Entries by Carla

Kirkwood Chicken Cordon Bleu Contains Salmonella Outbreak Strain

While investigating a breaded chicken Salmonella outbreak, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture tested Kirkwood Chicken Cordon Bleu and found the outbreak strain.  Kirkwood is a store brand for  ALDI, but other brands may also be implicated as the investigation progresses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The six-state outbreak includes 17 confirmed cases. Patients […]

Ground Turkey Salmonella Hadar Outbreak Ends

A ground turkey Salmonella outbreak has ended after sickening 33 people in 14 states. Health officials identified ground turkey sold under the brand names Plainville Farms, Wegmans, and Nature’s Promise  as the source of the outbreak. Four people were hospitalized. Salmonella Hadar in Ground Turkey Plainville Brands, LLC of New Oxford, PA produced all of the ground turkey […]

Organic Yogurt E. coli Outbreak Expands- 15 Cases Confirmed

An E. coli outbreak linked to organic yogurt sold under the brand names PCC and Pure Eire has expanded to include 15 cases, according to the latest information from the Washington Department of Health. Nine of the people sickened in this outbreak are children who are nine years of age or younger. Nine people have […]

PCC Yogurt E. coli Recall, Illnesses Reported

PCC grass-fed, organic yogurt, made for PCC Community Markets by Pure Eire Dairy, is under recall for E. coli after Washington health officials linked it to illnesses in that state. In addition to all flavors of PCC yogurt sold in 8 oz and 16 oz -containers, the PCC yogurt E. coli recall also includes yogurt […]

WA E. coli Outbreak in King, Snohomish, Benton and Walla Walla Counties

A Washington E. coli O157:H7 outbreak includes illnesses in King, Snohomish, Benton and Walla Walla counties. King County health officials first discovered the outbreak last week. At that time, seven children, all under the age of 14, were sick. Six of them were hospitalized, two with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure […]

Contaminated Nuts are Source of Jule’s Cashew Brie Salmonella Outbreak

Cashews are the Salmonella source in the outbreak linked to Jule’s cashew brie, according to the latest update from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Testing by state and federal health officials also revealed that the cheese products were contaminated with several strains of Salmonella. Two strains are associated with the outbreak- Salmonella Duisburg and Salmonella […]

Velvet Ice Cream Listeria Recall, Plant had “Resident Pathogen” FDA Says

In 2019,  the FDA deemed Listeria a “resident pathogen” at its facility in Utica, OH,  now  Velvet Ice Cream is recalling all products made there since March 24, 2021, for Listeria risk. The Velvet Ice Cream Listeria recall includes dozens of ice cream, sherbet, and frozen novelty products. The brand names of the recalled products are Buehler’s, Discount Drug Mart, […]

Another Guan’s Enoki Mushroom Listeria Recall

UPDATED MAY 10, 2021 One year they were recalled in connection with a deadly Listeria outbreak, Guan’s enoki mushrooms are again being recalled for Listeria. No illnesses have been reported in association with the current enoki mushroom Listeria recall, according to Guan’s Mushroom Co. of Commerce, CA. Retailers should not sell and consumers should not eat these mushrooms as Listeria […]

JBS Imported Boneless Beef E. coli Recall

JBS USA Food Company in Greeley, CO has issued a recall for imported boneless beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. It is not clear why the raw, frozen, boneless beef products imported from Australia on or around Nov. 10, 2020, are being recalled now. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and […]

Ground Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 7 in Massachusetts

A 12-state Salmonella Hadar ground turkey outbreak linked to Plainville Farms, Wegmans and Nature’s Promise brands includes at least seven people in Massachusetts. The products were sold at Wegmans, Food Lion, Giant Food, Giant/Martin’s, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. Health officials believe the affected lots of these products are no longer on the market but consumers […]

Listeria in El Abuelito Queso Fresco Sickens 4 in NY

Four people in New York are part of a four-state queso fresco Listeria outbreak, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A total of ten people have been sickened, two of the illnesses are pregnancy-related. This is of special concern because among pregnant women Listeria can cause miscarriage, stillbirth […]