One confirmed case in Maine is included in a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to ground beef. A second suspected case is undergoing testing.
Consumers should check their refrigerators and freezers for recalled products and not eat them; retailers and food service operators should not serve them.
Salmonella Enteriditis causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, cramps, and fevers. It usually lasts 3-10 days.
One in six Americans will get sick from food poisoning this year alone. FoodSafety.gov has a number of helpful at-a-glance food safety charts available as well as other food safety information.
If you’ll be grilling outdoors this summer, check out this video from the Grill Sergeants with safety guidelines for safe grilling.