70 Sickened in Wisconsin Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pork Carnitas

July 30, 2015

The final case count for the Salmonella outbreak in Kenosha County, WI, in May was 70 people.

The illnesses, first reported to the Kenosha County Division of Health (KCDOH) on May 14, were eventually linked to pork carnitas sold at Supermercado Los Corrales during Mother’s Day weekend (May 8-10, 2015).

A public health nurse conducted case investigations on the reports and detected that at least 10 people were ill with similar complaints after eating food purchased from one food establishment. The chief complaints reported included diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal cramping and fever.

The meat and food preparation area of…