Current News and Investigations from our Food Safety Legal Team

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Does Room Temp Storage Slow Listeria Growth in Some Cheeses?

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Do some natural cheeses have heightened antimicrobial powers to fight off Listeria, Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens if they are stored at room temperature? That's the topic of a  research project by a University of Wisconsin, Stout…
Salmonella

University of Maryland Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 3

A Salmonella outbreak at the University of Maryland has sickened three people, two of whom ate at a variety of campus dining spots before they became ill. Health officials are still trying to determine the source of the outbreak. Salmonella…
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Restaurant Food Linked to Philadelphia E. coli Outbreak, 19 Sick

An E. coli outbreak has sickened 19 people in Philadelphia who ate at a restaurant or restaurants that have not yet been named. The illnesses were reported between August 30, 2019, and September 6. 2019 from people ranging in age from 7 to 90…
E. coli STEC Outbreak

Minnesota State Fair E. coli Outbreak: 11 Sick, 1 with HUS

Contact with animals is the suspected source of an E. coli outbreak at the Minnesota State Fair that sickened 11 people. Six people were hospitalized, one of them with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). a potentially fatal form of kidney failure…
Gold Medal Flour E. coli Recall

Another Gold Medal Unbleached Flour E. coli Recall

General Mills has issued a recall for Gold Medal Unbleached flour for potential E. coli  O26. Three years ago, the same flour and the same E. coli strain were linked to an E. coli outbreak that sickened 63 people in 24 states. General…
Urban Remedy E. coli Recall

Urban Remedy Recalls Salads, Wraps for Potential E. coli

Urban Remedy is recalling salads and wraps that contain spinach that may be contaminated with E. coli and should not be eaten. The Urban Remedy recall includes 76 products created by the California-based company.  At the time of teh recall,…
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Papaya Salmonella Outbreak Ends with 81 Sick, 27 Hospitalized

A Salmonella outbreak linked to Cavi brand fresh, whole papayas imported from Mexico has ended with 81 people sick and 27 hospitalized, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) final report. The Cavi brand papayas…
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E. coli Outbreak Associated with Philadelphia Restaurants Grows

The E. coli outbreak associated with Philadelphia restaurants has expanded to include 16 people with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections. Announced last week by city health officials, the outbreak includes cases associated with multiple…
E. coli STEC Outbreak

Is Restaurant Food the Source of a Philadelphia E. coli Outbreak?

An E. coli outbreak in Philadelphia has sickened 14 people some of whom ate at restaurants. All of the cases have been reported since August 30, 2019 and involve patients who range in age from  7 to 90 years old. An investigation of…
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New Seasons Market Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak Sickens 3 in Oregon

Three people in Oregon developed E. coli infections after eating ground beef from New Seasons Market stores. A recall in connection with the E. coli outbreak has been issued. The recall includes fresh ground beef products with fat contents…
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Veggie Recall: Wegman's, Whole Foods, Meijer, Crazy Fresh, Amazon Go

A massive recall issued by Mann Packing Co. Inc. of Salinas, CA for vegetables potentially contaminated with Listeria includes Wegman's, Whole Foods, Meijer, Crazy Fresh, Amazon Go, Kowalski's and Quick & Easy products. Some of the products…
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Listeria Outbreak Ends with 24 Sick, 2 Dead and a Couple of Questions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ended its investigation of a Listeria outbreak that sickened 24 people killing two of them. The agency's announcement today that it would be wrapping up its investigation came two and…
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The Romaine E. coli Outbreak and the Secret of Secret Outbreaks

Last week, on Halloween, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted an item on the "FDA in Brief" tab of the "FDA Newsroom" section of the agency's website.  This is generally the section where the FDA alerts us that it has provided…