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La Hacienda in Madison Closed After 25 Get Food Poisoning

La Hacienda on Park St. in Madison, WI has been temporarily closed after 25 food poisoning illnesses were reported. Health officials told the Wisconsin State Journal  hat they are still gathering information and could provide no concrete information…
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Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon Sold at Publix Recalled for Listeria Risk

Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon sold at Publix has been recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. The problem was discovered during…
Mecox Sunrise Cheese Recall

Mecox Surnrise Raw Milk Cheese Recalled for Listeria Risk

Mecox Bay Dairy, LLC of Brideghampton, NY has issued a recall for Mecox Sunrise washed-rind Tomme style cheese for possible Listeria contamination. Consumers who have purchased this cheese, made from unpasteurized milk, should not eat it as…
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Vibrio, E. coli, Shigella, Campylobacter, Norovirus Raw Oyster Outbreak

Raw oysters served at restaurants in California and Nevada are the source of an outbreak that has sickened 16 people in five states. Two of them required hospitalization. The oysters, which are contaminated with Vibrio, E. coli, Shigella, Campylobacter…
Raw ground turkey Salmonella

Butterball Ground Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Ends with 7 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak linked to Butterball ground turkey has ended after sickening seven people in three states with Salmonella Schwarzengrund infections. One person was hospitalized. The outbreak was ongoing while another Salmonella…
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Vibrio in Raw Oysters Sickens 12 in California

A Vibrio outbreak linked to raw oysters has sickened 12 people in California. The oysters, which were harvested from Estero El Cardon in Baja California Sur, Mexico, were contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio albensis, Shigella, norovirus…
May 2019 Tyson Chicken Strips Recall

Foreign Matter Food Contamination Injures 3, USDA Announces New Recall

Tyson Foods recalls almost 12 million pounds of frozen chicken strips due to possible foreign matter contamination. The USDA's FSIS issued a statement that the recall is an expansion of a March 21st, 2019 recall that identified 69,000 pounds…
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…
Listeria

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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Multiple Cases of Cyclospora Food Poisoning Reported in New York

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Multiple cases of Cyclospora food poisoning have been reported in New York's Capital Region. The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is investigating the illnesses, along with the Albany County Department of Health, Montgomery County Public…
Cyclospora

Cyclospora Outbreak Sickens 80 at Cooper's Hawk Winery in Florida

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A Cyclospora outbreak has sickened nearly 80 people who ate at Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant in Jacksonville, FL. The people sickened ate at the restaurant between June 10th and June 24th. Many were attending a charity banquet held by…
Salmonella

Pet Supplies Plus Recalls Pig Ears After Salmonella Outbreak

Pet Supplies Plus has issued a recall for pig ear dog treats after a Salmonella outbreak among humans who handled them was announced. The recall is for pig ear dog treats sold in bulk at Pet Supplies Plus stores in 33 states: AL, AR, CA, CO,…
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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pig Ear Dog Treats

A Salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated pig ear dog treats has sickened 45 people who handled them. Illnesses were reported from 13 states, 12 people sickened with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- infections were hospitalized. Those…