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Minnesota Department of Public Health

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce spreads to Minnesota

Ten Minnesota residents not yet included in the national case count have E. coli O157:H7 infections from romaine lettuce, state officials said Tuesday. Following the May 6 report on one case in North Dakota, also not yet included in the national count, it appears the romaine outbreak continues to expand. April 20 through May 2… Continue Reading

CDC declares end to E. coli outbreak linked to fresh sprouts

An outbreak traced to fresh sprouts appears to be over, according to federal officials who say 11 people in two states were sickened by E. coli bacteria in Jack & The Green Sprouts alfalfa sprouts. Eight people in Minnesota and three in Wisconsin were confirmed with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157, with symptom… Continue Reading

Garden of Life expands recall of Raw Meal products linked to Salmonella outbreak

Raw Meal powdered mixes from Garden of Life

Company officials at Garden of Life LLC say they have identified the source of Salmonella Virchow contamination in their Raw Meal branded organic shake and meal powders and they expanded their product recall today. The Palm Beach Gardens. FL, company added more than two dozen Raw Meal products to the recall, which it initiated Jan…. Continue Reading

Two Salmonella Outbreaks in Minnesota Linked to Frozen Raw Breaded Poultry Products

The Minnesota Department of Public Health is urging consumers to handle raw chicken products carefully and cook them thoroughly after seven recent cases of salmonellosis in Minnesota have been linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees. The illnesses prompted health officials to remind consumers that the products may look cooked, but are… Continue Reading