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Texas Cyclospora Cases Linked to Mexican Cilantro

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At least 126 Cyclospora-related illnesses in Texas reported this year have now been traced back to fresh cilantro imported from Mexico, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. State and federal health officials revealed the source of the outbreak at the same time they announced that the outbreak was considered over. The case… Continue Reading

12 People May Have Died in Danish Listeria Outbreak Linked to Sausage

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An outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to pork sausages may have killed at least 12 people and sickened another eight in recent months, according to multiple news sources. Danish authorities said they closed down a small meat producer near Copenhagen on Monday in connection with the outbreak. The producer, Hedehusene, made a variety of rolled… Continue Reading

Nine E. coli Illnesses Linked to Animals at Minnesota County Fair

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At least nine people have fallen ill with E. coli infections after attending the Rice County Fair in Rice County, MN, according to the Faribault Daily News. Speaking to the Daily News, the fair manager said that five people have been hospitalized. The manager also said that the E. coli originated from an animal and… Continue Reading

CDC: Four More Sickened in Chia Powder-Related Salmonella Outbreak

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Four more people have been found ill with Salmonella after consuming various brands of sprouted chia powder, according to an July 17 update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of July 14, at least 25 people in 15 states have been infected with one of three outbreak strains: Salmonella Newport (16… Continue Reading

CDC Reports 41 Salmonella Typhimurium Illnesses Linked to Labs

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According to a June 5 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 41 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium since November 2013 have been linked to exposure to various clinical and college and university teaching microbiology laboratories. Of those who became ill, 62 were 21 years old or younger, and 36 percent were… Continue Reading

126 Sickened by Salmonella in Live Poultry Outbreak

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At least 126 people have been sickened, according to the latest case count from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of an ongoing Salmonella outbreak linked to live poultry in 26 states. The case count has more than doubled since 60 illnesses were first announced on May 8. At least 35 percent of… Continue Reading

Cheese Sickens 8 in MD and CA with Listeria;1 Dead

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This article was updated Feb. 24 with further recall information.  At least eight people have been sickened with Listeria monocytogenes infections after eating cheese produced by Roos Foods under a number of brand names, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seven patients were hospitalized in Maryland, while one person in California… Continue Reading

Final Report: 62 Sickened in Michigan Salmonella Outbreak

At least 62 people were likely sickened with Salmonella after dining at one of two restaurants sharing a kitchen in Muskegon County, MI, according to the final report of the outbreak released Monday. The outbreak occurred between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2, 2013, after patients dined at either Pints & Quarts or C.F. Prime Muskegon,… Continue Reading

Foodborne Illness Outbreak Suspected in Mobile, AL

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The Mobile County Health Department is investigating a possible foodborne illness outbreak that occurred over the weekend in downtown Mobile, AL. At least three people have reported illnesses after eating food served prior to the First Light marathon that occurred on Sunday in downtown Mobile. The health department began an investigation on Monday. Investigators hope… Continue Reading

Tyson Recalls Mechanically Separated Chicken in Salmonella Outbreak

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Tyson Foods is recalling 33,840 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products are being recalled after being connected to Salmonella illnesses at a Tennessee correctional facility where the chicken was served. Seven patients have… Continue Reading