Global & Disaster Medicine

Chicken Salad & The Case of the Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium


  • CDC recommends people do not eat recalled chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.
    • On February 21, 2018, Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc. recalled all chicken salad produced from January 2, 2018 to February 7, 2018.
    • The recalled chicken salad was sold in containers of various weights from the deli at Fareway grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota from January 4, 2018 to February 9, 2018.
    • Even if some of the chicken salad was eaten or served and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away. Put it in a sealed bag in the trash so that children, pets, and other animals can’t eat it.
    • Wash and sanitize countertops as well as drawers or shelves in refrigerators or freezers where recalled chicken salad was stored.
    • If you don’t remember the date when you purchased chicken salad from Fareway, don’t eat it. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

Photo of chicken salad.

  • CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections.
  • Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that chicken salad produced by Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc. and sold at Fareway grocery stores is the likely source of this multistate outbreak.
  • Sixty-five people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from five states.
    • Twenty-eight hospitalizations have been reported.
    • No deaths have been reported.
  • This investigation is ongoing. CDC will provide updates when more information is available.

People infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:b:-, by state of residence, as of February 16, 2018


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