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Big Olaf Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak Includes Minnesota

The Big Olaf ice cream Listeria outbreak includes 23 people from 10 states including Minnesota. On July 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that Big Olaf ice cream is the source of the outbreak that has caused one…
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Listeria Outbreak but No Recall - Where was Big Olaf Ice Cream Sold?

Big Olaf ice cream has been linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak but the company hasn't issued a recall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The ice cream is only sold in Florida at Big Olaf locations and at other…
Big Olaf Listeria Outbreak

Big Olaf Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak

A Big Olaf ice cream Listeria outbreak includes 23 illnesses, one death, and one fetal loss, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health officials have information for 22 of the patients. All 22 of them were so…
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Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate+ Outbreaks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is searching for the food source of a Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate+ outbreak. So far, 14 people have developed infections from food contaminated with this strain formerly known as…

As 2 Mystery Salmonella Outbreaks Expand, FDA Searches for the Source

The FDA is currently investigating three Salmonella outbreaks, one linked to Jif peanut butter, and two more with unknown sources. Here's what we know so far. Jif Salmonella Outbreak Between February 19, 2022, and  May 2, 2022, 16 people…
Daily Harvest Crumbles Recall

What is Causing Illnesses Tied to Daily Harvest Lentil + Leek Crumbles?

About a week ago, reports of illness among Daily Harvest customers began to surface. Many who had eaten French Lentil + Leek Crumbles from the meal delivery service were reporting food poisoning symptoms including abdominal cramps, vomiting,…
FreshPet Salmonella Recall

Freshpet Salmonella Recall Includes Walmart, Target

Freshpet Home Cooked Chicken Recipe dog food is being recalled for Salmonella risk. Handling contaminated pet food can cause human illness. The recall includes a single lot of  the following variety: Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen…
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Salad Listeria Recall Includes Speedway Stores in MN, SD and WI

Supermom's Kitchen salads recalled for Listeria were sold at Speedway stores in Minnesota and South Dakota statewide and select Wisconsin locations. On June 9, Northern Tier Bakery LLC of  St. Paul Park, MN issued a Listeria recall for chef…
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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…
Cronobacter Meal Replacement Shake Recall

Cronobacter Recall for Meal Replacement Shakes at Walmart, Target, Publix, Whole Foods, More

A Cronobacter recall for meal replacement shakes includes 10 brands sold at Walmart, Sam's Club, Target, Publix, Whole Foods, Hannaford, and other retailers.  The recall includes multiple flavors sold under the brand names: Glucerna, Lyons,…
Sandwich Wrap Listeria Recall

Rachael’s, Atlantis, and All Town Sandwich Wrap Listeria Recall

A four-state sandwich wrap Listeria recall includes Rachael’s, Atlantis, and All Town brands.  The Italian Style, Chicken Caesar, Turkey Club, and Buffalo Style wraps, produced from July 15, 2022, through July 20, 2022, were sold at retail…

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Farmers Market Peas

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Six people who ate shelled peas they purchased from various Wisconsin farmers markets are part of a Salmonella outbreak, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS.) The shelled peas, from Green Barn Farm Market of Ripon,…
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Big Olaf's Listeria Outbreak Response Raises Ire on Facebook

Anyone looking for a list of things not to do when your product is linked to a deadly food poisoning outbreak can find an ample number of suggestions in the Facebook comments about the Big Olaf Listeria outbreak. On July 2, the Centers for…