Salmonella outbreak linked to Wisconsin farmers market peas

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 12, 2017

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is now investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson poisoning in four Wisconsin counties, including Brown County.

Anyone who purchased already shelled (loose) peas during July 19th - August 5th from the three farmers markets is advised to dispose of any remaining peas, even if the peas have been frozen.

Peas will no longer be sold at the farmer's market for the season, not because of the outbreak, but because the season is over.

Officials say all seven of the patients ate fresh shelled peas purchased at farmers markets. An investigation is underway into the source of the peas.

Fond du Lac Farmers Market on Saturdays in downtown Fond du Lac.

Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pains, fever, and vomiting that lasts for several days. Bloodstream infections can occur, but are rare, and can be quite serious in the very young and older people.

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