Current News and Investigations from our Food Safety Legal Team

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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…
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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…
Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Listeria

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…
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Does Romaine Pose a Greater E. coli Risk Than Other Leafy Greens?

After ground beef, leafy greens are the most common source of E. coli outbreaks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But are some salad greens riskier than others? According to a recent report from the CDC, the…
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Salmonella Potsdam Outbreak May Be a First in the U.S.

The FDA is investigating an outbreak linked to a rare Salmonella serovar that has sickened seven people. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an investigation of a Salmonella Potsdam outbreak last week.  The agency has not…
Fresh Attitude Spinach Salmonella Recall

Fresh Attitude Spinach Salmonella Recall

Fresh Attitude brand spinach sold in NY, NJ, DE, CT, MD and PA is being recalled for Salmonella risk. Consumers who have purchased the product, produced by Vegpro International of Sherrington, QC CAN, should not eat it as Salmonella can cause…
Mary's Chicken Breast Label Recall

Mary's Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Recalled Due to Undercooking

Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor of San Diego, CA, has issued a recall at 1,115 pounds of Mary's fully cooked chicken breast which may be contaminated with bacteria  due to undercooking. Customers who have received this product should…
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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.…
Cashews are Salmonella source in Jule's cheese outbreak

Contaminated Nuts are Source of Jule's Cashew Brie Salmonella Outbreak

Cashews are the Salmonella source in the outbreak linked to Jule’s cashew brie, according to the latest update from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Testing by state and federal health officials also revealed that the cheese products…
Velvet Ice Cream Listeria Recall

Velvet Ice Cream Listeria Recall, Plant had “Resident Pathogen” FDA Says

In 2019,  the FDA deemed Listeria a “resident pathogen” at its facility in Utica, OH,  now  Velvet Ice Cream is recalling all products made there since March 24, 2021, for Listeria risk. The Velvet Ice Cream Listeria recall includes…