Entries by Carla

Whole Foods Recalls Dorset Cheese for Potential Listeria Contamination

Whole Foods has issued a recall for Dorset raw milk cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm sold at its stores in the Northeast and North Atlantic for potential Listeria contamination. At the time of the recall, the company was not aware of any reported illnesses. The recalled cheese was cut and wrapped in plastic and labeled […]

Fisher Brand Pork Products Recalled for Listeria Risk

Fisher Packing Co. is recalling ready-to-eat ham, ham shanks and Canadian bacon for possible Listeria contamination. The recall includes 744 pounds of ready-to-eat pork products that were sold in vacuum-sealed packages, produced on August 27, 2019, that have “74SEIN” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The three recalled products are: “FISHER MEATS OLD FASHION SMOKED […]

Tip Top Poultry Expands Cooked Poultry Recall for Listeria Risk

Tip Top Poultry is recalling nine months of cooked poultry products that were distributed under a variety of brand names including Butterball, Perdue, Sysco, West Creek and GFS to institutions nationwide because they may be contaminated with Listeria. The Rockmart, GA-based company said in its announcement that at the time of the recall there had […]

Moby Dick House of Kabob Salmonella Outbreak

A Salmonella outbreak at Moby Dick House of Kabob restaurants in Maryland has sickened nine people. Hummus has been identified as the food source of the outbreak. The restaurant has voluntarily stopped selling hummus and health officials are urging customers who have purchased the hummus to discard. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection usually develop within […]


Does Room Temp Storage Slow Listeria Growth in Some Cheeses?

Do some natural cheeses have heightened antimicrobial powers to fight off Listeria, Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens if they are stored at room temperature? That’s the topic of a  research project by a University of Wisconsin, Stout graduate student Emily Lehmann and Assistant Professor Taejo Kim. Lehmann and Kim say they have seen promising results from […]

University of Maryland Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 3

A Salmonella outbreak at the University of Maryland has sickened three people, two of whom ate at a variety of campus dining spots before they became ill. Health officials are still trying to determine the source of the outbreak. Salmonella bacteria live in the intestines of animals and cause illness when they are excreted in […]

Restaurant Food Linked to Philadelphia E. coli Outbreak, 19 Sick

An E. coli outbreak has sickened 19 people in Philadelphia who ate at a restaurant or restaurants that have not yet been named. The illnesses were reported between August 30, 2019, and September 6. 2019 from people ranging in age from 7 to 90 years old. State and local health officials are aware that exposures […]

Minnesota State Fair E. coli Outbreak: 11 Sick, 1 with HUS

Contact with animals is the suspected source of an E. coli outbreak at the Minnesota State Fair that sickened 11 people. Six people were hospitalized, one of them with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). a potentially fatal form of kidney failure associated with E. coli infections. The case-patients, who range in age from 2 to 43 […]

Another Gold Medal Unbleached Flour E. coli Recall

General Mills has issued a recall for Gold Medal Unbleached flour for potential E. coli  O26. Three years ago, the same flour and the same E. coli strain were linked to an E. coli outbreak that sickened 63 people in 24 states. General Mills Inc. issued the recall after E. coli O26 was discovered during a sampling […]

Urban Remedy Recalls Salads, Wraps for Potential E. coli

Urban Remedy is recalling salads and wraps that contain spinach that may be contaminated with E. coli and should not be eaten. The Urban Remedy recall includes 76 products created by the California-based company.  At the time of teh recall, no illnesses had been reported. However, consumers who have purchased the recalled products should not […]

Papaya Salmonella Outbreak Ends with 81 Sick, 27 Hospitalized

A Salmonella outbreak linked to Cavi brand fresh, whole papayas imported from Mexico has ended with 81 people sick and 27 hospitalized, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) final report. The Cavi brand papayas linked to the outbreak are no longer on the market. Although the outbreak began in January 2019, most […]

E. coli Outbreak Associated with Philadelphia Restaurants Grows

The E. coli outbreak associated with Philadelphia restaurants has expanded to include 16 people with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections. Announced last week by city health officials, the outbreak includes cases associated with multiple restaurants reported since August 30, 2019. Public health officials have been interviewing case patients, who range in age from 7 […]