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Citterio Salami Stick Salmonella Outbreak Ends

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The Salmonella outbreak linked to Citterio salami sticks has ended after sickening 34 people, hospitalizing seven of them, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- outbreak, which included…
Seafood Salmonella outbreak CDC final map

Seafood Salmonella Outbreak Ends with 115 Sick

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A seafood Salmonella outbreak has ended after sickening 115 people in 15 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The seafood and sushi products, produced by Northeast Seafood Products, were sold at restaurants…
CDC map of Josie's Organics Baby Spinach E. coli Outbrea

2 Hospitalized in Spinach E. coli Outbreak

Two people have been hospitalized in the E. coli outbreak linked to Josie’s Organics baby spinach. The E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, which includes patients ranging in age from 2 to 71 years old, has sickened 10 people in seven states, according…
Al Kanater Salmonella recall

Al Kanater Tahini Salmonella Recall

International Golden Foods, Inc (IGF) of Bensenville, IL has issued a recall for Al Kanater tahini because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.  At the time of the recall, the company was unaware of any illnesses associated with the consumption…
Josie's organics spinach

MN E. coli Outbreak Linked to Spinach Sold at Fresh Thyme, Hy-Vee

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Minnesotans sickened in a spinach E. coli outbreak purchased Josie's Organics brand at a Hy-Vee store and Fresh Thyme brand at a Fresh Thyme store. Both brands are made by Braga Fresh of Salinas, CA. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture…
CDC map of Josie's Organics Baby Spinach E. coli Outbrea

Josie's Organics, Fresh Thyme Baby Spinach Linked to E. coli Outbreak

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Josie's Organics and Fresh Thyme baby spinach have been linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 10 people in seven states, according to state and federal health officials.  Both of these brands are produced by Braga Fresh of Salinas,…
Salmonella Lawyer - red, yellow and white onions

Can You Get Salmonella from Onions?

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Yes, you can get Salmonella from onions. In fact, onions are frequently contaminated with Salmonella.  Since 2009, the have been 11 Salmonella outbreaks linked to onions, two of them have occurred during the last 15 months. In most onion Salmonella…
salami recall Citterio salame sticks sold at trader joe's recalled for Salmonella

Most Salami Stick Salmonella Outbreak Patients are Children

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Almost 80 percent of the people sickened in the salami stick Salmonella outbreak are children, with an average age of 7, according to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreak linked to Citterio…
salami recall Citterio salame sticks sold at trader joe's recalled for Salmonella

Salmonella Recall for Citterio Salami Sticks

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Citterio salami sticks sold at Trader Joe's and Wegmans are being recalled in connection with a Salmonella outbreak. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them. The salami stick Salmonella outbreak has sickened 31…
Fresh Express Salad Listeria Recall Notice

Listeria Recall for Fresh Express Salad

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Updated December 22, 2021 A Listeria recall for Fresh Express salad includes all of the salad made at the company’s facility in Streamwood, IL. Genetic analysis indicates that this recall is likely linked to a Listeria outbreak under investigation…
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2021 a Big Year for Recalls, Outbreaks Linked to Salami, Italian Meats

In any given year, it wouldn't be surprising to see a recall or outbreak linked to salami or another "Italian-style" meat. But 2021 was notable in that there wasn't just one, there were four recalls and two outbreaks linked to these products. Of…
Big Y Listeria ham recall

Listeria Recall Includes Ham Sold at Whole Foods, Albertsons, Safeway...

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A Listeria recall includes ham and pepperoni sold at Whole Foods, Big Y, Piggly Wiggly, ShopRite, and the Albertsons family of stores including Safeway, Vons, Shaw's, and more.  The recall includes 2.3 million pounds of products including boneless…
Margherita Pepperoni recall

Margherita Pepperoni Recalled for Bacillus Cereus

Margherita brand pepperoni is being recalled for risk of contamination with the bacteria Bacillus cereus. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Bacillus cereus can cause illnesses with symptoms including nausea and diarrhea. Smithfield…