Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

USA: Salmonella infections linked to chicken

2 June, 2018

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and local health departments are investigating at least four cases of salmonellosis affecting one Minnesota resident and three Wisconsin residents. All four of the patients received frozen breaded chicken products at a Ruby’s Pantry pop-up location before their illnesses. Specifically, a raw breaded chicken product that may look fully cooked was distributed to Ruby’s Pantry patrons without cooking instructions or labels stating that the product was raw.
Ruby’s Pantry has locations throughout central Minnesota and western Wisconsin.