Entries by Carla

Veggie Recall: Wegman’s, Whole Foods, Meijer, Crazy Fresh, Amazon Go

A massive recall issued by Mann Packing Co. Inc. of Salinas, CA for vegetables potentially contaminated with Listeria includes Wegman’s, Whole Foods, Meijer, Crazy Fresh, Amazon Go, Kowalski’s and Quick & Easy products. Some of the products were served in salad bars, hot bars or delis. Others were packaged meals containing the recalled vegetables. Although […]

Listeria Outbreak Ends with 24 Sick, 2 Dead and a Couple of Questions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ended its investigation of a Listeria outbreak that sickened 24 people killing two of them. The agency’s announcement today that it would be wrapping up its investigation came two and a half months after its only previous report on the outbreak and revealed no new information. […]

The Romaine E. coli Outbreak and the Secret of Secret Outbreaks

Last week, on Halloween, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted an item on the “FDA in Brief” tab of the “FDA Newsroom” section of the agency’s website.  This is generally the section where the FDA alerts us that it has provided a status update on a program, offered guidance on a topic or […]

Whoops! ADM Says Even More King Arthur Flour Was at E. coli Risk

More King Arthur flour is being recalled after the company was notified that its manufacturer, ADM Milling Co. in Buffalo, NY, forgot to include three lots of flour in the original recall in June 2019 and the expanded recall in October 2019. The three newly recalled lots of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour sold in 5-lb. bags […]

Deadly Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak Strikes 6 States

A ground beef Salmonella outbreak has sickened 10 people killing one of them. The outbreak strain, Salmonella Dublin, is so virulent that the hospitalization rate for this outbreak is more than four times the average. The illnesses were reported from six states between August 8, 2019, and September 22, 2019, among people ranging in age […]

Can I Get Listeria from Apples?

Can I get Listeria from apples? That’s the question some people have been mulling since a major recall for apples potentially contaminated with Listeria was announced earlier this week. And the answer is Yes. Although some foods such as cheese, deli meat, smoked salmon and dairy products are more frequently associated with Listeria than others, […]

Pig Ear Dog Treat Salmonella Outbreak Ends

The Salmonella outbreak linked to pig ear dog treats has ended after sickening 154 people who handled them. The illnesses, which were reported from 34 states, include 27 children under the age of five and 35 people whose illnesses were so severe they needed to be hospitalized. The outbreak, which includes six strains of Salmonella: Cerro, Derby, […]

Apples Sold in MI, WI, NC, KY, FL, IL, TX and LA Recalled for Listeria

North Bay Produce Inc. of Traverse City, MI has issued a recall for apples sold in eight states for possible Listeria contamination.  The apples recalled for Listeria risk were shipped to retailers in: MI, WI, NC, KY, FL, IL, TX and LA between October 16th, 2019 and October 21st, 2019 and sold in bulk bins, […]

Salmonella at Moby Dick House of Kabob Sickens 9 in VA

A Salmonella outbreak at Moby Dick House of Kabob has sickened nine people in Virginia. Those illnesses occurred in September among Virginia residents who dined at Moby Dick House of Kabob locations in that state. Additional cases were reported among diners who ate at restaurant locations in Maryland and Washington, DC. Salmonella outbreaks occur when […]

Pride of Florida Recalls Beef for E. coli Risk

Pride of Florida of Raiford, FL has issued a recall of almost 65,000 pounds of beef shipped to commercial distributors that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is concerned that some companies may still have these products, produced on various dates from Sept. 23, […]

Salmonella Outbreak at Al Basha Restaurant Sickens 3 in Seattle

A Salmonella outbreak at Al Basha restaurant has sickened three people in Seattle, according to the King County Health Department. The illnesses occurred among customers who visited the restaurant between September 15 and September 23, 2019. During an inspection of the restaurant on October 10, health officials noted that two factors may have contributed to the […]