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E. coli Outbreak Expands, Half of Those Sickened are Under 17

The E. coli outbreak in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Virginia has expanded to include 96 people, half of whom are under 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health officials are still trying to determine…
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Thogensen Raw Frozen Pet Food Recalled for Potential Listeria

Thogersen Family Farm of Stanwood, WA issued a recall for four varieties of raw frozen pet food on April 4, 2019, because of potential Listeria contamination.  At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. The recall includes…
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6 with E. coli Hospitalized in Kentucky as Outbreak Grows

Six people who have been hospitalized with E. coli infections in Kentucky are among dozens who have been sickened in an outbreak that also includes illnesses in Ohio, Georgia and Tennessee. As health officials scramble to find the source of…
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E. coli Outbreak in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Georgia

An E. coli outbreak has sickened more than 60 people in four states, according to health officials in Kentucky where 44 cases have been confirmed and 20 more are awaiting confirmation. Cases have also been reported in Tennessee, Georgia, and…
Avocado Recalled for Listeria

Listeria Recall for California-Grown Avocados

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Henry Avocado Corp. of Escondido, CA  has issued a recall for California-grown avocados that are potentially contaminated with Listeria. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported in association with the avocados. However,…
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Dole Baby Spinach Recalled for Salmonella

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has issued a recall for baby spinach packaged in bags and plastic clamshell containers for possible Salmonella contamination. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. However, consumers who have purchased…
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Ground Bison E. coli Outbreaks Linked to Restaurants and Grocery Stores

An ongoing E. coli outbreak linked to ground bison has sickened 21 people in seven states. The illnesses are not the first to be linked to ground bison products sold at grocery stores and served at restaurants.  A decade ago, Pritzker Hageman…
Salmonella Attorney CDC Map of Salmonella Pig Ear Outbreak 7/31/19

Pig Ear Dog Treats and Salmonella - What You Need to Know

Pig ear dog treats contaminated with Salmonella have sickened 127 people who handled them. The outbreak, which has spread to 33 states, includes at least 26 people who have been hospitalized, according to the latest information from the Centers…

Imported Basil Cyclospora Outbreak Hits MN, NY and FL Hard

New York, Florida and Minnesota have been hard-hit by the Cyclospora outbreak linked to imported basil from Mexico. About 90 percent of cases reported in the 11-state outbreak occurred in those three states. As of July 24, 2019, the outbreak…