January 2010

The CDC reports that a total of 202 individuals infected with a matching strain of Salmonella Montevideo have been reported from 42 states and District of Columbia since July 1, 2009. The number of ill persons identified in each state with this strain is as follows: AK (1), AL (2), AZ (5), CA (30), CO

Testing at the state’s Public Health Laboratories is helping point disease investigators to the source of a nationwide Salmonella outbreak. A national study of the cases implicated salami as a potential source in the outbreak that made more than 180 people sick nationwide, including 15 in Washington.

By reviewing shopping receipts, health officials verified that

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Merrick Beef Filet Squares for dogs distributed by Merrick Pet Care with a package date of “Best By 111911” because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The product was distributed nationwide through retail stores and Internet sales.

Although no illnesses associated