Salmonella outbreak: Three in Wisconsin, one in Minnesota sickened from tainted veggie trays

WASHINGTON (WXOW) – The FDA and CDC is working with state agencies in Wisconsin and Minnesota on a recall of vegetable trays linked to a salmonella outbreak.

The FDA released information stating that two types of Del Monte Vegetable Trays in six and 12 ounce versions are under investigation. Consumers are urged not to eat the trays which contain broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip.

Three people in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota reported illnesses after purchasing the trays from a Kwik Trip location according to the FDA. A tight shot of a Kwik Trip sign on Kwik Trip station's canopy

They said the people reported becoming ill between April 13 and April 27, 2019. There may be others that haven’t yet reported illnesses they added.

The FDA said Kwik Trip is cooperating with the investigation and has removed all Del Monte veggie trays from their stores.

The investigation is part of an ongoing multi-state outbreak linked to the consumption of Del Monte vegetable trays.

Salmonellosis is caused by consuming food or water contaminated with Salmonella bacteria, or by direct or indirect contact with fecal matter from infected people or animals. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pains, fever, and vomiting that lasts for several days. Bloodstream infections are rare, but can be quite serious in young children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Most people recover from salmonellosis on their own, but may require extra fluids to prevent dehydration. It is important to wash fruits and vegetables before eating them to prevent illness from Salmonella and other bacteria.

If you have consumed a Del Monte Vegetable tray purchased at any retail location and are experiencing symptoms of salmonellosis, contact your health care provider.

Ill consumers in Wisconsin should also contact their local health department and ill Minnesotans should contact the Minnesota Department of Health.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Minnesota Department of Health, and Wisconsin local health departments are working with the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the outbreak.

More than 200 people were sickened in an outbreak of cyclosporiasis last year also linked to Del Monte Vegetable Trays. 

Kevin Millard

Kevin Millard

Kevin Millard-Social Media Digital Content Manager for WXOW.

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