E. coli outbreaks

What Do 12 Recent E. coli Outbreaks Tell Us About #13?

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State and federal health officials are trying to discover the source of an E. coli outbreak that is causing severe illness among patients in Michigan and Ohio.  What can the 12 most recent E. coli outbreaks tell us about this one? E. coli…
food poisoning outbreaks

Where Have All the Food Poisoning Outbreaks Gone?

The CDC has announced just three food poisoning outbreaks so far this year, one of the fewest totals in the last 10 years. Since 2012, there have only been three times we reached mid-June with fewer than three outbreaks and one of them was in…
FreshKampo organic strawberries hepatitis

Hepatitis from Strawberries Sold at ALDI, Trader Joe's, Walmart in MN

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In Minnesota, organic strawberries sold at ALDI, Trader Joe's, and Walmart have been linked to a hepatitis A outbreak. The multistate outbreak includes 17 illnesses in three states: California (15), Minnesota (1), and North Dakota (1). Twelve…
Listeria

FDA Investigating 2 "Mystery" Listeria Outbreaks

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating two "mystery" Listeria outbreaks. Not much information, not even a suspected food source, is publicly available even though both investigations have been ongoing for months.   Some…
Soul Cedar Farm Sweet Pepper Botulism Recall

Soul Cedar Farm Recalls Zesty Sweet Peppers for Botulism Risk

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Soul Cedar Fram has issued a recall for sweet peppers that may pose a botulism risk. Consumers who have purchased these peppers should not eat them as botulism can cause life-threatening illness and death. On April 19, 2022, Soul Cedar…
Bagged salad outbreak image from CDC

9 Recent Food Poisoning Outbreaks Linked to Prepackaged Salad

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Prepackaged salads made by Dole, Fresh Express, Simple Truth, Josie's Organics, and Bright Farms have been linked to nine outbreaks since 2019. The implicated salads were contaminated with a variety of pathogens including E. coli, Salmonella,…
Similac Alimentum Elecare Recall Cronobacter Salmonella

Which Stores Sold Recalled Baby Formula?

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Walmart, Target, Costco, Kroger, Winn Dixie Giant Eagle, Walgreens, CVS, Hannaford, Wegmans,  Giant, and  Schnucks are among the stores that sold powdered infant formula, from November 1, 2020, to  February 17, 2022, that has been recalled…
Similac recall

Abbott Expands Similac Recall After Second Baby Dies

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Abbott Nutrition has expanded its Similac recall after a second infant death from Cronobacter was reported in Ohio, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This baby…
Similac Cronobacter recall

CDC Investigates Additional Reports of Cronobacter from Baby Formula

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The CDC is investigating additional reports of Cronobacter infections among infants who consumed now-recalled baby formula. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an investigation of four Cronobacter and Salmonella…
Baby formula Cronobacter and Salmonella

WV Infant's Salmonella Infection Likely Linked to Recalled Baby Formula

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A West Virginia infant's Salmonella infection is likely linked to recalled baby formula, according to state health officials. The discovery of this illness follows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) announcement one week ago that…
Pennsylvania Hepatitis A rates 2000-2019

Hepatitis A Deaths Are Rare, But 2 Recent Outbreaks Include Fatalities

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Hepatitis A is a short-term liver infection caused by the highly contagious hepatitis A virus. The illness can last for months but typically isn't fatal. That's why it's notable that in the last three months, two restaurant-related outbreaks…
Fresh Express Listeria Recall

In MN, Fresh Express Listeria Recall Includes Lund's, ALDI and Walmart

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In Minnesota, the Fresh Express salad Listeria recall includes Marketside, All Fresh, Simply Nature, Little Salad Bar, and Fresh Express brand salads sold at ALDI, Lund's, and Walmart stores. Consumers who have purchased these products should…