beef for this outbreak.
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If you or your family member developed a Salmonella infection and would like a free consultation with an experienced Salmonella lawyer, please contact us. The Pritzker Hageman Salmonella Legal Team has represented clients in every major Salmonella outbreak in the U.S. You can reach us by calling 1-888-377-8900, sending a text to 612-261-0856, or by completing the form below. There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we win.