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Listeria in El Abuelito Queso Fresco Sickens 4 in NY

Four people in New York are part of a four-state queso fresco Listeria outbreak, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A total of ten people have been sickened, two of the illnesses are pregnancy-related.…
Listeria Lawyer - El Abuelito Queso Fresco Outbreak, NY, CT, MD, VA

El Abuelito Queso Fresco Listeria Outbreak Grows, 10 Now Sick

A queso fresco Listeria outbreak has grown to include 10 illnesses in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and Virginia, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreak has been linked to cheese…
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CDC: Do Not Eat Any El Abuelito Brand Queso Fresco Cheese

In the course of investigating an ongoing Listeria outbreak linked to Hispanic-style soft cheeses, the Connecticut Department of Health found Listeria in El Abuelito queso fresco purchased from a  grocery store.  Connecticut health officials…
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Listeria Outbreak and CDC Health Alert for Queso Fresco, Other Cheeses

A Listeria outbreak associated with queso fresco and similar cheeses has sickened seven people in Connecticut, Maryland, New York and Virginia, all of whom have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
Basil Cyclospora outbreak

That's Tasty and Simple Truth Basil Cyclospora Recall

Possible Cyclospora contamination has prompted a recall of organic basil for sold under the brand names That’s Tasty and Simple Truth. Shenandoah Growers Inc. of Harrisonburg, VA issued the recall for 3240 units of branded fresh-cut, organic…
E. coli STEC Outbreak

Oklahoma is Hard Hit by Deadly E. coli Outbreak

A deadly E. coli outbreak includes five people in Oklahoma and 11 others in Arkansas, New York, Virginia, and Washington. The five-state E. coli O157:H7 outbreak is causing unusually severe infections including nine hospitalizations, three cases…
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Arkansas Hard Hit by E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak

A deadly E. coli outbreak includes six people in Arkansas and 11 more in  New York, Virginia, Oklahoma, and Washington. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday that is investigating a five-state E. coli O157:H7…
E. coli lawyer - CDC Map of E. coli O157:H7 outbreak

New E. coli Outbreak: 1 Dead, 16 Sick, Three with HUS

A five-state E. coli outbreak is causing unusually severe infections including nine hospitalizations and one death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Three people have a form of kidney failure associated with E.…
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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…
Salmonella in Plainville Farms, Wegmans, Nature's Promise Ground Turkey

Ground Turkey Salmonella Hadar Outbreak Ends

A ground turkey Salmonella outbreak has ended after sickening 33 people in 14 states. Health officials identified ground turkey sold under the brand names Plainville Farms, Wegmans, and Nature’s Promise  as the source of the outbreak. Four…
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Organic Yogurt E. coli Outbreak Expands- 15 Cases Confirmed

An E. coli outbreak linked to organic yogurt sold under the brand names PCC and Pure Eire has expanded to include 15 cases, according to the latest information from the Washington Department of Health. Nine of the people sickened in this outbreak…
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PCC Yogurt E. coli Recall, Illnesses Reported

PCC grass-fed, organic yogurt, made for PCC Community Markets by Pure Eire Dairy, is under recall for E. coli after Washington health officials linked it to illnesses in that state. In addition to all flavors of PCC yogurt sold in 8 oz and 16…
E. coli Lawyer -Washington E. coli O157:H7

WA E. coli Outbreak in King, Snohomish, Benton and Walla Walla Counties

A Washington E. coli O157:H7 outbreak includes illnesses in King, Snohomish, Benton and Walla Walla counties. King County health officials first discovered the outbreak last week. At that time, seven children, all under the age of 14, were sick.…