A Salmonella outbreak linked to a California poultry producer has sickened approximately 278 people in 18 states, health officials say.
As of Tuesday morning, no recall had been issued.
The Associated Press reports that the salmonella outbreak began in March and that the USDA was first notified in July. While researchers had a difficult time finding the source of the outbreak, they eventually traced it to Foster Farms’ California facilities through epidemiologic, laboratory and traceback investigations.
Currently, the FSIS has not linked the salmonella outbreaks to any specific product or production timeframe. The organization did note, however, that affected Foster Farms facilities stamp products with the marks “P6137,” “P6137A” and “P7632.”
Foster Farms said it is working closely with the FSIS and CDC to eliminate any occurrences of salmonella Heidelberg at its facilities.