Entries by Carla

Frozen Tuna Salmonella Outbreak Ends with 15 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen ground tuna from Jensen Tuna in Houma, LA has ended with 15 sick in eight states. Two people were hospitalized. The people sickened said they ate spicy tuna rolls or other tuna sushi items at restaurants before they got sick. Federal officials did not release the names of those […]

Salmonella Outbreak from Del Monte Vegetable Trays Sold at Kwik Trip

A Salmonella outbreak linked to Del Monte vegetable trays sold at Kwik Trip stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin has sickened four people. Other stores may also have sold the contaminated vegetable trays, Wisconsin health officials said. This is the second time in the last 12 months that Del Monte vegetable trays sold at Kwik Trip […]

E. coli in Ground Beef Sickens 196 in 10 States, 2 with HUS

A ground beef E. coli outbreak has sickened 196 people in 10 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure that affects some E. coli patients. Nineteen more cases have been reported since the CDC’s last update on April […]

Another Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Tahini from Israel

Another tahini Salmonella outbreak has been linked to products imported from Israel. The outbreak, which has sickened four people in the three states, comes just a few months after another Salmonella outbreak linked to tahini imported from Israel ended. The previous outbreak, linked to tahini products produced by Achdut Ltd. of Ari’el, Israel, sickened eight people […]

La Hacienda in Madison Closed After 25 Get Food Poisoning

La Hacienda on Park St. in Madison, WI has been temporarily closed after 25 food poisoning illnesses were reported. Health officials told the Wisconsin State Journal  hat they are still gathering information and could provide no concrete information about the potential outbreak at this time. This includes the exact number of people sickened, their ages, […]

Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon Sold at Publix Recalled for Listeria Risk

Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon sold at Publix has been recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. The problem was discovered during routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Smoked fish is one of the foods […]

Mecox Surnrise Raw Milk Cheese Recalled for Listeria Risk

Mecox Bay Dairy, LLC of Brideghampton, NY has issued a recall for Mecox Sunrise washed-rind Tomme style cheese for possible Listeria contamination. Consumers who have purchased this cheese, made from unpasteurized milk, should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. […]

Vibrio, E. coli, Shigella, Campylobacter, Norovirus Raw Oyster Outbreak

Raw oysters served at restaurants in California and Nevada are the source of an outbreak that has sickened 16 people in five states. Two of them required hospitalization. The oysters, which are contaminated with Vibrio, E. coli, Shigella, Campylobacter and norovirus,  were harvested in Baja California Sur, Mexico from the Estero El Cadron. Consumers should […]

Butterball Ground Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Ends with 7 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak linked to Butterball ground turkey has ended after sickening seven people in three states with Salmonella Schwarzengrund infections. One person was hospitalized. The outbreak was ongoing while another Salmonella outbreak was linked to raw turkey products. The strain in that outbreak,  Salmonella Reading, is widespread in the industry, according to federal officials. […]

Vibrio in Raw Oysters Sickens 12 in California

A Vibrio outbreak linked to raw oysters has sickened 12 people in California. The oysters, which were harvested from Estero El Cardon in Baja California Sur, Mexico, were contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio albensis, Shigella, norovirus and E. coli. The illnesses were reported from four counties in California: Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara and San Diego during […]

CDC: Turkey Salmonella Reading Outbreak is Over, Kind of

The CDC said this week that the raw turkey Salmonella outbreak has ended, but illnesses are likely to continue because contamination with the outbreak strain is so widespread throughout the industry. On April 30, 2019, in its final update on the outbreak, which sickened 358 people in 42 states killing one of them, the Centers […]

FDA Finds Listeria at 19 Ice Cream Production Facilities, Salmonella at 1

After a series of ice cream Listeria recalls and a deadly outbreak, the FDA decided to study the Listeria hazards associated with the commercial production of ice cream. The results of the study show that some makers still aren’t doing enough to control for the bacteria known to thrive in cool, damp environments. What is […]