Before, it was onions, and now it’s peaches. The United States now recalls peaches after new salmonella outbreaks have sickened 78 people in 12 states. In the recall, the US includes loose peaches and peach products. The CDC also warned Americans not to buy any peaches or peach products, especially if they don’t know where the food came from.
New Salmonella Outbreaks in the US
In the CDC report, the contaminated peaches landed on the 78 victims’ dinner tables between June 29 and August 3. Likewise, out of the 78 victims, 23 got sent to the hospital. Victims included kids and senior citizens, from one to 92 years old.
CNN also says that these salmonella outbreaks could continue. Based on the CDC report, CNN says that people may already have gotten sick but have not gotten reported yet. The time between illness and reporting varies between 2 to 4 weeks.
The reports say that peaches are the likely cause of the outbreak.
Tracing Tainted Peaches
CNN adds that the Wawona Packing Company LLC, based in California, shipped the dirty peaches to retailers in 34 states. As of now, the US FDA also said that these states could increase.
Several companies, including Kroger, Target, and Walmart, have already recalled their peaches or peach products. These products also include bagged peaches, loose peaches, and peaches sold in bulk. Even peach salsa got recalled, particularly the salsa labeled as Perfectly Peach Salsa.
After you eat tainted food, you’ll start suffering diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. These symptoms could start between six hours and six days after consumption. They could also last between four days to a week. Kids below 5, or seniors above 65, could suffer severe illness.