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NC Outbreak Linked to AFC Sushi Sold at Harris Teeter Stores

A food poisoning outbreak has been linked to AFC Sushi sold at two Harris Teeter locations in North Carolina, according to county health officials.  More than 10 people who purchased the product at AFC Sushi kiosks inside the Harris Teeter…
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Wild Harvest, Dole Romaine E. coli Recall - Organic Lettuce from Salinas

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has issued a recall for Dole and Wild Harvest brand organic hearts of romaine lettuce for potential E. coli contamination. The romaine was harvested in Salinas, CA four weeks ago and should no longer be on store shelves. The…
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Nekter Juice Bar Illnesses in MN Part of a 4-State Salmonella Outbreak

Ten illnesses associated with a Nekter Juice Bar in Woodbury, Minnesota are part of a four-state Salmonella Paratyphi outbreak that has sickened 18 people. Since the Minnesota Health Department discovered the outbreak in October, it has grown…
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Expired Fresh Express Caesar Supreme Salad Kits Recalled for E. coli Risk

Fresh Express is recalling Caesar Supreme bagged salad kits for possible E. coli O26 contamination. The recalled salad kits, which contain romaine lettuce, creamy Caesar dressing, Italian cheeses and garlic croutons, have "use by" dates of November…
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Did Canada Dodge Romaine E. coli Outbreak Blitz with New Import Rules?

Is Canada breaking the fall tradition of a romaine E. coli outbreak?  Each year since 2017, Canada has been struck by an autumnal E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, CA. Those outbreaks occurred in tandem with E. coli…
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Third E. coli Outbreak with Romaine as Suspected Source

Federal health officials are investigating a third multistate E. coli O157:H7 outbreak where romaine lettuce is a suspected source. On October 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced two E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks,…
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Tanimura & Antle Romaine E. coli Recall Includes Walmart, Other Stores

Whole heads of Tanimura & Antle brand romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, CA, and sold at Walmart, Food Lion and other stores are being recalled for E. coli O157:H7 risk. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as E. coli…

Massachusetts Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak Sickens 7

A deli meat Listeria outbreak has sickened seven people in Massachusetts, two people in New York and one person in Florida who died. All 10 people required hospitalization. The people sickened in this outbreak provided their food histories…
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2 New E. coli Outbreaks with Genetic Links to Past Romaine Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced two E. coli outbreaks yesterday saying the food source has not yet been confirmed but that the genetic fingerprints of the E. coli O157:H7 cultured from those sickened matches the…
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A Ground Beef E. coli O145 Outbreak?

Ground beef is the suspected source of an ongoing E. coli O145 outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) has opened an investigation into the outbreak but the agency has not yet provided…
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Lancaster Foods Butternut Squash Listeria Recall

Lancaster Foods has issued a recall for butternut squash products that may be contaminated with Listeria.  These products were sold at grocery stores in NC, VA, DC, MD, PN, NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, and VT. This recall is in effect at the same…
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Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Listeria Recall, Spirals and Chunks

Pero Family Farms has issued a recall for packaged butternut squash spirals and chunks that may be contaminated with Listeria. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death.   This…
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Publix Listeria Recall: Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Spirals, Cubes

Pero Family Farms has issued a recall for microwavable trays of butternut squash cubes and spirals sold at Publix for possible Listeria contamination. Customers who purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious…