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The 10 Biggest Foodborne Illness Outbreaks of 2013

Chicken and fresh produce lead the pack

Editor’s note: 2013 saw dozens of well-publicized foodborne illness outbreaks. While many of them were found to have sickened a handful of individuals, a few stood out as especially wide in scope. Food Safety News has compiled a list of 10 of the biggest U.S. outbreaks in 2013. Please note that the list excludes Norovirus outbreaks and… Continue Reading

Multistate E. coli Outbreak Linked to Frozen Products Over, CDC Says

The E. coli outbreak linked to frozen food products that sickened 35 people in 19 states appears to be over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. The outbreak began in December of 2012, when the first illness began, and the last victims fell ill in mid-April of this year, according to CDC…. Continue Reading

Schools May Have Served 300,000 Pounds of Food Recalled for E. coli O121

The ongoing Rich Products Corp. recall, which has been expanded to include more than 10 million pounds of frozen food after being linked to a 15-state E. coli O121 outbreak may have impacted schools.  According to an Associated Press report on Monday, the New York-based company estimates that as many as 3 million pounds of… Continue Reading

Farm Rich Frozen Food Recall Expands to More Products

Farm Rich Products Corporation has expanded its recall of Farm Rich and Market Day brand products to now include all products made at its Waycross, Ga. plant with best-by dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014 due to possible contamination of E. coli O121. According to Farm Rich, the company is unaware… Continue Reading

Farm Rich Retailer List Expands Again

The list of retailers carrying recalled Farm Rich frozen food products has expanded yet again to include 15 national retailers and several more regional grocers. Consumers are encouraged to consult the .pdf linked above to see if their preferred grocery market might have carried the recalled product. The list organizes regional stores by state. Listed… Continue Reading

More Retailers Involved in Farm Rich Recall

Update (1:00 PM PST): The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has once again expanded its list of retailers carrying recalled Farm Rich products. The latest retailer list contains 12 national grocers, including Alco, Kroger and Meijer, as well as a number of regional stores in Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and… Continue Reading