Hamburger.jpgAccording to the CDC today, the number of ill linked to ground beef produced by Cargill held steady. A total of 33 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 7 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Maine (1), Massachusetts (3), New Hampshire (2), New York (14), Rhode Island (1), Virginia (2), and Vermont (10). 11 ill persons have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported. Collaborative investigation efforts of state, local, and federal public health (CDC) and regulatory agencies (FSIS) indicate that ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions at a single production facility is the likely source of this outbreak. This evening FSIS announced an expanded list of retail outlets that received Cargill meat that is now subject to a 30,000 pound recall:

Hannaford, Stores in ME, MA, NH, NY and VT

Country Market in CT

Brackett’s Market, Will’s Shop N’ Save and Gray Shop N’ Save in ME

Pure Food Market, Inc, IGA in MAHunter’s Shop ‘n Save in NH

IGA, Peck’s Market, Hurley Ridge Market, Wilson’s Lakeside Market and G-Mart in NY

IGA, Town Market in NJ

Lake Region IGA in PA