Utopia Enoki Mushroom Listeria Recall

Utopia Enoki Mushroom Listeria Recall [Updated]

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Updated January 17, 2023, to include expanded recall, and outbreak information. Enoki mushrooms distributed by Utopia Foods Inc. of Glendale New York have been linked to a Listeria outbreak.  On January 13, Utopia expanded a Listeria recall…
Enoki mushroom Listeria

What's Up with the FDA's Enoki Mushroom Listeria Investigation?

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It's been about six weeks since the last update on the enoki mushrooms Listeria outbreak. What's the holdup? We first learned about the outbreak on November 17, 2022, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it.…
Texas Pets Cat Food Salmonella Recall

HEB Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food Salmonella Recall

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HEB Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food has been recalled for Salmonella. Contaminated pet food can cause illness in pets who eat it and humans who handle it. At the time of the recall, the company said it was not aware of any illnesses…
E. coli ground beef public health alert

E. coli Alert for Carne Molida/Ground Beef Sold at La Michoacana

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) has issued a public health alert for carne molida/ground beef sold at La Michoacana Meat Market, in Greenville, Texas because it may be contaminated with E.…
LIDL Advent Calendar Salmonella Recall

Advent Calendars Sold at LIDL Recalled for Salmonella

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Advent calendars sold at LIDL stores have been recalled because the chocolate candies with creamy fillings also contain Salmonella. The recalled advent calendars, sold under the brand named Favorina between October 12, 2022, and December 5,…
James Farms Frozen Raspberries Hepatitis

Hepatitis A Recall for James Farm Frozen Raspberries

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Frozen raspberries sold exclusively by a restaurant supplier have been recalled for hepatitis A.  On December 3, Exportadora Copramar issued a recall for 1,260 cases of James Farm frozen raspberries that may be contaminated with Hepatitis A. The…
FDA final report on falafel E. coli outbreak.

Did Falafel E. coli Outbreak Include a Death? FDA, CDC Disagree

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An E. coli outbreak linked to Earth Grown falafel ended this week with 24 illnesses and five hospitalizations, according to the FDA and the CDC. But the final reports from the agencies differ on a key point. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration…
Salmonella

One of the Largest Salmonella Outbreaks in Years Stumps FDA

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Multistate Salmonella outbreaks with more than 250 patients aren't very common. So, it's of note when one with 264 patients pops up. Even more so when the source of such a sizeable outbreak has eluded health officials. But that's the situation…
Enoki mushroom Listeria

Another Enoki Mushroom Listeria Outbreak

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Two years ago, enoki mushrooms were linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak. Now, a new outbreak is brewing. The current enoki mushroom Listeria outbreak includes two illnesses in two states, Nevada and Michigan. Both patients have been hospitalized. Public…
Ground beef E. coli

USDA Beef E. coli Public Health Alerts Hit 10-Year High

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So far this year, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued four public health alerts for ground beef contaminated with E. coli, the highest number since 2012 when it issued five. Generally, USDA FSIS issues a public health…
Deli meat Listeria outbreak

How Common are Deli Meat Listeria Outbreaks?

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Deli meat and cheese sold at NetCost and other stores has been linked to a deadly multistate Listeria outbreak. Health officials have not yet identified the specific brand or brands that are causing the illnesses and are warning people in high-risk…
Listeria Outbreak

The Lethal History of Listeria and Deli Meat

A Listeria outbreak linked to deli meat that has sickened 16 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…