Make Our Food Safe
01/07/2014

"Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Stanley Infections Linked to Raw Cashew Cheese"

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention |

"CDC is collaborating with public health officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections. Results from this ongoing investigation indicate that raw cashew cheese produced by The Cultured Kitchen of West Sacramento, California is the likely source of this outbreak.
 
Public health investigators are using DNA “fingerprints” of Salmonella bacteria obtained through diagnostic testing with pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, or PFGE, to identify cases of illness that may be part of this outbreak. They are using data from PulseNet, the national subtyping network made up of state and local public health laboratories and federal food regulatory laboratories that performs molecular surveillance of foodborne infections. This strain of Salmonella Stanley is rare in the PulseNet database and has been seen only 20 times prior to this outbreak."

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