Ground beef related to recent national Salmonella outbreak; 1 dead, 8 hospitalized
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention published an investigation notice on Friday identifying recent multi-state Salmonella cases involving ground beef.
The CDC reports 10 people are infected with the Salmonella Dublin strain across six states. Eight of those infected have been hospitalized and one has died.
A specific source of the infected ground beef has not been identified.
While the CDC is not telling consumers to stop eating ground beef, they are reminding the public to thoroughly cook the meat to 160 degrees in order to prevent food poisoning from raw or undercooked beef.
They are also advising the public to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds after coming in contact with raw ground beef and to wash any items that come in contact with the meat product with hot, soapy water.
It is also recommended to freeze or refrigerate raw ground beef on the bottom shelf within two hours of purchasing it.
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