POSTED: JANUARY 5TH, 2012 – 1:56PM BY DOUG POWELL

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports today that a total of 19 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 7 states.

The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: HI (1), KY (1), MA (1), ME (4), NH (6), NY (5), and VT (1).

Collaborative investigative efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory agencies indicated that this outbreak is linked to eating ground beef purchased from Hannaford Supermarkets.

Contaminated ground beef was recalled from grocery stores but may still be in consumers’ homes.

Consumers should check their homes for recalled products and not eat them; restaurant and food service operators should not serve them.

The full report is available at http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-groundbeef/010512/index.html.

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