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Salmonella Poona outbreak ends without a ‘smoking’ cucumber

The fields where the cucumbers were grown were likely in Baja, Mexico, but how they became contaminated with Salmonella Poona remains unknown. And there is no report of any U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigator holding up a “smoking” cucumber or being on Mexican soil. Nevertheless, last year’s multi-state outbreak of Salmonella infections linked… Continue Reading

U.S. Rep tells FDA to pick up the pace of outbreak investigation

A congresswoman from Connecticut told the FDA “American families should not be dying from the food they eat” and asked the agency to step up its investigation of an ongoing seven-month Salmonella outbreak that has killed six people. “Since this outbreak (which began in July 2015) was first reported on Sept. 4, 2015, there have been… Continue Reading

The Year’s Top Ten Food Safety Stories

Here are the Top Ten  food safety stories  for 2015 as compiled by Food Safety News.   No. 1—The massacre on Dec. 2, 2015  of 14 people in San Bernardino County, CA mostly involved those responsible for local food safety and related county health inspections and the homicides were  carried out by Islamic extremists, including… Continue Reading

CDC: 838 Salmonella Cases in 38 States Linked to Imported Cucumbers

The latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that, as of Nov. 18, 2015, 838 people from 38 states have reportedly been infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona linked to cucumbers imported from Mexico. That is an increase of 71 cases since the last update on Oct. 14,… Continue Reading

U.S. Distributor of Recalled Mexican Cucumbers Searches for Salmonella Source

The San Diego-based produce distributor that recalled Mexican cucumbers linked to the multi-state Salmonella Poona outbreak is busy trying to find the source of the problem. Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce, a family-owned farming, packing and shipping operation, announced the recall of its Limited Edition brand cucumbers on Sept. 4 and has since embarked on… Continue Reading