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Raw ground turkey Salmonella

Butterball Ground Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Ends with 7 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak linked to Butterball ground turkey has ended after sickening seven people in three states with Salmonella Schwarzengrund infections. One person was hospitalized. The outbreak was ongoing while another Salmonella…
Raw oysters restaurant

Vibrio in Raw Oysters Sickens 12 in California

A Vibrio outbreak linked to raw oysters has sickened 12 people in California. The oysters, which were harvested from Estero El Cardon in Baja California Sur, Mexico, were contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio albensis, Shigella, norovirus…
May 2019 Tyson Chicken Strips Recall

Foreign Matter Food Contamination Injures 3, USDA Announces New Recall

Tyson Foods recalls almost 12 million pounds of frozen chicken strips due to possible foreign matter contamination. The USDA's FSIS issued a statement that the recall is an expansion of a March 21st, 2019 recall that identified 69,000 pounds…
Raw ground turkey Salmonella

CDC: Turkey Salmonella Reading Outbreak is Over, Kind of

The CDC said this week that the raw turkey Salmonella outbreak has ended, but illnesses are likely to continue because contamination with the outbreak strain is so widespread throughout the industry. On April 30, 2019, in its final update…
Listeria

FDA Finds Listeria at 19 Ice Cream Production Facilities, Salmonella at 1

After a series of ice cream Listeria recalls and a deadly outbreak, the FDA decided to study the Listeria hazards associated with the commercial production of ice cream. The results of the study show that some makers still aren't doing enough…
Raw ground beef

Are Schools and Hospitals Part of E. coli O103 Outbreak?

Are Kentucky schools and hospitals part of the E. coli O103 outbreak that has sickened 177 people in 10 states? So far, two firms K2D Foods and Grant Park Packing have issued recalls for ground beef. But the meat produced by each firm ended…
Ground beef

Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak Adds 21 Cases in Two Days, 177 Now Sick

The ground beef E. coli outbreak added 21 cases in two days this week, 177 people from 10 states have been sickened, 21 of them hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That update comes on the heels of…
Bowls of cubed melon

Melon Salmonella Outbreak Update: FDA's 22-Page List of Stores

The FDA has released a 22-page list of stores that sold pre-cut melon linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon. The fruit, produced by Caito Foods LLC, was recalled on April 12. But because it is possible that some…
Magnification of E. coli bacteria

Grant Park Packing Recalls Ground Beef for E. coli O103 During Outbreak

Grant Park Packing of Franklin Park, Ill.  issued an April 24 recall for 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. The recalled raw ground beef was packed in 40-lb. bulk cardboard boxes marked…
Salmonella tahini

Another Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Tahini from Israel

Another tahini Salmonella outbreak has been linked to products imported from Israel. The outbreak, which has sickened four people in the three states, comes just a few months after another Salmonella outbreak linked to tahini imported from Israel…
Woman holding stomach in pain

La Hacienda in Madison Closed After 25 Get Food Poisoning

La Hacienda on Park St. in Madison, WI has been temporarily closed after 25 food poisoning illnesses were reported. Health officials told the Wisconsin State Journal  hat they are still gathering information and could provide no concrete information…
Biltmore Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon

Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon Sold at Publix Recalled for Listeria Risk

Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon sold at Publix has been recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. The problem was discovered during…
Mecox Sunrise Cheese Recall

Mecox Surnrise Raw Milk Cheese Recalled for Listeria Risk

Mecox Bay Dairy, LLC of Brideghampton, NY has issued a recall for Mecox Sunrise washed-rind Tomme style cheese for possible Listeria contamination. Consumers who have purchased this cheese, made from unpasteurized milk, should not eat it as…