Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Attributed to Contaminated Fish


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has documented 102 cases of salmonellosis attributed to consumption of fish distributed by Northeast Seafood Products of Denver, CO.  Major supermarket chains sold 16 species of fish implicated in the outbreak including sole, halibut, salmon and trout.  Cases have been identified in 14 states with illnesses occurring between May 11th and September 7th.  As with most outbreaks of foodborne salmonellosis the actual number of patients exceeds the number as determined by clinical examination and subsequent laboratory investigation if performed.