A Seattle based hog slaughterhouse is recalling pork, which has been tied to a salmonella outbreak. The company who is recalling the meat is Kapowsin Meats of Graham, and as of Thursday they were voluntarily recalling 116,000 of whole hogs and pork. Thus far the pork has sickened at least 134 people, and 32 of them were traced back to the company.
People in 10 counties in Washington have been sick; 84 in King County, 24 in Snohomish County, and 12 in Pierce County leaving 15 hospitalized. Likewise, eleven out of eight samples taken from the meatpacking facility tested positive for salmonella, which has never been seen before in the state of Washington.
Now, federal and state officials are looking into how the bacteria could’ve reached the pigs. Kapowsin is fully cooperating with the investigation and would like to find out how the harmful and sometimes deadly bacteria made it into their slaughterhouse.
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