Shares in Fresh Del Monte Produce dropped 4.64% in value following the launch of an FDA investigation into salmonella in the firm’s vegetable trays. The FDA announced that five people became ill with salmonella after consuming Fresh Del Monte Produce. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services linked Del Monte to an outbreak of salmonellosis after inspecting one of the firm’s facilities that produce these vegetable trays.
Value of Del Monte shares drop amid Salmonella outbreak
Salmonella outbreak in US linked to Mexican cucumbers
A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections is being investigated in the United States by authorities including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) .
According to a information from the CDC, since July 3,285 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona, with 53 ill people hospitalized and one death reported from California.More than half of the ill people are children.