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Cyclospora from Restaurant Food Drives Up Summer Case Totals

Almost 1,700 people have been sickened by food contaminated with Cyclospora this summer, many of them ate at restaurants. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 1,696 laboratory-confirmed cases of…
Salmonella Lawyer Pig Ear Salmonella Outbreak CDC Map 8/30/19

Salmonella in Pig Ear Dog Treats Sickens More People Who Handle Them

The pig ear Salmonella outbreak has grown to include 143 people in 35 states who gave the dog treats to their pets.  That’s an increase of 16 illnesses since the last update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July…
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Listeria Outbreak Sickens 24 in 13 States, 2 Have Died

A Listeria outbreak has sickened 24 people in 13 states, 22 people have been hospitalized two of whom have died. Results from genetic tests performed on the outbreak strain show that it closely resembles the strain linked to an ongoing Listeria…
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Frozen, Cooked Chicken Sold to Hotels, Restaurants Recalled for Listeria

Frozen, cooked chicken sold to hotels and restaurants nationwide under the brand names Tip Top, Perdue, Gordon, West Creek, Sysco is being recalled for potential Listeria risk. The cooked chicken recall includes of 135,810 pounds of frozen,…
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Basil Cyclospora Outbreak Sickens 205 from 11 States

An imported basil Cyclospora outbreak has sickened 205 people from 11 states who ate contaminated food in five states: NY, FL, MN, OH and WI.  Since the last outbreak update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July…
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Pritzker Hageman Law Firm Retained in Brixx & Barley Salmonella Outbreak

Salmonella lawyers at Pritzker Hageman have been retained to represent a client sickened in the Brixx & Barley Salmonella outbreak. The Nassau County Health Department has closed the Long Beach, NY restaurant while it investigates at least…
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A Dozen Sick in Brixx and Barley Salmonella Outbreak

The Nassau County Health Department has closed Brixx and Barley in Long Beach, NY as it investigates 12 cases of Salmonella poisoning. The health department will not allow the restaurant, located at 152 W. Park Ave., to reopen until the source…

Sun View Produce Tamales, Carnitas Suspected in Salmonella Outbreak

At least four people who ate carnitas, tamales and other pork products from the deli area at Sun View Produce in Chicago got Salmonella infections, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health. The Salmonella outbreak includes customers…
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Dole Baby Spinach Recalled for Salmonella

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has issued a recall for baby spinach packaged in bags and plastic clamshell containers for possible Salmonella contamination. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. However, consumers who have purchased…
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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…