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Multistate Salmonella outbreak tied to RAW Meal organic shake powders

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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

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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

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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

Chipotle Outbreak Illness Count Hits 514 as CMG Stock Dives Below $500

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Less than 24 hours after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta announced  the existence of  five cases of E. coli O26  associated with Chipotle Mexican Grill with different  DNA fingerprints than others in their ongoing multiple state outbreak investigation,  “CMG” stock crashed through the $500 per share floor. The way… Continue Reading

Infected Food Handler Responsible for Salmonella Outbreak at Don Antonio’s

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An ill food handler was the likely source of the Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak at Don Antonio’s, the popular West Los Angeles Mexican restaurant, that this past March 18-20 infected 23 diners, according to reports from the state and country public health departments. Alternatively referred to as “Restaurant A” by the county and Don Antonio’s in… Continue Reading

70 Sickened in May WI Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pork Carnitas

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The final case count for the Salmonella outbreak in Kenosha County, WI, in May was 70 people. The illnesses, first reported to the Kenosha County Division of Health (KCDOH) on May 14, were eventually linked to pork carnitas sold at Supermercado Los Corrales during Mother’s Day weekend (May 8-10, 2015). A public health nurse conducted… Continue Reading

Test Results Show Philippines Outbreak Linked to Candy Caused by Staphylococcus

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The illness outbreak connected to fruit candies that sickened nearly 2,000 people in the Philippines was likely caused by poor worker hygiene at the production facility, resulting in contamination by Staphylococcus aureus, according to newly released test results. After health authorities ran tests of samples of candy in search of foodborne bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella, results turned… Continue Reading

Updated: Cyclospora Outbreak in Texas Sickens 113 People

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Update (July 6): The number of illnesses in this outbreak has risen to 113. The article below has been updated to reflect this new case count. For the third summer in a row, Texas is dealing with an outbreak of Cyclospora. At least 113 Texans have been hit with Cyclospora infections this year, as health authorities… Continue Reading

Most Significant Criminal Food Safety Case Nears Conclusion

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Two days have been set aside this week to resolve remaining pre-sentence issues in the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) criminal case being heard in federal court in Albany, GA. While this is the most significant criminal food safety case to ever be tried in the United States, it’s gone on so long that some people… Continue Reading