Salmonella Still A Concern In California
An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to Foster Farms continues after more than a year.
There have been 50 new illnesses in the past two months and 574 people have been sickened in the past 14 months.
The centers for disease control and prevention says every week, there are about eight new reported salmonella illnesses linked to the outbreak and most cases are in California.
So far, there has been no recall of Foster Farms chicken.
The agriculture department is monitoring Foster Farms facilities and says measured rates of salmonella in the company's products have gone down since the outbreak began.
The department threatened to shut down the facilities last year, but let Foster Farms stay open after the company made immediate changes to reduce salmonella rates.