Basics about Salmonella
Salmonella, the name of a group of bacteria, is the most common cause of food poisoning in the United States. Usually, symptoms last 4-7 days and most people get better without treatment. But, salmonella can be more serious in older adults, infants, and persons with chronic illnesses.
Diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, vomiting
Duration of Illness
|What Do I Do?||Drink plenty of fluids and get rest. If you cannot drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration or if your symptoms are severe, call your doctor. Antibiotics may be used if the infection spreads from the intestines.|
Salmonella Infections (NIH MedlinePlus)
Trusted health information on causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
General information plus details on previous outbreaks.
Salmonella and Salmonellosis (USDA)
General information plus directives and notices, compliance guidelines, data collection and reports, and more.
Don’t Kiss a Frog (CDC)
The danger of reptiles and amphibians carrying and spreading salmonella and how to prevent infection
Listen to the podcast or read the transcript (3:50 minutes)
Salmonella and Recalls
Salmonella has been associated with several major food recalls in the United States since 2008.
Consumers Check for Recalled Eggs (FDA)
How to check for recalled eggs.
Recall of Shell Eggs (FDA)
Background information on the recall and investigation.
Investigation Update: Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Associated with Shell Eggs (CDC)
Includes a timeline of the nationwide outbreak.
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
For Consumers: The HVP Recall (FDA)
Questions and answers about the recall of HVP manufactured by Basic Food Flavors, Inc.
Investigation Update: Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Montevideo Infections (CDC)
Get details on the outbreak and see the outbreak map.
Details on associated recalls:
- Recalled meat products and the list of stores that sold these products.(USDA)
- Recalled products containing pepper.(FDA)
Pistachio Product Recalls (FDA)
Update on the 2009 recall, plus access to a searchable database of recalled products.
Peanut Products Recall (FDA)
Update on the 2008-2009 recall, plus access to a searchable database of recalled products.