Not being the sharpest tool in the shed as a child, when I was younger I thought that the easiest and simplest way to avoid getting Salmonella was to just not eat salmon. Seemed easy enough to my 12 year old brain.
The ongoing Salmonella outbreak that's been concerning to Illinois residents and the entire country has grown from 592 infections to 652, and has added another state reporting infections, making it now 37 states being affected.
Earlier this week, we told you about the multi-state Salmonella outbreak, and how of the 29 states reporting cases of Salmonellosis, Illinois had the third most behind Texas and Oklahoma. Those numbers have now grown.
Last week, we told you that Italian-style meats were being linked to a Salmonella outbreak happening in Illinois, along with 16 other states. At the time, no brand name had been identified as being the source. Now, they have.
Today is just not a good day for food news. First, we find out that there will very likely be a shortage of Thanksgiving Day turkeys, and now we're being told that Italian-style meats (which I love) are being linked to Salmonella outbreaks in 17 states, including Illinois.