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Mary Rothschild

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CDC: 316 Ill in Multistate Outbreak Linked to Sushi Tuna

The number of confirmed cases of Salmonella poisoning from frozen raw tuna used primarily to make sushi has jumped by 58 to 316, and two more states have reported cases related to the outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. The outbreak is now spread over 26 states and the District of… Continue Reading

Preliminary FDA Inspection Report Cites Flaws at Diamond Pet Foods Plant

Diamond Pet Foods, the company behind a massive recall of dry dog food due to Salmonella contamination that has sickened at least 16 people, was not taking “all reasonable precautions” to ensure the safety of its product, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspection report. The Form 483 report, posted by the FDA… Continue Reading

10 Infected with Campylobacter from Raw Milk in California

At least 10 people infected with Campylobacter in California reported drinking Organic Pastures raw milk prior to becoming ill, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said Thursday.   Raw milk, raw skim milk (non-fat), raw cream and raw butter produced by the Fresno County dairy have been recalled and are subject to a quarantine… Continue Reading

More Frozen Tuna from India Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

The company in India that supplied the yellowfin tuna implicated in the multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to sushi is recalling 22-lb. cases of frozen tuna strips because they, too, may be contaminated with Salmonella. In a news release Wednesday, Moon Fishery (India) Pvt. Ltd. said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration isolated Salmonella… Continue Reading

Q&A on the Diamond Pet Foods Recall and Salmonella Outbreak

Routine tests on dry dog food revealed the outbreak of human illnesses that so far has sickened at least 15 people in nine states and in Canada, and led to a huge recall of dry dog food sold under various brand names but all manufactured at Diamond Pets Food production plant in Gaston, SC. Here… Continue Reading

The Case of the Contaminated, Reusable Grocery Bag

Oregon state senior epidemiologist William Keene is a fan of Berton Roueché, whose books, like Eleven Blue Men, revealed the whodunnit work of epidemiology. Now Keene, of the Oregon Public Health Division, and fellow sleuth Kimberly Repp, of Oregon Health and Sciences University, have cracked a case and told a real-life detective tale worthy of… Continue Reading

Tainted Dog Food Sickens 14 People

Fourteen people have been sickened with Salmonella Infantis infections in a 9-state outbreak linked to dog food.  At least five of the individuals have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reported Thursday that multiple brands of Diamond Pet Foods dry dog food – including several that have been recalled… Continue Reading

Salmonella Sushi Outbreak Cases Jump to 258

Three more states have reported illnesses linked to the outbreak of Salmonella infection likely caused by raw sushi tuna imported from India, and the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 258, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. The CDC’s previous update (April 26) on the Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga… Continue Reading