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More Cyclospora infections in outbreak linked to Del Monte pre-cut fresh vegetables

New parasitic infections linked to Del Monte brand pre-cut fresh vegetables continue to be reported even though the multi-national company initiated a recall on June 8. At least 144 people are confirmed to be infected by Cyclospora, a microscopic parasite, according to an outbreak update posted June 21 by the Centers for Disease Control and… Continue Reading

NC restaurant remains open after E. coli confirmed in customer

The Mexico Viejo restaurant in Taylorsville, NC, about 60 miles north of Charlotte, remained open Friday after as many as 45 customers reported illnesses to the local health department. Officials from the Alexander County Health Department said on Friday that one E. coli infection has been confirmed. One person was hospitalized due to the illness…. Continue Reading

New cases of salmonellosis reported in melon-related outbreak

Ten more people are sick in a Salmonella outbreak that has spread to two more states. Pre-cut melons are implicated, according to public health officials who renewed their public warnings yesterday about the fresh fruit products. The 10 new confirmed cases of Salmonella Adelaide bring the outbreak count to 70 victims across seven states. Out… Continue Reading

Canada reports more ill in outbreak traced to frozen chicken

An outbreak in Canada that has been traced to raw, frozen chicken patties is continuing to make people sick, with nine new cases confirmed by federal officials. The new cases brings the number of ill people to 68. At least 15 people have been so sick they were admitted to hospitals, according to an update… Continue Reading

Campylobacter in chicken liver parfait nearly killed British man

A British man who was admitted to intensive care after an awards banquet in October lost the use of his limbs, his speech and the ability to blink — leaving his eyes wide open and him unable to sleep. “I remember trying to communicate to my wife that I didn’t want our son to see… Continue Reading

FDA posts specific stores that sold melon linked to outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration has released a list of specific store locations — in addition to retail chains — that sold pre-cut melon that has been recalled because of a multi-state Salmonella outbreak. The USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service routinely gathers and posts lists of specific locations where recalled products have been sold, but… Continue Reading

CDC says Rose Acre Farms egg outbreak ‘appears to be over’

A 10-state Salmonella Braenderup outbreak associated with the largest egg recall since 2010 is apparently over, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Originally announced April 16 as a nine-state incident with 23 illnesses, the outbreak ended up with 45 confirmed cases in 10 states with 11 of the sick people requiring… Continue Reading

ALERT: Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks amid Salmonella outbreak

Federal officials are urging the public to not eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks and to throw away any they have in their homes because of a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka infections. Out of 73 victims in 31 states for whom the CDC has information, 44 percent have required hospitalization. No deaths have been confirmed. The… Continue Reading