Tailor Cut Fruit Salmonella Outbreak 96 Reported Salmonella Javiana Cases Confirmed.
As of January 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced that they have received 96 reports of people affected by this multi-state outbreak. Although the company issued a recall on their fruit mix with cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grapes products on December 7th, 2019, new cases linked to the outbreak have continued to surface. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is working along with the CDC and local partners to investigate the Salmonella Javian outbreak.
Tailor Cut Produce has reported that even with the recall still inaction the potentially contaminated products may still be being served in restaurants, banquet facilities, hotels, schools, long-term care facilities, and institutional food service establishments. The fruit company has stated that a lot of the potentially contaminated products may have been distributed to facilities in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. According to the FDA, although the salmonella cases were from 11 different states the people affected by the outbreak have reported visiting the four main states which received the products from Tailor Cut in the week before their symptoms started.
The last reported case of the outbreak was notified to the CDC on December 10, 2019. The states that have reported cases of Salmonella Javiana 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). The FDA has advised all facilities who may have received products from Tailor Cut to consult with their distributor to confirm the source of the fruit mix and cut fruit used in their operations before serving them.
People normally contract salmonella when they eat food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria, sadly there is no way to distinguish the contaminate food at first glance as the food looks, smells, and tastes normal. Salmonella Javiana, in particular, can cause severe cases of Salmonellosis. Those who contract salmonellosis may experience mild to severe gastrointestinal illness and should contact a salmonella lawyer a soon as they are able to for legal assistance.