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Listeria outbreaks by food source 2011- 2022

Pregnant Women Account for One Fifth of Big Olaf Listeria Patients

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The deadly Big Olaf ice cream Listeria outbreak is spotlighting the tremendous risk Listeria poses to pregnant women. One-fifth of the people who developed Listeria infections after eating contaminated Big Olaf ice cream were pregnant when they…
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Big Olaf Listeria Outbreak Now Includes 25 Illnesses, 1 Death

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Genetic tests show that the Listeria strain found in Big Olaf ice cream and at the company's manufacturing plant in Sarasota, Fl matches the strain cultured from 25 outbreak patients, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease…
Big Olaf Listeria Facebook Comments

Big Olaf's Listeria Outbreak Response Raises Ire on Facebook

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Anyone looking for a list of things not to do when your product is linked to a deadly food poisoning outbreak can find an ample number of suggestions in the Facebook comments about the Big Olaf Listeria outbreak. On July 2, the Centers for…
Big Olaf Ice Cream Listeria Recall and Outbreak

Big Olaf Ice Cream Recall Tied to Deadly Listeria Outbreak

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Eleven days after being notified that its ice cream was linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak, Big Olaf Creamery issued an ice cream recall. The Sarasota, FL-based ice cream company makes dozens of flavors of ice cream, all of them are included…
Listeria lawyer-CDC map of deadly Listeria outbreak in MN

Big Olaf Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak Includes Minnesota

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The Big Olaf ice cream Listeria outbreak includes 23 people from 10 states including Minnesota. On July 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that Big Olaf ice cream is the source of the outbreak that has caused one…
Big Olaf ice cream Listeria

Listeria Outbreak but No Recall - Where was Big Olaf Ice Cream Sold?

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Big Olaf ice cream has been linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak but the company hasn't issued a recall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The ice cream is only sold in Florida at Big Olaf locations and at other…
Big Olaf Listeria Outbreak

Big Olaf Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak

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A Big Olaf ice cream Listeria outbreak includes 23 illnesses, one death, and one fetal loss, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health officials have information for 22 of the patients. All 22 of them were so…