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Sushi Tuna Salmonella Outbreak and Recall

A frozen ground tuna Salmonella outbreak has sickened 13 people who reported eating sushi at restaurants or grocery stores before they got sick. Two people have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
CDC Map of Listeria Deli Meat and Cheese Outbreak

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meat and Cheese, 7 Sick, 1 Dead

A four-state Listeria outbreak linked to deli meat and cheese has sickened eight people killing one of them. The outbreak began in late 2016 with the most recent case reported in March 2019. A product recall has not been issued as the…
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Pre-Cut Melon Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 16 in Kentucky, Lawsuit Filed

A Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 16 people in Kentucky. One of them, a woman from Louisville has filed a lawsuit against Kroger and Caito Foods.  She spent a week in the hospital battling septicemia, a life-threatening…
Cut chunks of honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon and blueberries

Melon Brands Recalled for Salmonella Include Whole Foods, Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Freshness Guaranteed, Garden Highway, Renaissance, and Boar's Head are among the brands of melon recalled in connection with a nine-state Salmonella outbreak. At least 109 people who purchased the recalled watermelon,…
Caito Melon Salmonella Outbreak

Target, Kroger, Walmart & More Sold Melon Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Target, Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods sold pre-cut melon that has been linked to a nine-state Salmonella outbreak. So far, 109 people have been sickened and 23 have been hospitalized. The outbreak strain, Salmonella Carrau,…
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E. coli Beef and Salmonella Melon Outbreaks hit Ohio

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Ohio has been hit by two ongoing food poisoning outbreaks. A six-state outbreak linked to E.coli in ground beef has sickened seven people in Ohio. And a nine-state Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 27 Ohioans. Ground…
Caito Melon Salmonella Outbreak

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pre-cut Melons from Caito Foods

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The FDA has announced a recall of pre-cut melon products from Caito foods, including cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon, as well as products with those melons mixed in. The FDA and CDC have linked a rare strain of Salmonella, called Salmonella…
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Ground Beef is Source of Six-State E. coli Outbreak, Says CDC

Ground beef is the source of an E. coli O103 outbreak that has sickened 109 people in six states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today. The news comes two weeks after state health officials in Kentucky first reported…
CDC map of 5-state E. coli ouutbreak on 4/9/19

E. coli Outbreak Hits Georgia Hard, 17 Sick, 3 Hospitalized

A five-state E. coli O103 outbreak has hard hit Georgia where 17 people have been sickened and three have been hospitalized. So far, a total of 96 illnesses and 11 hospitalizations have been reported from Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee…
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Tailor Cut Produce Fruit Mix is Possible Source of PA Salmonella Outbreak

Tailor Cut Produce Fruit Mix is possibly the source of a Salmonella outbreak in Pennsylvania that has sickened 31 people, according to the U.S. Food And Drug Administration (FDA). The outbreak includes illnesses reported from two nursing homes…
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Pennsylvania Salmonella Outbreak Strikes Hospitals, Nursing Homes

A Pennsylvania Salmonella outbreak that includes two hospitals and two nursing homes in southeastern Pennsylvania has sickened 29 people. The illnesses occurred between November 19 and November 30 at the facilities whose names have not yet been…
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Dole Colorful Coleslaw Recall for Salmonella Risk is Latest in Growing List

Dole Fresh Vegetables has issued a recall of President’s Choice Colorful Coleslaw and Marketside Tri-Color Coleslaw for potential contamination with Salmonella. The company issued the recall after Salmonella was found by the Canadian Food…
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Romaine E. coli Outbreak Keeps Expanding, 102 Now Sick

The romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak has expanded again and now includes  102 illnesses in 23 states. Fifty-eight people have been hospitalized, 10 of whom have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) a form of kidney failure that is a…