Entries by Carla

Papaya Salmonella Outbreak Ends with 81 Sick, 27 Hospitalized

A Salmonella outbreak linked to Cavi brand fresh, whole papayas imported from Mexico has ended with 81 people sick and 27 hospitalized, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) final report. The Cavi brand papayas linked to the outbreak are no longer on the market. Although the outbreak began in January 2019, most […]

E. coli Outbreak Associated with Philadelphia Restaurants Grows

The E. coli outbreak associated with Philadelphia restaurants has expanded to include 16 people with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections. Announced last week by city health officials, the outbreak includes cases associated with multiple restaurants reported since August 30, 2019. Public health officials have been interviewing case patients, who range in age from 7 […]

Salmonella Outbreak at Outpost Natural Foods in Milwaukee Sickens 4

An Outpost Natural Foods Salmonella Outbreak has sickened four people in Milwaukee, according to the state health department.  After discovering insanitary conditions during a routine inspection of the natural foods cooperative, located at 2826 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., health officials suspended meat and food processing operations there. Ready-to-eat products at the co-op tested positive for the same […]

Cyclospora from Restaurant Food Drives Up Summer Case Totals

Almost 1,700 people have been sickened by food contaminated with Cyclospora this summer, many of them ate at restaurants. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 1,696 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis have been reported from 33 states and the District of Columbia this summer. Ninety-two people have been […]

Salmonella in Pig Ear Dog Treats Sickens More People Who Handle Them

The pig ear Salmonella outbreak has grown to include 143 people in 35 states who gave the dog treats to their pets.  That’s an increase of 16 illnesses since the last update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July 31, 2019. Thirty-three people have now been hospitalized.   The number of cases […]

Listeria Outbreak Sickens 24 in 13 States, 2 Have Died

A Listeria outbreak has sickened 24 people in 13 states, 22 people have been hospitalized two of whom have died. Results from genetic tests performed on the outbreak strain show that it closely resembles the strain linked to an ongoing Listeria outbreak in Canada linked to Rosemount brand diced, cooked chicken. Rosemount has issued a […]

Frozen, Cooked Chicken Sold to Hotels, Restaurants Recalled for Listeria

Frozen, cooked chicken sold to hotels and restaurants nationwide under the brand names Tip Top, Perdue, Gordon, West Creek, Sysco is being recalled for potential Listeria risk. The cooked chicken recall includes of 135,810 pounds of frozen, diced and mechanically separated poultry with a pack date of January 21, 2019.  The recall is being issued […]

Basil Cyclospora Outbreak Sickens 205 from 11 States

An imported basil Cyclospora outbreak has sickened 205 people from 11 states who ate contaminated food in five states: NY, FL, MN, OH and WI.  Since the last outbreak update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July 24, 2019, 73 more illnesses have been reported. Five people have been hospitalized. The […]

Pritzker Hageman Law Firm Retained in Brixx & Barley Salmonella Outbreak

Salmonella lawyers at Pritzker Hageman have been retained to represent a client sickened in the Brixx & Barley Salmonella outbreak. The Nassau County Health Department has closed the Long Beach, NY restaurant while it investigates at least 12 cases of Salmonella poisoning and will not allow the restaurant, located at 152 W. Park Ave., to […]

A Dozen Sick in Brixx and Barley Salmonella Outbreak

The Nassau County Health Department has closed Brixx and Barley in Long Beach, NY as it investigates 12 cases of Salmonella poisoning. The health department will not allow the restaurant, located at 152 W. Park Ave., to reopen until the source of the contamination is found, a spokeswoman told Newsday.   The illnesses date back […]

Sun View Produce Tamales, Carnitas Suspected in Salmonella Outbreak

At least four people who ate carnitas, tamales and other pork products from the deli area at Sun View Produce in Chicago got Salmonella infections, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health. The Salmonella outbreak includes customers who shopped at the family-owned grocery store located at 6110 W 63rd St. between July 1, 2019 and […]

Dole Baby Spinach Recalled for Salmonella

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has issued a recall for baby spinach packaged in bags and plastic clamshell containers for possible Salmonella contamination. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. However, consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Salmonella can cause serious illness. The recalled products have “Use-by” […]