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Never-Ending Salmonella: Woman Tests Positive for Nine Months

Somewhere last week within the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Mari Haughey imagines that the laboratory technicians might have taken a moment to pop open a bottle of champagne. Haughey, a registered nurse, had plenty of reason herself to celebrate. On Jan. 22, after nine months of testing positive for Salmonella, she finally cleared… Continue Reading

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

Chorizo Possible Source of Las Vegas’s Firefly Salmonella Outbreak

Illness count jumps to 294

Epidemiologists think they have found the source of a Salmonella outbreak linked to Las Vegas’s Firefly restaurant that is now known to have sickened at least 294 people – almost 100 more illnesses than health officials previously reported. The Southern Nevada Health District announced Wednesday that the outbreak strain of Salmonella had been found in… Continue Reading

Firefly Update: 200 Sickened in Las Vegas Salmonella Outbreak

At least 196 patrons and four employees of Las Vegas tapas restaurant Firefly have fallen ill in the Salmonella outbreak health officials have called Nevada’s worst outbreak of the past decade, according to a report released Friday morning by the Southern Nevada Health District. The outbreak sickened diners from 20 U.S. states, along with Canada… Continue Reading

Las Vegas Salmonella Outbreak Cases Rise to 86

The number of individuals reportedly ill with Salmonella after dining at Firefly in Las Vegas has risen to 86, according to the Southern Nevada Health District. At least 12 people have been hospitalized. The restaurant has been closed since Friday, April 26, when health inspectors counted 44 violations during an inspection at the establishment. Those… Continue Reading