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More parasitic infections linked to Del Monte, McDonalds

At least 400 people have been infected by Cyclospora parasites in two separate outbreaks associated with vegetable-dip trays from Del Monte and salads from McDonald’s. There isn’t any evidence to indicate the two multi-state outbreaks are related, according to the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The CDC reported… Continue Reading

E. coli outbreak sickens 8 in Norway; officials search for source

Norwegian authorities are investigating possible sources of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 which has affected eight people. Folkehelseinstituttet (Norwegian Institute of Public Health) reported the illnesses began last month, with patients spread across the country. None of them have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which can develop in people with severe infections. People can become… Continue Reading

H-E-B recalls ice cream, sorbets for risk of metal bits  

H-E-B is recalling two variety packs of Creamy Creations ice cream and sherbert in 3-ounce cups after broken metal was found in processing equipment during routine maintenance, according to recall notice posted on the FDA website Wednesday night. According to the recall notice, the recalled products were distributed only to H-E-B stores in Texas. The product was not distributed to the Houston area or Mexico.”… Continue Reading

Salmonella triggers nationwide recall of swiss roll desserts

Flowers Foods Inc. is recalling swiss rolls sold under several brands, including Walmart’s Great Value, because of a risk of Salmonella contamination. The company did not specify what flavor or style of swiss rolls are included in the recall. According to a news release from Flowers Foods of of Thomasville, GA, the company distributed the swiss rolls nationwide… Continue Reading

U.S. officials watching international outbreak; no illnesses here

CDC and FDA consulting with European officials on deadly Listeria outbreak traced to vegetables

Federal officials in the United States are investigating the supply chain of frozen vegetables linked to a deadly, international Listeria outbreak. Nine people in Europe and one in Australia who were infected with the outbreak strain have died. Food safety officials in Europe reported earlier this week that the implicated frozen vegetables had been distributed… Continue Reading

CDC-FSIS disclose Salmonella outbreak traced to raw turkey

Outbreak strain also found in live turkeys; investigators say it's likely widespread in industry

An outbreak of Salmonella Reading caused by raw turkey products has sickened 90 people in 26 states and hospitalization was already required in 44.4 percent of those cases, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta announced Thursday. With the CDC announcement, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service… Continue Reading