August 14, 2015 — The Seattle Times reports that a lawsuit has been filed by the family of a young girl who was hospitalized after eating Salmonella-tainted meat at a pig-roast party.
The 19 month-old girl, Naylyn Guiles, was diagnosed with a rare strain of Salmonella (serotype I 4,, 12:i:-) and hospitalized with high fever, diarrhea, chills, and symptoms one day after eating at a barbecue.
Yesterday, Kapowsin Meats of Graham, Washington, issued a recall for more than 116,000 pounds of whole hogs due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
Health officials in Washington say 134 illnesses have been confirmed in the state, with many more likely unreported. All of the illnesses occurred between April 25, 2015 to July 29, 2015.
Unfortunately, investigators have not confirmed the source of the outbreak. The outbreak strain was found at the Kapowsin meatpacking plant, but hog farms in Washington and Montana are also under investigation.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella usually recover without needing treatment after 4-7 days. However, the infection can spread beyond the gastrointestinal system and cause life-threatening complications. The risk is greatest for young children and others with vulnerable immune systems.
Salmonella can be killed by cooking pork products to an internal temperature of 145ºF and avoiding cross-contamination on hands, utensils, and cutting boards.
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