There has been a Salmonella outbreak in Kenosha, Wisconsin. An investigation by the Kenosha County Health Department and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services revealed that customers that purchased pork carnitas from Supermercado Los Corrales between May 8 and May 10, 2015 began to show symptoms of Salmonella poisoning just a day later. As many as 70 people in total were sickened because of the contaminated pork. Out of the 70 illnesses, seven required hospitalizations.
Testing done by the Wisconsin Department of Hygiene confirmed that the strain of Salmonella found in the pork carnitas was a match to the strain of Salmonella found in the victims. Los Corrales closed its food preparation section soon after the outbreak. On June 3, 2015, after the investigation was completed, the food preparation section was reopened.
Salmonella poisoning is one of the most common forms of food poisoning in the United States. It is usually the result of consuming contaminated food and water. The symptoms of salmonella poisoning, which include abdominal cramps, fever, and diarrhea, will generally appear between 12 and 72 hours after infection. Usually a person infected with Salmonella recovers, without medical attention, within a week. However if the illness worsens, then a medical professional should be contacted.