Entries by Carla

Fresh Thyme Blackberries Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Fresh Thyme Market blackberries have been linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened at least 11 people in three states. Six people have been hospitalized.     The case-patients purchased fresh, conventional blackberries at Fresh Thyme Market stores in Indiana, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. The most recent illness was reported on November 5. Outbreak […]

Romaine E. coli Outbreak in AZ, CA, CO, ID, MD, MT, WA and WI

A romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak has sickened people in eight states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Washington and Wisconsin.  About 40 percent of the illnesses reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have required hospitalization including two people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure. “This […]

Prepackaged Salad E. coli Outbreak Sickens 7 in MD

A prepackaged salad E. coli O157:H7 outbreak has sickened seven people in Maryland. One person has been hospitalized. All seven people reported eating Ready Pac Bistro® Bowl Chicken Caesar Salad that they purchased from multiple Sam’s Club stores before they became ill.  The salad in question has a “Best By” date Oct. 31, 2019. Tests […]

New Seasons Market Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak and Recall Expand

An E. coli outbreak and recall linked to ground beef produced and sold at New Seasons Markets stores have both expanded. The outbreak now includes four illnesses. And the recall has been expanded to include ground beef with “sell by” dates up to November 11, 2019. Consumers who have recently purchased ground beef at New […]

Stater Bros. Ground Beef Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

A deadly Salmonella outbreak has been linked to ground beef produced by Central Valley Meat Co. Inc. of Hanford, CA and sold under the brand name Stater Bros. The ground beef Salmonella outbreak has sickened 10 people in six states. One person in California died. The Salmonella Dublin strain associated with this outbreak has produced […]

Possible Salad E. coli Outbreak in Wisconsin

  A possible salad E. coli outbreak may be unfolding in Wisconsin. During the last week, three women in the northwestern part of the state were all hospitalized with E. coli O157:H7 infections. Two of them who were interviewed by health officials say their diets include a lot of salad. Leafy greens are a common […]

Listeria Recall for Fresh Seasons Veggie and Ranch Dip Cups in MN

Fresh Seasons vegetable and ranch dip cups sold in MN cafeterias and vending machines are part of the Mann vegetable Listeria recall. Although no illnesses have been reported in conjunction with these products, consumers who have purchased these cups should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women who […]

New Seasons Market Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak Sickens 3 in Oregon

Three people in Oregon developed E. coli infections after eating ground beef from New Seasons Market stores. A recall in connection with the E. coli outbreak has been issued. The recall includes fresh ground beef products with fat contents of 5%, 10% and 20% that were purchased between Oct. 19 and Oct. 23  at New […]

Veggie Recall: Wegman’s, Whole Foods, Meijer, Crazy Fresh, Amazon Go

A massive recall issued by Mann Packing Co. Inc. of Salinas, CA for vegetables potentially contaminated with Listeria includes Wegman’s, Whole Foods, Meijer, Crazy Fresh, Amazon Go, Kowalski’s and Quick & Easy products. Some of the products were served in salad bars, hot bars or delis. Others were packaged meals containing the recalled vegetables. Although […]

Listeria Outbreak Ends with 24 Sick, 2 Dead and a Couple of Questions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ended its investigation of a Listeria outbreak that sickened 24 people killing two of them. The agency’s announcement today that it would be wrapping up its investigation came two and a half months after its only previous report on the outbreak and revealed no new information. […]

The Romaine E. coli Outbreak and the Secret of Secret Outbreaks

Last week, on Halloween, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted an item on the “FDA in Brief” tab of the “FDA Newsroom” section of the agency’s website.  This is generally the section where the FDA alerts us that it has provided a status update on a program, offered guidance on a topic or […]