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Salmonella Outbreak in Washington (August 2015)

A salmonella outbreak is causing people to get sick across western Washington. The source of the salmonella is from raw animal foods such as pork, beef, or poultry. The outbreak is ongoing and under investigation.

Pay extra attention to food safety to prevent you and your family from getting sick:

  • Thorough hand-washing is the best way to prevent spread of salmonella.
  • Cook all meats thoroughly. Cook pork to a minimum of 145°F and poultry to 165°F.
  • Wash cutting boards and counters used for meat or poultry preparation immediately after use to avoid contaminating other foods.

More information on symptoms and what to do if you think you have salmonella (also available in multiple languages.)

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