Entries by Carla


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 […]

Ground Beef is Source of Six-State E. coli Outbreak, Says CDC

Ground beef is the source of an E. coli O103 outbreak that has sickened 109 people in six states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today. The news comes two weeks after state health officials in Kentucky first reported a number of illnesses linked to the rare strain E. coli O103.  As […]

E. coli Outbreak Hits Georgia Hard, 17 Sick, 3 Hospitalized

A five-state E. coli O103 outbreak has hard hit Georgia where 17 people have been sickened and three have been hospitalized. So far, a total of 96 illnesses and 11 hospitalizations have been reported from Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia and health officials still haven’t determined the cause of the outbreak.   E. coli […]

E. coli Outbreak Expands, Half of Those Sickened are Under 17

The E. coli outbreak in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Virginia has expanded to include 96 people, half of whom are under 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health officials are still trying to determine the food source of the outbreak. The outbreak has grown quickly over the course of […]

Thogensen Raw Frozen Pet Food Recalled for Potential Listeria

Thogersen Family Farm of Stanwood, WA issued a recall for four varieties of raw frozen pet food on April 4, 2019, because of potential Listeria contamination.  At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. The recall includes two-pound packages of course ground rabbit, course ground mallard duck, ground llama, and ground pork […]

6 with E. coli Hospitalized in Kentucky as Outbreak Grows

Six people who have been hospitalized with E. coli infections in Kentucky are among dozens who have been sickened in an outbreak that also includes illnesses in Ohio, Georgia and Tennessee. As health officials scramble to find the source of the outbreak, a half dozen people in Kentucky are battling an illness that could change […]

E. coli Outbreak in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Georgia

An E. coli outbreak has sickened more than 60 people in four states, according to health officials in Kentucky where 44 cases have been confirmed and 20 more are awaiting confirmation. Cases have also been reported in Tennessee, Georgia, and Ohio, but specific totals from those states have not yet been released. All four states […]


Listeria Recall for California-Grown Avocados

Henry Avocado Corp. of Escondido, CA  has issued a recall for California-grown avocados that are potentially contaminated with Listeria. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported in association with the avocados. However, consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. All of the […]