Entries by Carla


Gerber Good Start Cronobacter Recall [Updated]

Updated May 15 to include information about recalled product that was distributed. Gerber Good Start SoothePro infant formula has been recalled for potential Cronobacter. Consumers who have purchased this product should not use it as Cronobacter can cause severe illness and death in infants. Perrigo Company of Dublin, Ireland, Gerber’s parent company,  issued the recall […]


Berries are a Common Source of Hepatitis A Outbreaks [Updated]

UPDATED April 11 with new case count. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified frozen strawberries as the food source of a Hepatitis A outbreak. The ongoing outbreak has sickened seven people. Berries are a common source of hepatitis A outbreaks. What is Hepatitis A and How is it Spread? Hepatitis A is […]


Enoki Mushrooms Have a Listeria Problem

After a deadly 2020 Listeria outbreak was linked to enoki mushrooms from Korea, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stepped up its testing and found that such a high percentage of enoki mushrooms imported from Korea them were contaminated with Listeria that it issued a countrywide import alert, essentially banning them. Months after the ban […]


FDA IDs, Begins Tracking, Suspected Source of Listeria Outbreak

The FDA has identified the suspected source of a new Listeria outbreak and is tracing its path to grocery stores and restaurants. The outbreak was identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) using Pulsenet, a national database of DNA “fingerprints” of bacteria that have caused a foodborne illness. Eleven illnesses in 10 states […]


NetCost Deli Meat and Cheese – The Forgotten Listeria Outbreak

Three and a half months ago, the CDC announced a deadly Listeria outbreak linked to deli meat and cheese sold at NetCost stores and there hasn’t been an update since. The outbreak includes 16 illnesses and one fatality, according to the November 9, 2022 announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thirteen […]


Sun Hong Enoki Mushrooms Tied to Outbreak But Not Recalled

It’s been one week since Sun Hong enoki mushrooms were identified as a source of a Listeria outbreak but there is still no recall. Back in 2020, Sun Hong was one of three brands of enoki mushrooms linked to the first known Listeria outbreak in the U.S. linked to enoki mushrooms. That outbreak, linked to […]

Shigella Outbreak at Tamarind Tree in Seattle

At least 17 people have been sickened in a Shigella outbreak at Tamarind Tree restaurant in Seattle. Customers became ill after dining at the restaurant, located at 1036 S Jackson St., on January 15, 16, and 17, 2023. Shigella infections are spread through the fecal-oral route, meaning bacteria in an infected person’s stool are ingested. At […]

Salami, Italian-Style Meats Recalled for Listeria at Target, Publix…

Salami and other Italian-style meats have been recalled for Listeria at Publix, Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Meijer, Whole Foods, and other stores. The 26-ton Listeria recall by Daniele International of Mapleville, RI, includes salami, soppressata, capocollo (capicola), and prosciutto from May 23, 2022, through November 25, 2022, and shipped to retail stores nationwide through January 17, 2023. Consumers […]


Utopia Enoki Mushroom Listeria Recall [Updated]

Updated January 17, 2023, to include expanded recall, and outbreak information. Enoki mushrooms distributed by Utopia Foods Inc. of Glendale New York have been linked to a Listeria outbreak.  On January 13, Utopia expanded a Listeria recall for enoki mushrooms imported from China. The mushrooms were distributed nationwide in produce wholesale companies. The initial Listeria […]