Entries by Carla

Are Schools and Hospitals Part of E. coli O103 Outbreak?

Are Kentucky schools and hospitals part of the E. coli O103 outbreak that has sickened 177 people in 10 states? So far, two firms K2D Foods and Grant Park Packing have issued recalls for ground beef. But the meat produced by each firm ended up in different places. Both recalls include language that explains that, […]

Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak Adds 21 Cases in Two Days, 177 Now Sick

The ground beef E. coli outbreak added 21 cases in two days this week, 177 people from 10 states have been sickened, 21 of them hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That update comes on the heels of two ground beef recalls and a lawsuit announced earlier this week. Ground […]

Melon Salmonella Outbreak Update: FDA’s 22-Page List of Stores

The FDA has released a 22-page list of stores that sold pre-cut melon linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon. The fruit, produced by Caito Foods LLC, was recalled on April 12. But because it is possible that some of these items may still be on stores shelves, the agency is advising […]

Grant Park Packing Recalls Ground Beef for E. coli O103 During Outbreak

Grant Park Packing of Franklin Park, Ill.  issued an April 24 recall for 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. The recalled raw ground beef was packed in 40-lb. bulk cardboard boxes marked of “North Star Imports & Sales, LLC. 100% GROUND BEEF BULK 80% LEAN/ 20% FAT”  […]

Pre-cut Melon Salmonella Outbreak Expands, 117 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has expanded to include 117 people in 10 states. Thirty-two people have been hospitalized, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since the last update on April 12, the outbreak has expanded from nine states to ten and added 24 more […]

First Ground Beef E. coli Lawsuit Filed by Pritzker Hageman

The first lawsuit stemming from the 10-state E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef has been filed by Pritzker Hageman, a national food safety law firm. The suit, case number 6:19-cv-00106-REW, was filed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky Southern Division London on behalf of Melissa Carmicle, a Kentucky woman […]

Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak Expands to 10 States, 156 Sick

The ground beef E. coli outbreak has expanded to 10 states, 156 people are sick and 20 have been hospitalized. That’s an increase of 47 illnesses, four states and three hospitalizations since the last update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on April 12, 2019. Half of the people sickened are under […]

The Lethal History of Listeria and Deli Meat

A Listeria outbreak linked to deli meat that has sickened eight people killing one of them is the latest chapter in the lethal history of Listeria in deli meat. Almost 20 years ago, after two of the most deadly foodborne illness outbreaks in the U.S.history were linked to deli meat, the U.S. Departement of Agriculture […]

Georgia Ground Beef E. coli Cases Mount as Officials Search for Answers

Twenty-seven people in Georgia are part of multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef, according to state health officials. That’s an increase of 10 cases since the last update in April 12, 2019. The number of hospitalizations has remained at three. State health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have […]

Sushi Tuna Salmonella Outbreak and Recall

A frozen ground tuna Salmonella outbreak has sickened 13 people who reported eating sushi at restaurants or grocery stores before they got sick. Two people have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Jensen Tuna of Houma, Louisiana has issued a recall for frozen ground tuna imported from JK Fish for […]

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meat and Cheese, 7 Sick, 1 Dead

A four-state Listeria outbreak linked to deli meat and cheese has sickened eight people killing one of them. The outbreak began in late 2016 with the most recent case reported in March 2019. A product recall has not been issued as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) has not […]

Pre-Cut Melon Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 16 in Kentucky, Lawsuit Filed

A Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 16 people in Kentucky. One of them, a woman from Louisville has filed a lawsuit against Kroger and Caito Foods.  She spent a week in the hospital battling septicemia, a life-threatening condition that is a complication of bacterial infections. Salmonella bacteria are found in the intestines […]