Entries by Carla

Grant Park Packing Recalls Ground Beef for E. coli O103 During Outbreak

Grant Park Packing of Franklin Park, Ill.  issued an April 24 recall for 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. The recalled raw ground beef was packed in 40-lb. bulk cardboard boxes marked of “North Star Imports & Sales, LLC. 100% GROUND BEEF BULK 80% LEAN/ 20% FAT”  […]

Pre-cut Melon Salmonella Outbreak Expands, 117 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has expanded to include 117 people in 10 states. Thirty-two people have been hospitalized, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since the last update on April 12, the outbreak has expanded from nine states to ten and added 24 more […]

First Ground Beef E. coli Lawsuit Filed by Pritzker Hageman

The first lawsuit stemming from the 10-state E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef has been filed by Pritzker Hageman, a national food safety law firm. The suit, case number 6:19-cv-00106-REW, was filed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky Southern Division London on behalf of Melissa Carmicle, a Kentucky woman […]

Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak Expands to 10 States, 156 Sick

The ground beef E. coli outbreak has expanded to 10 states, 156 people are sick and 20 have been hospitalized. That’s an increase of 47 illnesses, four states and three hospitalizations since the last update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on April 12, 2019. Half of the people sickened are under […]

The Lethal History of Listeria and Deli Meat

A Listeria outbreak linked to deli meat that has sickened ten people killing one of them is the latest chapter in the lethal history of Listeria in deli meat. Almost 20 years ago, after two of the most deadly foodborne illness outbreaks in the U.S.history were linked to deli meat, the U.S. Departement of Agriculture […]

Georgia Ground Beef E. coli Cases Mount as Officials Search for Answers

Twenty-seven people in Georgia are part of a multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef, according to state health officials. That’s an increase of 10 cases since the last update in April 12, 2019. The number of hospitalizations has remained at three. State health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

Sushi Tuna Salmonella Outbreak and Recall

A frozen ground tuna Salmonella outbreak has sickened 13 people who reported eating sushi at restaurants or grocery stores before they got sick. Two people have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Jensen Tuna of Houma, Louisiana has issued a recall for frozen ground tuna imported from JK Fish for […]

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meat and Cheese, 7 Sick, 1 Dead

A four-state Listeria outbreak linked to deli meat and cheese has sickened eight people killing one of them. The outbreak began in late 2016 with the most recent case reported in March 2019. A product recall has not been issued as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) has not […]

Pre-Cut Melon Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 16 in Kentucky, Lawsuit Filed

A Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 16 people in Kentucky. One of them, a woman from Louisville has filed a lawsuit against Kroger and Caito Foods.  She spent a week in the hospital battling septicemia, a life-threatening condition that is a complication of bacterial infections. Salmonella bacteria are found in the intestines […]

Melon Brands Recalled for Salmonella Include Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Freshness Guaranteed, Garden Highway, Renaissance, and Boar’s Head are among the brands of melon recalled in connection with a nine-state Salmonella outbreak. At least 109 people who purchased the recalled watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew products sold at Target, Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods developed Salmonella infections. Twenty-three of them […]

Target, Kroger, Walmart & More Sold Melon Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Target, Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods sold pre-cut melon that has been linked to a nine-state Salmonella outbreak. So far, 109 people have been sickened and 23 have been hospitalized. The outbreak strain, Salmonella Carrau, is rare. Cases have been reported from Alabama (1), Illinois (5), Indiana (18), Kentucky (16), Michigan (19), Minnesota […]


E. coli Beef and Salmonella Melon Outbreaks hit Ohio

Ohio has been hit by two ongoing food poisoning outbreaks. A six-state outbreak linked to E.coli in ground beef has sickened seven people in Ohio. And a nine-state Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 27 Ohioans. Ground Beef E. coli O103 Outbreak USDA investigators have not yet determined a common supplier or distributor […]