Current News and Investigations from our Food Safety Legal Team

Beef Salmonella outbreak

A Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Beef Products? USDA is Investigating

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Are beef products the source of a Salmonella Muenchen outbreak? The U.S Department of Agricultures's Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) suspects they are and has opened an investigation but provided no further information. A few weeks…
Listeria Outbreak

FDA Investigating Another Mystery Listeria Outbreak

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For the third time this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opened an investigation into a mystery Listeria outbreak. One of the investigations was closed a few weeks ago without being solved, so this new one is one of two…
Urban Remedy Tea Tonic Hepatitis Recall

Strawberry Hibiscus Urban Remedy Hepatitis Recall

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A hepatitis recall for Urban Remedy Organic Revitalizing Tea Tonic Strawberry Hibiscus Rose has been issued. The recall includes products with the lot code 1232  and best by date 7/17/2022. Consumers who have purchased the recalled product…
FreshKampo organic strawberries hepatitis

Hepatitis from Strawberries Sold at ALDI, Trader Joe's, Walmart in MN

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In Minnesota, organic strawberries sold at ALDI, Trader Joe's, and Walmart have been linked to a hepatitis A outbreak. The multistate outbreak includes 17 illnesses in three states: California (15), Minnesota (1), and North Dakota (1). Twelve…
Listeria lawyer- Queso-fresco

To Make Soft Cheese Without Listeria, Stringent Hygiene is Required

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A new CDC report about the deadly El Abuelito queso fresco Listeria outbreak in 2021 outlines why Listeria is a known risk in the production of soft cheeses. The outbreak, which sickened 13 people, ended in May 2021, with 12 hospitalizations…
Jif Salmonella Recall celery and peanut butter snack

Jif Recall Includes Fruit and Vegetable Snack Packs, Candy, More

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The Jif Salmonella recall includes fruit and veggie snack packs, candy, prepared foods sold at grocery stores, and other products containing peanut butter. These items have been recalled in connection with a multistate Salmonella outbreak that…
Beef Salmonella outbreak

USDA Suspects Beef is the Source of a New E. coli Outbreak

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USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) officials suspect beef is the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak and have opened an investigation. The agency has not released any details about the outbreak, but one detail of the announcement…
Jif Salmonella Recall

Recalled Jif Peanut Butter Sold at Walmart, Target, Kroger Weis, Publix...

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A Salmonella recall for Jif peanut butter includes Walmart, Target, Kroger, Costco Weis, Publix, Hannaford, Stop & Shop, and more. The recall, issued in connection with a Salmonella outbreak,  includes 48 varieties of Jif such as creamy,…
Listeria

FDA Ends Investigation of One of Two Mystery Listeria Outbreaks

The FDA has ended its investigation into one of two mystery Listeria outbreaks that have been ongoing for several months. The agency conducted a traceback investigation, an on-site inspection, and testing on samples of the suspected food source,…
Big Olaf Ice Cream Listeria Recall and Outbreak

Big Olaf Ice Cream Recall Tied to Deadly Listeria Outbreak

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Eleven days after being notified that its ice cream was linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak, Big Olaf Creamery issued an ice cream recall. The Sarasota, FL-based ice cream company makes dozens of flavors of ice cream, all of them are included…
Listeria lawyer-CDC map of deadly Listeria outbreak in MN

Big Olaf Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak Includes Minnesota

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The Big Olaf ice cream Listeria outbreak includes 23 people from 10 states including Minnesota. On July 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that Big Olaf ice cream is the source of the outbreak that has caused one…
Big Olaf ice cream Listeria

Listeria Outbreak but No Recall - Where was Big Olaf Ice Cream Sold?

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Big Olaf ice cream has been linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak but the company hasn't issued a recall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The ice cream is only sold in Florida at Big Olaf locations and at other…
Big Olaf Listeria Outbreak

Big Olaf Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak

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A Big Olaf ice cream Listeria outbreak includes 23 illnesses, one death, and one fetal loss, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health officials have information for 22 of the patients. All 22 of them were so…