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Caito Melon Salmonella Outbreak

Pre-cut Melon Salmonella Outbreak Expands, 117 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has expanded to include 117 people in 10 states. Thirty-two people have been hospitalized, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since the last…
Packages of ground beef

First Ground Beef E. coli Lawsuit Filed by Pritzker Hageman

The first lawsuit stemming from the 10-state E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef has been filed by Pritzker Hageman, a national food safety law firm. The suit, case number 6:19-cv-00106-REW, was filed today in U.S. District Court for the…
Ground Beef Recalled By K2D Foods

K2D Foods Recalls Ground Beef Products During E.coli O103 Outbreak

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While the E.coli O103 outbreak linked to ground beef continues to expand, K2D Foods has recalled for more than 100,000 pounds of ground beef due to possible E.coli O103 contamination. K2D Foods, doing business as Colorado Premium Foods, recalled…
CDC Map of Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak 4/23/19

Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak Expands to 10 States, 156 Sick

The ground beef E. coli outbreak has expanded to 10 states, 156 people are sick and 20 have been hospitalized. That's an increase of 47 illnesses, four states and three hospitalizations since the last update from the Centers for Disease Control…
Listeria Outbreak

The Lethal History of Listeria and Deli Meat

A Listeria outbreak linked to deli meat that has sickened eight people killing one of them is the latest chapter in the lethal history of Listeria in deli meat. Almost 20 years ago, after two of the most deadly foodborne illness outbreaks in…
Ground beef

Georgia Ground Beef E. coli Cases Mount as Officials Search for Answers

Twenty-seven people in Georgia are part of multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef, according to state health officials. That's an increase of 10 cases since the last update in April 12, 2019. The number of hospitalizations has remained…
Tuna Nigiri Sushi and soy sauce

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…
Stacks of cut melon cubes

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…
Raw oysters restaurant

Vibrio, E. coli, Shigella, Campylobacter, Norovirus Raw Oyster Outbreak

Raw oysters served at restaurants in California and Nevada are the source of an outbreak that has sickened 16 people in five states. Two of them required hospitalization. The oysters, which are contaminated with Vibrio, E. coli, Shigella, Campylobacter…
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…