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Salmonella outbreak in Chile linked to homemade mayo

A large Salmonella outbreak affecting 174 people in the Bío Bío Region of Chile has been linked to homemade mayonnaise from a local restaurant in the city of Lota. “The Seremi de Salud Bío Bío confirmed 174 cases of salmonella making it the largest outbreak of the last four years nationwide and the largest recorded in the Bío Bío Region,” according to reports from South American media. The restaurant, Dulce y Salado, was closed last week in hopes of halting further illness. However,… Continue Reading

Lawsuits suggest more shoes to drop in SoyNut Butter outbreak

The lawyers representing victims in the multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections linked to I.M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter are definitely expecting more defendants to surface. They keep adding “John Does”  by the number “whose identities and citizenship are presently unknown, (but) were involved in the manufacture, distribution, and/or sale of the… Continue Reading

Researchers say PulseNet reaches far beyond outbreak control

  Those who believe government should operate like a successful business ought to be happy about the ROI on the $7.3 million annual cost of PulseNet, which is saving half a billion each year by preventing an estimated 270,000 illnesses. By using DNA analysis of pathogens and sharing data, the network of 83 state and federal… Continue Reading

Alberta outbreak prompts raw pork and pork organ recall

Hillview Meat Processor in Ottawa has recalled raw pork and pork organ products from the marketplace for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reports. The recall was triggered by findings of the CFIA, Alberta Health Services, and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry  investigation into an Alberta  outbreak involving at least 14… Continue Reading

Multistate Salmonella outbreak tied to RAW Meal organic shake powders

Raw Meal Salmonella outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has joined states in an investigation or a Salmonella Virchowa outbreak that has infected at least 11 people across nine states. “The epidemiologic and laboratory evidence available at this time suggest that RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal products made by Garden of Life LLC are a likely source of… Continue Reading

Mexican Cucumbers Fuel Salmonella Poona Outbreak

The Salmonella Poona outbreak first disclosed to the public last Sept. 4, and since found to be caused by imported Mexican cucumbers has now rolled into the new year with up to two additional deaths and 50 more cases in 16 states since the last report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Continue Reading

The Troubling Problem for the Fresh Produce Industry

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Once again, the fresh produce industry has been hit with a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. The latest involves fresh-cut salad items, reportedly produced at a Dole processing plant in Ohio. While it is shocking to see a serious outbreak in such a popular brand, Listeria contamination is a troubling problem for most everyone in the… Continue Reading

Federal grand jury subpoenas Chipotle records

Officials with Chipotle Mexican Grill say they will “fully cooperate” after receiving a subpoena from a federal grand jury seeking documents related to a norovirus outbreak at a restaurant in Simi Valley, Calif. The subpoena, issued in December 2015, came out of a grand jury from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California,… Continue Reading