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Salmonella outbreak linked to eighteen states
The Salmonella outbreak linked to tainted chicken is growing.
Hundreds of people are sick in 18 states.
The CDC is warning that some of the Salmonella strains in this outbreak are resistant to antibiotics.
A Salmonella scare nearly 300 people - sick in 18 states - 42 percent of them - hospitalized.
All - after eating chicken, the USDA believes came from Foster Farms in California.
" I was talking to CDC about this last night and this is one of those outbreaks they're worried about. The reason is, the number of people hospitalized by the Salmonella is higher than they expect. And that many of the strains are resistant to antibiotics.
The concern - so serious, the Center for Disease Control is bringing back workers furloughed in the government shutdown to respond.
They warn people to avoid Foster Farms chicken with these 3 specific codes on the package.
Some of which- made it onto Tara Loundsbury's dinner table.
My kids consumed it so yeah it's pretty scary
While she says her family hasn't experienced any of the symptoms which include fever, nausea, cramps, and diarrhea. there is a concern - more people could still get sick.
Foster Farms - saying they are working to address the problem. But are not issuing a recall.
Noting on their website -that their quote "products **are** safe to consume if properly handled and fully cooked."
And that is the key here for anyone handling raw chicken being extremely careful during food preparation. And making sure chicken is cooked to 165 degrees throughout.