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Melon Brands Recalled for Salmonella Include Whole Foods, Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Freshness Guaranteed, Garden Highway, Renaissance and Boar's Head are among the brands of melon recalled in connection with a nine-state Salmonella outbreak. At least 109 people who purchased the recalled watermelon,…
Caito Melon Salmonella Outbreak

Target, Kroger, Walmart & More Sold Melon Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Target, Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods sold pre-cut melon that has been linked to a nine-state Salmonella outbreak. So far, 109 people have been sickened and 23 have been hospitalized. The outbreak strain, Salmonella Carrau,…
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E. coli Beef and Salmonella Melon Outbreaks hit Ohio

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Ohio has been hit by two ongoing food poisoning outbreaks. A six-state outbreak linked to E.coli in ground beef has sickened seven people in Ohio. And a nine-state Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 27 Ohioans. Ground…
Caito Melon Salmonella Outbreak

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pre-cut Melons from Caito Foods

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The FDA has announced a recall of pre-cut melon products from Caito foods, including cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon, as well as products with those melons mixed in. The FDA and CDC have linked a rare strain of Salmonella, called Salmonella…
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Ground Beef is Source of Six-State E. coli Outbreak, Says CDC

Ground beef is the source of an E. coli O103 outbreak that has sickened 109 people in six states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today. The news comes two weeks after state health officials in Kentucky first reported…
CDC map of 5-state E. coli ouutbreak on 4/9/19

E. coli Outbreak Hits Georgia Hard, 17 Sick, 3 Hospitalized

A five-state E. coli O103 outbreak has hard hit Georgia where 17 people have been sickened and three have been hospitalized. So far, a total of 96 illnesses and 11 hospitalizations have been reported from Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee…
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E. coli Outbreak Expands, Half of Those Sickened are Under 17

The E. coli outbreak in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Virginia has expanded to include 96 people, half of whom are under 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health officials are still trying to determine…
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Thogensen Raw Frozen Pet Food Recalled for Potential Listeria

Thogersen Family Farm of Stanwood, WA issued a recall for four varieties of raw frozen pet food on April 4, 2019, because of potential Listeria contamination.  At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. The recall includes…
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6 with E. coli Hospitalized in Kentucky as Outbreak Grows

Six people who have been hospitalized with E. coli infections in Kentucky are among dozens who have been sickened in an outbreak that also includes illnesses in Ohio, Georgia and Tennessee. As health officials scramble to find the source of…
Raw ground turkey Salmonella

CDC: Turkey Salmonella Reading Outbreak is Over, Kind of

The CDC said this week that the raw turkey Salmonella outbreak has ended, but illnesses are likely to continue because contamination with the outbreak strain is so widespread throughout the industry. On April 30, 2019, in its final update…
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FDA Finds Listeria at 19 Ice Cream Production Facilities, Salmonella at 1

After a series of ice cream Listeria recalls and a deadly outbreak, the FDA decided to study the Listeria hazards associated with the commercial production of ice cream. The results of the study show that some makers still aren't doing enough…
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Are Schools and Hospitals Part of E. coli O103 Outbreak?

Are Kentucky schools and hospitals part of the E. coli O103 outbreak that has sickened 177 people in 10 states? So far, two firms K2D Foods and Grant Park Packing have issued recalls for ground beef. But the meat produced by each firm ended…
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Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak Adds 21 Cases in Two Days, 177 Now Sick

The ground beef E. coli outbreak added 21 cases in two days this week, 177 people from 10 states have been sickened, 21 of them hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That update comes on the heels of…