Entries by Carla

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 […]

El Abuelito Queso Fresco Listeria Outbreak Grows, 10 Now Sick

A queso fresco Listeria outbreak has grown to include 10 illnesses in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and Virginia, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreak has been linked to cheese made by El Abuelito of Paterson, NJ, and sold under the brand names El Abuelito, Rio […]

CDC: Do Not Eat Any El Abuelito Brand Queso Fresco Cheese

In the course of investigating an ongoing Listeria outbreak linked to Hispanic-style soft cheeses, the Connecticut Department of Health found Listeria in El Abuelito queso fresco purchased from a  grocery store.  Connecticut health officials moved to test samples of the cheese, made in Paterson, NJ after one of the people sickened in the outbreak reported […]

Listeria Outbreak and CDC Health Alert for Queso Fresco, Other Cheeses

A Listeria outbreak associated with queso fresco and similar cheeses has sickened seven people in Connecticut, Maryland, New York and Virginia, all of whom have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreak prompted the CDC to issue a food safety alert for or queso fresco and similar soft, fresh […]

That’s Tasty and Simple Truth Basil Cyclospora Recall

Possible Cyclospora contamination has prompted a recall of organic basil for sold under the brand names That’s Tasty and Simple Truth. Shenandoah Growers Inc. of Harrisonburg, VA issued the recall for 3240 units of branded fresh-cut, organic basil sold in clear plastic, clamshell containers after being notified by the FDA that a sample of the […]

Oklahoma is Hard Hit by Deadly E. coli Outbreak

A deadly E. coli outbreak includes five people in Oklahoma and 11 others in Arkansas, New York, Virginia, and Washington. The five-state E. coli O157:H7 outbreak is causing unusually severe infections including nine hospitalizations, three cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure associated with E. coli infections, and one death, according […]

Arkansas Hard Hit by E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak

A deadly E. coli outbreak includes six people in Arkansas and 11 more in  New York, Virginia, Oklahoma, and Washington. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday that is investigating a five-state E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that is causing unusually severe infections. Of the 16 people sickened, nine have been hospitalized, three have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome […]

A Ground Beef E. coli O145 Outbreak?

Ground beef is the suspected source of an ongoing E. coli O145 outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) has opened an investigation into the outbreak but the agency has not yet provided key information such as how many people are sick or where the meat was sold […]

Lancaster Foods Butternut Squash Listeria Recall

Lancaster Foods has issued a recall for butternut squash products that may be contaminated with Listeria.  These products were sold at grocery stores in NC, VA, DC, MD, PN, NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, and VT. This recall is in effect at the same time another company has issued a recall for butternut squash […]

Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Listeria Recall, Spirals and Chunks

Pero Family Farms has issued a recall for packaged butternut squash spirals and chunks that may be contaminated with Listeria. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death.   This recall includes butternut squash chunks and spirals sold in clear plastic containers at Publix and other grocery stores in Louisiana, […]

Publix Listeria Recall: Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Spirals, Cubes

Pero Family Farms has issued a recall for microwavable trays of butternut squash cubes and spirals sold at Publix for possible Listeria contamination. Customers who purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Symptoms of a Listeria infection, called listeriosis, usually develop within two weeks of exposure but sometimes can take […]

Does Romaine Pose a Greater E. coli Risk Than Other Leafy Greens?

After ground beef, leafy greens are the most common source of E. coli outbreaks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But are some salad greens riskier than others? According to a recent report from the CDC, the answer is, yes. The study, entitled Lessons Learned from a Decade of Investigations of […]