FDA Releases Investigation Findings Following Summer 2020 Outbreak Linked to Peaches


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….

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