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Massive Pork Recall Following Salmonella Outbreak

Over 500,000 pounds of pork has been recalled following an outbreak of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- that has sickened 152 people. Kapowsin Meats of Graham, Washington has recalled both whole hogs and fabricated pork products. This recall is actually an expansion of an earlier recall that covered products made between April 19, 2015 and July 27, 2015. The recall now extends from April 19, 2015 to August 26, 2015, an addition of four weeks. All products that have been recalled have the establishment number “Est. 1628” inside the USDA inspection mark. Kapowsin Meats had distributed the pork in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington.

Symptoms of Salmonella

The strain of Salmonella involved in this outbreak has been found to be resistant to antibiotics. The CDC has uncovered that the strain’s antibiotic resistance covers ampicillin, streptomycin, sulfisoxazole, and tetracycline. Antibiotic resistance may increase the risk of hospitalization. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning will begin to show between 12 and 72 hours after infection, and will include abdominal cramping, vomiting, and fever. If you or a loved one began to show symptoms after consuming pork produced by Kapowsin Meats, contact a medical professional