2016 Salmonella outbreak revealed this week by CDC, FDA

June 30, 2017

Federal officials this week released the first reports on a Salmonella outbreak in 2016 that sickened more than 30 people across nine states and was traced to fresh hot peppers.

The outbreak hit people from Texas to Minnesota, causing the hospitalization of at least eight out of 32 confirmed victims, according to a report in the “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“This is the first report of this outbreak,” a CDC spokeswoman told Food Safety News on Thursday.

“Investigators could not determine what specific type of hot pepper was causing illness, or