Entries by Carla

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USDA Suspects Beef is the Source of a New E. coli Outbreak

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) officials suspect beef is the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak and have opened an investigation. The agency has not released any details about the outbreak, but one detail of the announcement stands out. When USDA FSIS suspects that hamburger is the source of an outbreak, […]

FDA Ends Investigation of One of Two Mystery Listeria Outbreaks

The FDA has ended its investigation into one of two mystery Listeria outbreaks that have been ongoing for several months. The agency conducted a traceback investigation, an on-site inspection, and testing on samples of the suspected food source, but closed the investigation saying “there is not enough evidence to identify a vehicle.” The outbreak includes […]

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5 Recent Listeria Outbreaks

The FDA and CDC are investigating two “mystery” Listeria outbreaks. One has sickened 18 people, the other has sickened 20 people. As the federal agencies work to determine the food sources of these outbreaks, here’s a look at the five multistate outbreaks that occurred before these two as yet unsolved outbreaks. 5 Recent Listeria Outbreaks […]

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NY Ag Warns of Listeria Risk from Miller Dairy Farm Raw Milk

The New York Department of Agriculture is warning consumers that raw milk produced by Miller Dairy Farm in Pine Island, NY tested positive for Listeria and should not be consumed as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth. On April 21, 2022, the New York State […]

FDA: Beware THC Products with Copycat Packaging

The FDA is warning consumers that the copycat packaging of some edibles has led to accidental ingestion of THC, the psychoactive substance found in marijuana. The THC-laced products are packaged to look like candy and cereal such as Cap’n Crunch, Cocoa Pebbles, Cocoa Puffs, Froot Loops, Fruity Pebbles, Trix, Nerds Ropes, Starbursts,  and Sour Patch […]

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Similac Cronobacter Investigation Handed Off to Special FDA Unit

An FDA Incident Management Group now leads the investigation into Cronobacter illnesses among infants who consumed Similac infant formula, the agency has announced today. Up until now, the active investigation was helmed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) CORE Response Team, which has been tasked with investigating food poisoning outbreaks since its creation […]

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Recalled Ground Beef Sold at Fresh Thyme, PriceRite, Earth Fare, More

Ground beef recalled for potential E. coli O103 contamination was sold at Walmart, Weis, Winn Dixie, PriceRite, Fresh Thyme, Earth Fare, Food City, Food Universe, Giant Eagle, Grocery Bargain, Grocery Outlet, Key Food Marketplace, ShopRite and other stores. USDA officials are concerned that some consumers may have these products in their freezers.    On April 25, 2022, Lakeside […]

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A Ground Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Revisited

One year ago, ground turkey sold under the brand names Plainville Farms, Wegmans, and Nature’s Promise was linked to a Salmonella outbreak that sickened 33 people in 14 states. Four people were hospitalized. Plainville Brands of New Oxford, PA produced all of the ground turkey associated with this outbreak. Because it was no longer on […]

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E. coli Recall – Is the Ground Beef in Your Freezer Included?

Ground beef sold at Kroger, Walmart, Winn Dixie, Weis, and other stores may be contaminated with E. coli.  USDA officials are concerned that some consumers may still have these products in their freezers. Here’s what you should know. Kroger Ground Beef E. coli O26 Alert On April 27,  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety […]

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More Yes! Brand Enoki Mushrooms Recalled for Listeria

T Fresh Company of City of Industry, CA is recalling more enoki mushrooms imported from China for Listeria risk. The recall includes 7.5oz (200g) packages of enoki mushrooms with lot #6021053. Consumers who have purchased these mushrooms should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause […]