Entries by Carla

USDA Issues E. coli Health Alert for P&S Beef Ravioli

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for frozen P&S Jumbo Meat Ravioli for potential contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The products were produced on April 30, 2020, and shipped to retail locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. FSIS is concerned that consumers may still have some […]

CDC Declares End to Jimmy John’s E. coli Clover Sprouts Outbreak

An E. coli outbreak linked to clover sprouts sold at Jimmy John’s sandwich shops has ended after sickening 51 people in 10 states, hospitalizing three of them. Public health officials used genetic tests to identify the genetic “fingerprint” of the outbreak strain of E. coli. The state hardest hit was Utah where 34 cases were […]

Hepatitis A Illnesses Associated with Senor Moose in Seattle

Three people who ate at Senor Moose restaurant in Seattle in late February have developed Hepatitis A infections. One person was hospitalized. Seattle health officials say they have discovered no indication that any current employee has the infection. They continue to investigate if a former employee was infected. Hepatitis A, a highly contagious virus that […]

3rd Brand of Enoki Mushrooms is Recalled for Listeria Risk Amid Outbreak

H&C Food Inc. of Brooklyn has issued a recall for enoki mushrooms imported from Korea for potential risk of Listeria contamination. This is the third brand of imported enoki mushrooms to be recalled in connection with an ongoing Listeria outbreak that has sickened 36 people killing four of them. Genetic tests performed on samples of […]

Homestead Creamery Recalls Butter for Listeria Risk

Homestead Creamery of Wirtz, VA is recalling butter that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported, according to the company, but consumers who have purchased this butter should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. The company discovered the problem during […]

Omit the E. coli, Salmonella? Pillsbury Rolls Out Safe-to-Eat Cookie Dough

Salmonella in raw eggs and E. coli in raw flour make dough and batter dangerous to eat. Pillsbury is hoping it has a solution with a new “safe-to-eat cookie dough” product that uses heat-treated flour and pasteurized eggs. Ten years ago, after the first major E. coli outbreak linked to pre-packaged raw cookie dough, experts […]

More Enoki Mushrooms Imported from Korea Recalled for Listeria

Guan’s Mushroom Co of Commerce, CA is recalling enoki mushrooms imported from Korea that may be contaminated with Listeria. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported, according to the company. However, consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death.  Among pregnant […]

E. coli Outbreak Linked to Clover Spouts at Jimmy John’s Expands

An E. coli outbreak linked to clover sprouts sold at Jimmy John’s and elsewhere has expanded to include 39 illnesses in six states. Two people have been hospitalized. Twenty-five new cases – all but one of them in Utah have been reported since the last update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

Chicago Indoor Garden Sprouts Linked to E. coli Outbreak

Red clover sprouts produced by Chicago Indoor Garden have been linked to an E. coli O103 outbreak that also includes clover sprouts served on sandwiches at Jimmy John’s restaurants. The outbreak, which includes 14 illnesses in five states, is different from another recent Jimmy John’s clover sprouts E. coli outbreak that sickened 22 people in Iowa […]

Imported Enoki Mushrooms Linked to Deadly Listeria Outbreak

A Listeria outbreak linked to Enoki mushrooms imported by Sun Hong Foods Inc. of Korea has sickened 36 people in 17 states. Four people have died. Among the three dozen people sickened in this outbreak are six pregnant women two of whom suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth.   After the Michigan Department of Agriculture and […]

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Almark Hard-Boiled Eggs Ends

The Listeria outbreak linked to salads and other foods containing Almark hard-boiled eggs has ended after sickening eight people in five states. One person is dead. Since the CDC last updated the outbreak in December 2019, one more illness was reported from Maine. The total case count from each state is: Florida (1), Maine (2), Pennsylvania (1), […]

Rediviva Campylobacter Outbreak Sickens 15 in WA

Rediviva restaurant in Aberdeen, WA was temporarily closed following an inspection that was prompted by reports of illness. At least 15 customers who ate at the restaurant on Valentine’s Day got food poisoning. Chicken liver mousse contaminated with Campylobacter bacteria is the suspected source of their infections. After one Valentine’s Day customer tested positive for […]