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E. coli Outbreak in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Georgia

An E. coli outbreak has sickened more than 60 people in four states, according to health officials in Kentucky where 44 cases have been confirmed and 20 more are awaiting confirmation. Cases have also been reported in Tennessee, Georgia and…
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Listeria Recall for California-Grown Avocados

Henry Avocado Corp. of Escondido, CA  has issued a recall for California-grown avocados that are potentially contaminated with Listeria. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported in association with the avocados. However,…
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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…
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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…