FDA inspects Del Monte facility after vegetable trays linked to salmonella outbreak
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is inspecting a Del Monte facility that produced vegetable trays linked to four recent cases of salmonellosis.
The organization said that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services had linked to an outbreak of salmonellosis to a facility owned by the multinational in Kankakee, Illinois.
On May 21, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced that vegetable trays produced by Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc. and sold at Kwik Trip convenience stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota are linked to three illnesses in Wisconsin and one illness in Minnesota.
According to Wisconsin authorities, these patients reported becoming ill between April 13 - 27, and Kwik Trip has voluntarily removed all Del Monte vegetable trays from their stores.
This outbreak is not related to the Cyclospora infections linked to Del Monte vegetable trays in 2018, according to the FDA.
The FDA, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state authorities from Wisconsin and Minnesota continue to investigate the cause and source of the outbreak and the distribution of products.
The products in question are vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip in 6 oz and 12oz formats.