No new salmonella cases reported in county

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— No new cases have been reported regarding the King Soopers and City Market recall of nearly 500,000 pounds of beef products because of a possible salmonella contamination, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association said Tuesday.

In a July 23 news release, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment said two cases linked to the recalled beef were reported in Routt County. It stated that 14 cases had been reported statewide. Six of those individuals were hospitalized, but were recovering at the time of the release.

"There are no other reported cases," said Janet Poirot, a public health nurse with the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. "These are the only two for our county."

A state health department spokesman said Tuesday that an additional case was reported in El Paso County.

Anyone concerned about salmonella can call the VNA at 879-1632. King Soopers also has set up a hot line for consumers, at 1-800-632-6900.

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