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Organic Yogurt E. coli Outbreak Expands- 15 Cases Confirmed

An E. coli outbreak linked to organic yogurt sold under the brand names PCC and Pure Eire has expanded to include 15 cases, according to the latest information from the Washington Department of Health. Nine of the people sickened in this outbreak…
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PCC Yogurt E. coli Recall, Illnesses Reported

PCC grass-fed, organic yogurt, made for PCC Community Markets by Pure Eire Dairy, is under recall for E. coli after Washington health officials linked it to illnesses in that state. In addition to all flavors of PCC yogurt sold in 8 oz and 16…
E. coli Lawyer -Washington E. coli O157:H7

WA E. coli Outbreak in King, Snohomish, Benton and Walla Walla Counties

A Washington E. coli O157:H7 outbreak includes illnesses in King, Snohomish, Benton and Walla Walla counties. King County health officials first discovered the outbreak last week. At that time, seven children, all under the age of 14, were sick.…
Cashews are Salmonella source in Jule's cheese outbreak

Contaminated Nuts are Source of Jule's Cashew Brie Salmonella Outbreak

Cashews are the Salmonella source in the outbreak linked to Jule’s cashew brie, according to the latest update from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Testing by state and federal health officials also revealed that the cheese products…
Velvet Ice Cream Listeria Recall

Velvet Ice Cream Listeria Recall, Plant had “Resident Pathogen” FDA Says

In 2019,  the FDA deemed Listeria a “resident pathogen” at its facility in Utica, OH,  now  Velvet Ice Cream is recalling all products made there since March 24, 2021, for Listeria risk. The Velvet Ice Cream Listeria recall includes…
Guan's Enoki Mushroom Listeria Recall

Another Guan's Enoki Mushroom Listeria Recall

UPDATED MAY 10, 2021 One year they were recalled in connection with a deadly Listeria outbreak, Guan’s enoki mushrooms are again being recalled for Listeria. No illnesses have been reported in association with the current enoki mushroom Listeria…
JBS Boneless beef E. coli Recall

JBS Imported Boneless Beef E. coli Recall

JBS USA Food Company in Greeley, CO has issued a recall for imported boneless beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. It is not clear why the raw, frozen, boneless beef products imported from Australia on or around Nov. 10, 2020,…
Ground turkey Salmonella Hadar outbreak Plainville, Wegmans Nature's Promise

Ground Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 7 in Massachusetts

A 12-state Salmonella Hadar ground turkey outbreak linked to Plainville Farms, Wegmans and Nature's Promise brands includes at least seven people in Massachusetts. The products were sold at Wegmans, Food Lion, Giant Food, Giant/Martin’s,…
Charcuterie meats Salmonella outbreak

Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Charcuterie Meats Such as Salami, Prosciutto

Charcuterie meats such as salami, prosciutto, coppa, and soppressata are linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 36 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twelve people have been hospitalized. August…
Cake batter in a bowl

21 Recalls in 3 Years for E. coli and Salmonella in Flour and Cake Mix

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As a cake mix E. coli outbreak unfolds, some consumers are wondering how common is bacterial contamination of cake mix and flour? An examination of recalls posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) website reveals that since…
Pre-cooked shrimp Salmonella

Pre-Cooked Shrimp Salmonella Weltevreden Outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says pre-cooked shrimp is the likely source of a Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak that has sickened at least six people.  The agency is not disclosing the name of the company, the product brand name,…
Kirkwood chicken cordon bleu, Salmonella outbreak

Kirkwood Chicken Cordon Bleu Contains Salmonella Outbreak Strain

While investigating a breaded chicken Salmonella outbreak, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture tested Kirkwood Chicken Cordon Bleu and found the outbreak strain.  Kirkwood is a store brand for  ALDI, but other brands may also be implicated…