Some 165 people became sick with Salmonella Javiana infections after eating cut fruit believed to have been distributed by Tailor Cut Produce, leading to a recall of several of its cut-fruit products. The outbreak affected people in 14 states, but the majority of the cases were reported in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. As of February 18, 2020, the CDC believes the outbreak is over.
Anyone who may have been sickened in this outbreak should contact one of the OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers for a free consultation about the possibility of seeking compensation for their pain & suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages.
Starting in November of 2019, some 165 people became sick with Salmonella Javiana infections after eating cut fruit distributed by Tailor Cut Produce. In December, Tailor Cut Produce recalled its “Fruit Luau” product, along with cut honeydew, cut cantaloupe and cut pineapple products. The outbreak affected people in 14 states, but the majority of the cases were reported in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania:
As of February 18, 2020, the CDC believes the outbreak is over.
There are more than 2,500 serotypes of Salmonella, but fewer than 100 cause infections in humans. One of these strains, called Javiana, has been implicated in the Tailor Cut Produce outbreak. Salmonella poisoning can be so severe that it requires people to be hospitalized, and the CDC reports that 73 people were hospitalized after eating the cut fruit from Tailor Cut Produce. Salmonella can even be fatal when the infection leaves the intestines and travels to the bloodstream or other parts of the body. It is also possible to experience long-term side effects, including joint pain known as reactive arthritis, which is also known as Reiter’s Syndrome. This can last for months or years and result in chronic arthritis, which is difficult to treat. Reactive arthritis can also lead to eye irritation and painful urination. In rare cases, some types of Salmonella cause typhoid fever, which can be fatal.
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