Thursday, December 13, 2018

Sick toll rises to 333 in JBS salmonella issue

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 87 additional cases of Salmonella Newport food poisoning linked to beef recalled by JBS Tolleson of Arizona.

That brings the total to 333 people scattered over 28 states.

The beef was marketed to more than 100 retailers.

Ninety-one people required hospital treatment, but nobody has died.

The recalled beef products, including ground beef, were packaged from July 26 to Sept. 7. They are marked from EST. 267.

JBS Tolleson recalled 6.9 million pounds of beef products on Oct. 4 and another 5.2 million pounds on Dec. 4.