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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

Iowa added to list of states that received melon linked to outbreak

Retailers that received the implicated melon include Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, Whole Foods/Amazon

As the FDA added another state to the list of those that received pre-cut melon implicated in a salmonellosis outbreak, the chair of the Congressional Food Safety Caucus implored federal agencies to find “what deficiencies led to this outbreak.” First reported by federal officials on June 8, the outbreak has sickened 60 people across five… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: FDA continues its role as Chicken Little

Opinion

After 25 years doing food litigation, I am seldom surprised by the announcement of a foodborne illness outbreak. It was no different last Friday when Indiana announced a multi-state Salmonella outbreak linked to cut fruit — mainly melons sold at large retailers in several states. Over the years, people in government or in various parts of the… Continue Reading

Salmonella outbreak linked to cut watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe – Fast Facts

Types of products being recalled FDA reports fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and freshcut fruit medley products containing any of these melons produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, IN, were reportedly sent to the following states: Georgia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Michigan Missouri North Carolina Ohio Companies Recalling Products: Caito Food Distribution Costco Delish… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Fast moving Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

Walmart, Kroger pull freshcut cantaloupe, watermelon from shelves; 32 people hospitalized

UPDATED CONTENT 6:25 p.m. EDT — The CDC is warning the public to not to eat pre-cut cantaloupe and watermelon from certain retailers and to throw it away if they don’t know where it’s from because of a new Salmonella outbreak that has already sickened 60 people. “There is good information from CDC, FDA, and industry that… Continue Reading

Timeline on Australian listeriosis outbreak has yet to expire

Government banking on best case scenario; says there shouldn't be any new cases after May 4

A woman who lived into her 90s in the Australian province of New South Wales (NSW) has become the sixth fatality in a rockmelon-caused listeriosis outbreak. With her death, the outbreak’s fatality rate is approaching 32 percent. Rockmelons, or what we call cantaloupes in North America, are again being sold in Australia. NSW Health officials… Continue Reading

Another Listeria death recorded; Australian ‘discussion’ is weak

Opinion

Editor’s note: This opinion column was originally posted on barfblog.com on March 7, 2018. I’ve always believed in don’t complain, create. When I didn’t like the university newspaper I was editor of, I created my own — along with others. When I didn’t like my higher education, I created my own path to a PhD. I… Continue Reading

South Africa hit by deadliest listeriosis outbreak in history

The deadly and record-setting listeriosis outbreak in South Africa isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Food is the suspected cause, but health officials have not yet identified a specific source. Since the new year began, the country’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has confirmed six more listeriosis deaths in the outbreak, bringing the… Continue Reading