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Chipotle’s Bad Tomatoes Came From Nation’s Largest Field Producer

After officials with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently caught 64 illnesses caused by food, quickly identified the pathogen, and then found and removed the contaminated source, their job was all but done except for writing the final report. But there it remained for the past month because the suspect tomatoes were not grown in Minnesota. Like… Continue Reading

MN Salmonella Outbreak Blamed on Tomatoes Served at Chipotle Restaurants

Tomatoes served at 22 Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in Minnesota were the source of the recent Salmonella Newport outbreak which sickened 64 people and hospitalized nine of them. All are recovering, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Investigators from MDH, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are now working to… Continue Reading

Twice-Hospitalized Salmonella Victim Sues Chipotle in Minnesota

April Beck of Minneapolis, MN, dined at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. at 2600 Hennepin Ave. S. on Aug 10, 2015, and within five days was showing signs of having been infected with Salmonella Newport. She is among 45 or more Salmonella cases involving the restaurant chain that have been reported since Sept. 2 to the Minnesota… Continue Reading

MN Health Officials Investigating 45 Salmonella Infections Linked to Chipotle Restaurants

The Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday that officials were investigating 45 cases of Salmonella Newport infection reported in the state since Wednesday, Sept. 2. Since many cases of salmonellosis do not seek health care and get tested, the number of ill people that are part of this outbreak is likely to be larger than… Continue Reading

Two Minnesota Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Frozen Raw Tuna From Indonesia

Two Minnesota residents recently sickened with Salmonella infections have had their illnesses linked to frozen raw tuna, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced Tuesday. The ill Minnesotans are adults in their 30s from the metro area who became ill on June 21 and June 30. Neither was hospitalized. These cases, which the Minnesota health officials… Continue Reading

Federal, State Officials Investigating Minnesota Salmonella Outbreaks

Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), and the Minnesota Departments of Health (MDH) and Agriculture are investigating two outbreaks of Salmonella enteritidis linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken entrées. In the first outbreak, MDH identified four people infected with a… Continue Reading

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert About Minnesota Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Prepared Chicken Products

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by two separate strains of Salmonella that may be associated with raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken products. These items may be labeled “chicken cordon bleu” or “chicken Kiev.” The State of Minnesota… Continue Reading

2014 E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Rare and Medium-Rare Restaurant Burgers

An outbreak of E. coli this past spring that sickened at least 12 people — and hospitalized seven of them — was caused by ground beef burgers cooked rare and medium-rare at restaurants, according to health department documents obtained by Food Safety News through records requests made over several months. This is the first time… Continue Reading