Entries by Carla


Minnesota Basil Salmonella Outbreak

Minnesota is the state hardest hit in a Salmonella outbreak linked to Infinite Herbs organic basil sold at Trader Joe’s. The seven-state outbreak includes 12 illnesses and one hospitalization. Four people in Minnesota have been sickened. The Minnesota patients are all from the Twin Cities metro area and range in age from 3 to 59 […]


A New Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak and a Look at Prior Ones

Update This outbreak has been linked to Infinite Herbs organic basil sold at Trader Joe’s. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to determine the food source of a new Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that has sickened 11 people. The agency has started a traceback investigation, meaning that most or all patients said they […]


Helados Mexico Mini Cream Variety Packs Salmonella Recall

A Salmonella recall for Helados Mexico Mini Cream Variety Packs includes Walmart and other stores. Consumers who have purchased items with the “best by date of “MO Best By 10/11/2025” should not eat them. Health officials did product tests on the variety packs and found the presence of Salmonella in the mango bars.  Symptoms of […]


Charcuterie Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 7 in Minnesota

A 33-state charcuterie Salmonella outbreak linked to Busetto brand charcuterie sold at Sam’s Club and Costco sickened seven people in Minnesota. The charcuterie trays, which included prosciutto, sweet soppressata, and dry coppa were made by Fratelli Beretta USA Inc. of Mount Olive, NJ. The people included in this outbreak, which ended yesterday, ranged in age […]

Undercooking Played Role in Deadly Morel Mushroom Outbreak

Undercooking played a role in the deadly morel mushroom outbreak at Dave’s Sushi in Montana in 2023, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreak included 51 customers who dined at the restaurant in March and April and ate meals containing morel mushrooms imported from China. Three […]


E. coli in Raw Farm Cheddar Leaves Two with HUS Kidney Failure

An E. coli outbreak linked to unpasteurized Raw Farm cheddar now includes two cases of HUS kidney failure. Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure, is a complication that affects about seven percent of E. coli patients. HUS symptoms usually set in about one week after E. coli symptoms which include abdominal cramps and […]