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190 with Salmonella Heidelberg Due to Meal Mart Broiled Chicken Livers

1chickenlivers-label.jpgCDC Final Outbreak Report:  A total of 190 illnesses due to Salmonella Heidelberg with the outbreak pattern were reported from 6 states.

The number of ill persons identified in each state the product is distributed to is as follows: New York (109), New Jersey (62), Pennsylvania (10), Maryland (6), Ohio (2), and Minnesota (1).

Collaborative investigative efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory agencies indicated that a product labeled as “kosher broiled chicken livers” is the source of this outbreak.

Contaminated “kosher broiled chicken livers” were recalled from grocery stores but may still be in consumers’ homes.

Consumers should check their homes for recalled products and not eat them; restaurant and food service operators should not serve them.