Entries by Carla

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Hepatitis A Deaths Are Rare, But 2 Recent Outbreaks Include Fatalities

Hepatitis A is a short-term liver infection caused by the highly contagious hepatitis A virus. The illness can last for months but typically isn’t fatal. That’s why it’s notable that in the last three months, two restaurant-related outbreaks have included deaths. How Do You Get Hepatitis A? In restaurant-associated outbreaks, transmission usually occurs when an infected […]

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Four Ongoing Outbreaks Linked to Packaged Salads- 2 E. coli, 2 Listeria

There are four ongoing food poisoning outbreaks linked to packaged salads right now, two for E. coli and two for Listeria. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths even if the mother only experiences mild symptoms. Consumers who purchase prepackaged salads should check recall information carefully and monitor themselves for symptoms. E. coli symptoms, which […]

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Organic Power Greens E. coli Outbreak

An organic power greens E. coli outbreak linked to Simple Truth and Nature’s Basket prepackaged salads has sickened 13 people in six states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Four people have been hospitalized. One of them has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) a form of kidney failure that is a […]

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In MN, Fresh Express Listeria Recall Includes Lund’s, ALDI and Walmart

In Minnesota, the Fresh Express salad Listeria recall includes Marketside, All Fresh, Simply Nature, Little Salad Bar, and Fresh Express brand salads sold at ALDI, Lund’s, and Walmart stores. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth. The […]

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Listeria Recall for Fresh Express Salad

Updated December 22, 2021 A Listeria recall for Fresh Express salad includes all of the salad made at the company’s facility in Streamwood, IL. Genetic analysis indicates that this recall is likely linked to a Listeria outbreak under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

2021 a Big Year for Recalls, Outbreaks Linked to Salami, Italian Meats

In any given year, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a recall or outbreak linked to salami or another “Italian-style” meat. But 2021 was notable in that there wasn’t just one, there were four recalls and two outbreaks linked to these products. Of the 14 multistate outbreaks announced by the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Listeria Recall Includes Ham Sold at Whole Foods, Albertsons, Safeway…

A Listeria recall includes ham and pepperoni sold at Whole Foods, Big Y, Piggly Wiggly, ShopRite, and the Albertsons family of stores including Safeway, Vons, Shaw’s, and more.  The recall includes 2.3 million pounds of products including boneless ham, honey-glazed spiral ham, wood-smoked semi-boneless ham, ham steak, and pepperoni. Consumers who have recently purchased ham […]

Margherita Pepperoni Recalled for Bacillus Cereus

Margherita brand pepperoni is being recalled for risk of contamination with the bacteria Bacillus cereus. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Bacillus cereus can cause illnesses with symptoms including nausea and diarrhea. Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., doing business as Margherita Meats, Inc. of Omaha issued the recall for 10,990 pounds […]

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Listeria Recall Includes 12 Brands of Pepperoni and Ham [Updated]

A ham and pepperoni Listeria recall has been expanded to include2.3 million pounds of 27 products sold under 12 brand names, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS). The recalled brands are: Wellshire, Alexander & Hornung, Food Club, Butcher Boy, Niman Ranch, Garrett Valley Farms, Open Nature, Amish Country, Amish Valley, […]

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Citterio Salami Stick Salmonella Outbreak Ends

The Salmonella outbreak linked to Citterio salami sticks has ended after sickening 34 people, hospitalizing seven of them, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- outbreak, which included illnesses in 10 states, was linked to Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks sold at Trader Joe’s, Wegmans, and other […]

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Seafood Salmonella Outbreak Ends with 115 Sick

A seafood Salmonella outbreak has ended after sickening 115 people in 15 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The seafood and sushi products, produced by Northeast Seafood Products, were sold at restaurants and at Albertsons, Safeway, and Sprouts stores in Colorado.  And most of the people sickened are either Colorado residents or […]

2 Hospitalized in Spinach E. coli Outbreak

Two people have been hospitalized in the E. coli outbreak linked to Josie’s Organics baby spinach. The E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, which includes patients ranging in age from 2 to 71 years old, has sickened 10 people in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of illnesses reported from […]