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FDA Questions Linger After Caito Melon Salmonella Outbreak Ends

When the Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon from Caito Foods ended, the FDA's investigation into the company didn't.  Food Safety Lawyer Brendan Flaherty says there are a couple of reasons why the agency may have chosen to keep the…
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E. coli Recall Expands to Include All 5-LB Bags of ALDI Baker's Corner Flour

A recall for ALDI Baker's Corner flour has been expanded to include all 5-pound bags for potential E. coli contamination. The recall is in conjunction with an E. coli  O26 outbreak that has sickened 17 people in eight states. The initial…
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E. coli in ALDI Baker's Corner Flour Sickens 17 in 8 States

An E. coli outbreak linked to ALDI brand Baker's Corner flour has sickened 17 people in eight states. Three people have been hospitalized. When people are sickened by E. coli, state health officials perform genetic tests on cultures from…
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Norovirus, Vibrio, E. coli, Campylobacter, Shigella Raw Oyster Outbreak

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Sixteen people who ate oysters contaminated with norovirus and four kinds of bacteria are part of a five-state outbreak. Two more people, who did eat the oysters but had contact with people who did, also got food poisoning. But they are not…
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Frozen Tuna Salmonella Outbreak Ends with 15 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen ground tuna from Jensen Tuna in Houma, LA has ended with 15 sick in eight states. Two people were hospitalized. The people sickened said they ate spicy tuna rolls or other tuna sushi items at restaurants…
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Salmonella Outbreak from Del Monte Vegetable Trays Sold at Kwik Trip

A Salmonella outbreak linked to Del Monte vegetable trays sold at Kwik Trip stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin has sickened four people. Other stores may also have sold the contaminated vegetable trays, Wisconsin health officials said. This…
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E. coli in Ground Beef Sickens 196 in 10 States, 2 with HUS

A ground beef E. coli outbreak has sickened 196 people in 10 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure that affects some E.…
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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…
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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…
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Salmonella Tahini Outbreak Ends, Will Lawsuits Follow?

The Salmonella outbreak linked to tahini has ended, but it's not too late for those who were sickened to file a lawsuit. The outbreak was linked to imported products that were distributed by Brodt Zenatti Holding LLC of Jupiter, Florida. Three…
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Spinach, Avocado and Pepper Recalls Show Listeria Survives Freezing

Three recalls for frozen produce this week show that freezing is one of the many extreme conditions that Listeria can survive.  Three frozen products were recalled this week for potential Listeria contamination. At the time the recalls were…
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Signature Select Brand Frozen Avocado Chunks Recalled for Listeria

A Signature Select brand frozen avocado chunks sold at Albertsons, Safeway and other stores are being recalled for potential Listeria contamination. The recall, issued June 18, 2019, by Nature's Touch Foods Inc., includes products with a "best…
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Ground Beef E. coli O103 Outbreak Sickens 209 Before Ending

An E. coli O103 outbreak linked to ground beef sickened 209 people in 10 states before ending yesterday. Twenty-nine people were hospitalized, two of whom developed a life-threatening form of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Genetic…