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UPDATE: Hepatitis A illnesses prompt recall of frozen strawberries

Update: The back of the Montana brand frozen strawberries packaging states the berries are from Egypt. Montana brand frozen strawberries are being pulled from Canadian stores because of possible hepatitis A contamination. This recall was triggered by findings during an investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a… Continue Reading

All victims in New Jersey E. coli outbreak admitted to hospitals

An E. coli outbreak in New Jersey has a 100 percent hospitalization rate and is  possibly linked to eating at Panera Bread, based on patient interviews. Although state health officials did not specifically name Panera Bread in an undated statement posted this weekend, local officials have told media in New Jersey that their investigation includes… Continue Reading

Panera Bread emerging as possible source of E. coli illnesses

New Jersey and four of its counties are investigating a cluster of E. coli illnesses that might be linked to a Panera Bread restaurant in Phillipsburg, NJ. Local media reported the investigation earlier this week, with initial details implicating three counties and what public health officials described as a “chain restaurant.” Officials declined to discuss… Continue Reading

New Jersey E. coli illnesses could be linked to restaurant chain

Public health officials in New Jersey are waiting on test results in a suspected E. coli outbreak that may be linked to a restaurant chain. Authorities are investigating six illnesses across three counties where the restaurant chain has locations, according to a spokeswoman for the New Jersey Department of Health. She said the department will… Continue Reading

Victims file suit in listeria outbreak; more illnesses expected

South Africa's elected officials play blame game; WHO urges countries to step up food safety

As the World Health Organization told countries around the world this week to make listeriosis a reportable disease because of the ongoing crisis in South Africa, outbreak victims and their families filed a class action suit against the producers of processed meats that have tested positive Listeria monocytogenes. Meanwhile, corporate officials for Tiger Brands and… Continue Reading

Canada’s Salmonella investigation sparks chicken nugget recall

Erie Meat Products Ltd. is recalling Harvest Creek brand Chicken Nuggets from the marketplace because of  possible Salmonella contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recall stems from the ongoing investigation by CFIA and the Public Health Agency of Canada announced on March 15 into the Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in four Canadian provinces… Continue Reading

Illnesses prompt testing, recall of deli roast beef in Canada

Canadian officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak and have posted a recall for Druxy’s Fresh Deli Revolution brand “Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef” produced by Erie Meat Products Ltd. The implicated roast beef is under recall for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. It was sold from Druxy’s Famous Deli restaurant locations in Ontario, according to… Continue Reading

Patients at cancer center hit by Listeria from hospital deli

Three people who ate deli sandwiches from a restaurant in Canada’s largest cancer-care center have been infected with Listeria. Toronto Public Health (TPH) is investigating the cases in people who ate at Druxy’s in the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the country’s largest cancer care center. TPH is asking anyone who ate deli meats at the… Continue Reading