Entries by Carla


What Do 12 Recent E. coli Outbreaks Tell Us About #13?

State and federal health officials are trying to discover the source of an E. coli outbreak that is causing severe illness among patients in Michigan and Ohio.  What can the 12 most recent E. coli outbreaks tell us about this one? E. coli Outbreak in Michigan and Ohio (#13) Since August 1, three counties in […]


Sandwich Wrap Listeria Recall Includes Atlantis, Stewarts, Circle K

Sandwich wraps recalled for Listeria were sold at grocery and convenience stores including Atlantis, Stewarts, and Circle K. The recalled wraps were sold under a variety of brand names in eight states – Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine,  New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The Italian Style, Chicken Caesar, Turkey Club, and Buffalo Style […]


Pregnant Women Account for One Fifth of Big Olaf Listeria Patients

The deadly Big Olaf ice cream Listeria outbreak is spotlighting the tremendous risk Listeria poses to pregnant women. One-fifth of the people who developed Listeria infections after eating contaminated Big Olaf ice cream were pregnant when they became ill. One of them suffered a miscarriage. Listeria poses a heightened risk to pregnant women who are […]


Big Olaf Listeria Outbreak Now Includes 25 Illnesses, 1 Death

Genetic tests show that the Listeria strain found in Big Olaf ice cream and at the company’s manufacturing plant in Sarasota, Fl matches the strain cultured from 25 outbreak patients, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The finding establishes a clear link between Big Olaf ice cream […]

FDA Tracking 2 Cyclospora Outbreaks with Undisclosed Sources

The FDA is investigating two Cyclospora outbreaks with undisclosed sources. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was investigating a Cyclospora outbreak that had sickened 51 people. Today, the agency said that that outbreak now includes 60 cases and that it has opened a new investigation into a second outbreak that […]

Cronobacter Recall for Meal Replacement Shakes at Walmart, Target, Publix, Whole Foods, More

A Cronobacter recall for meal replacement shakes includes 10 brands sold at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Target, Publix, Whole Foods, Hannaford, and other retailers.  The recall includes multiple flavors sold under the brand names: Glucerna, Lyons, Stumptown, MRE, Pirq, Aloha, Sysco Imperial, Premier Protein, Lyons, and Katie Farms. On July 28, Lyons Magnus of Fresno, CA […]


Rachael’s, Atlantis, and All Town Sandwich Wrap Listeria Recall

A four-state sandwich wrap Listeria recall includes Rachael’s, Atlantis, and All Town brands.  The Italian Style, Chicken Caesar, Turkey Club, and Buffalo Style wraps, produced from July 15, 2022, through July 20, 2022, were sold at retail locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island. Consumers who have purchased the recalled sandwich wraps should not eat them […]

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Farmers Market Peas

Six people who ate shelled peas they purchased from various Wisconsin farmers markets are part of a Salmonella outbreak, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS.) The shelled peas, from Green Barn Farm Market of Ripon, WI,  were sold at farmers markets. Consumers who have purchased these peas should not eat them as […]


Big Olaf Ice Cream Recall Tied to Deadly Listeria Outbreak

Eleven days after being notified that its ice cream was linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak, Big Olaf Creamery issued an ice cream recall. The Sarasota, FL-based ice cream company makes dozens of flavors of ice cream, all of them are included in the recall. The recall includes all flavors and lot codes with expiration dates […]


Big Olaf Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak Includes Minnesota

The Big Olaf ice cream Listeria outbreak includes 23 people from 10 states including Minnesota. On July 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that Big Olaf ice cream is the source of the outbreak that has caused one death and one fetal loss. Most of the cases are concentrated in Florida, […]