The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned on Tuesday(23 May 2023) that a salmonella epidemic in six states was related to Papa Murphy’s cookie dough.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recorded 18 cases of sickness and 2 hospitalizations. Washington state accounts for six of the cases, while Oregon and Idaho each have four. Patients’ ages varied from 14 years to 68 years. Eating raw cookie dough has not been connected to any fatalities.
You can read the relevant tweet from CBS News down below:
Six of the cases are in Washington state, with four each in Oregon and Idaho. The sickened patients ranged in age from 14 to 68. https://t.co/0eT6wBlCB3
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 24, 2023
“The true number of sick people in this outbreak is likely much higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses,” the CDC continued. “This is because many people recover without medical care and are not tested for Salmonella .”
According to the CDC, 14 individuals have been interviewed about their diets in the week prior to becoming ill; of those patients, 12 reported eating at Papa Murphy’s.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 9 of the 12 people who were sickened had eaten raw cookie dough or S’mores bar dough, while another had eaten baked cookies produced from the raw cookie dough. The CDC did not say whether the other two patients who were interviewed had eaten raw or baked cookie dough.
Raw chocolate chip cookie dough and raw S’mores bars dough are no longer available from Papa Murphy’s. Papa Murphy’s chocolate chip cookie dough and S’mores bars dough are not meant to be eaten raw, despite the fact that several firms sell cookie dough that is safe for food.
The CDC recommended people get rid of the goods immediately.
A new version of the CDC’s “Say No to Raw Dough” advice was released in April. Both salmonella and E. coli infections can be caused by consuming raw rough, the CDC cautioned.
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Salmonella bacteria are responsible for 1.35 million annual infections, 26,500 annual hospitalizations, and 420 annual fatalities in the United States alone.
Diarrhea, high body temperature, and abdominal cramps are all possible side effects. The incubation period for symptoms is four to seven days (from six hours to six days following infection).
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