Yet another salmonella outbreak has sickened 92 cases in 29 states, the Centers for Disease Control announced Wednesday afternoon.
That’s the bad news. Now, for the worse news: Its origin might be widespread in that dietary basic — chicken.
The CDC says the 14th salmonella outbreak of 2018 traces to “raw chicken products from a variety of sources” being contaminated with salmonella, specifically salmonella infantis.
But, the CDC says, “A single, common supplier of raw chicken products or of live chickens has not been identified.” And, “The outbreak strain of salmonella infantis is present in live chickens and in many types of raw chicken products, indicating it might be widespread in the chicken industry.”