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The number of illnesses in a salmonella outbreak linked to beef products from Arizona-based JBS Tolleson, Inc. now stands at 333 in 28 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
Since the CDC's last update on Nov. 15, three more states have reported illnesses and there have been 87 new cases, including 32 people who have been hospitalized.
In total, 91 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Illnesses began between Aug. 5, 2018 to Nov. 9, 2018.
JBS Tolleson, Inc. has recalled 12.1 million pounds of beef products that were produced and packaged between July 26, 2018 and Sept. 7, 2018 and distributed to more than 100 retailers nationwide under many brand names.
The recalled beef carries the establishment number "EST. 267." A list of the stores and states where the recalled beef products were sold is on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service website.
Consumers with the recalled beef should throw it away or return it to the store. For more information call the company at 1-800-727-2333.
Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12-72 hours after eating contaminated food. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment, according to the CDC.
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