Sumary of FDA Releases Investigation Findings Following Summer 2020 Outbreak Linked to Peaches:
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a report on its investigation of the Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in Peaches..
- The FDA and multiple state and federal partners investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections that were linked to the consumption of peaches during the summer of 2020..
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state partners, and Canadian public health officials between August and October 2020..
- The epidemiological and traceback investigation determined that peaches packed or supplied by a large grower/producer were the likely source of the outbreak..
- The traceback evidence informed and helped to prioritize two subsequent investigations of peach packing/holding operations and peach orchards in Cutler, Kerman, and Sanger, California..
- During the follow-up investigation, two tests of peach tree leaf samples collected from orchards adjacent to a cattle feedlot yielded positives for Salmonella Montevideo that were genetically similar via WGS to 2018-2020 beef and cattle isolates….