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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…
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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…
Avocado Recalled for Listeria

Listeria Recall for California-Grown Avocados

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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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More Flour Made from ADM Wheat Linked to E. coli Outbreak Recalled

An ongoing E. coli  outbreak has been linked to ADM Milling wheat in Baker's Corner flour sold at ALDI stores. Now, another flour made with the contaminated wheat is being recalled. King Arthur issued a recall for specific lots of 5-pound…
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Hepatitis A Risk in Townsend Farm Blackberries Affects, Kroger, Costco

Hepatitis A risk in Townsend Farms blackberries has affected frozen berry mixes sold at Kroger and Costco stores. Consumers who have purchased Private Selection triple berry mixes at Kroger and Kirkland Signature triple berry blends should not…
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…
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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.…