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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…
Bowls of cubed melon

Melon Salmonella Outbreak Update: FDA's 22-Page List of Stores

The FDA has released a 22-page list of stores that sold pre-cut melon linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon. The fruit, produced by Caito Foods LLC, was recalled on April 12. But because it is possible that some…
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Grant Park Packing Recalls Ground Beef for E. coli O103 During Outbreak

Grant Park Packing of Franklin Park, Ill.  issued an April 24 recall for 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. The recalled raw ground beef was packed in 40-lb. bulk cardboard boxes marked…
Caito Melon Salmonella Outbreak

Pre-cut Melon Salmonella Outbreak Expands, 117 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has expanded to include 117 people in 10 states. Thirty-two people have been hospitalized, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since the last…
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First Ground Beef E. coli Lawsuit Filed by Pritzker Hageman

The first lawsuit stemming from the 10-state E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef has been filed by Pritzker Hageman, a national food safety law firm. The suit, case number 6:19-cv-00106-REW, was filed today in U.S. District Court for the…
Ground Beef Recalled By K2D Foods

K2D Foods Recalls Ground Beef Products During E.coli O103 Outbreak

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While the E.coli O103 outbreak linked to ground beef continues to expand, K2D Foods has recalled for more than 100,000 pounds of ground beef due to possible E.coli O103 contamination. K2D Foods, doing business as Colorado Premium Foods, recalled…
CDC Map of Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak 4/23/19

Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak Expands to 10 States, 156 Sick

The ground beef E. coli outbreak has expanded to 10 states, 156 people are sick and 20 have been hospitalized. That's an increase of 47 illnesses, four states and three hospitalizations since the last update from the Centers for Disease Control…
Listeria Outbreak

The Lethal History of Listeria and Deli Meat

A Listeria outbreak linked to deli meat that has sickened eight people killing one of them is the latest chapter in the lethal history of Listeria in deli meat. Almost 20 years ago, after two of the most deadly foodborne illness outbreaks in…
Karawan Tahini Salmonella Recall

Karawan Tahini Recall Expanded, Product Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

A recall for Karawan brand tahini products, which has been linked to a Salmonella outbreak, has been expanded to include all sizes of the product produced between December 2018 and April 2019. Consumers, restaurants and food service operators…
Cyclospora

Cyclospora: 8 Weeks is a Long Time to Have Diarrhea

Each summer, the subtropical parasite Cyclospora makes its way to the U.S. on imported produce causing food poisoning symptoms that, if untreated, can last more than two months. Last summer, two Cyclospora outbreaks sickened more than 700 people.…
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Salmonella Outbreak Temporarily Closes Daycare in Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) is looking into reports of a Salmonella outbreak at a local daycare. Several parents of the 100 or so kids who attend Elite Childcare Academy in Omaha have reported illnesses. Health officials have…
Bowls of cubed melon

FDA Questions Linger After Caito Melon Salmonella Outbreak Ends

When the Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon from Caito Foods ended, the FDA's investigation into the company didn't.  Food Safety Lawyer Brendan Flaherty says there are a couple of reasons why the agency may have chosen to keep the…