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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

NC Officials Suspect E. Coli Infection in Three Children

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Health officials in North Carolina’s Davidson County now say they are investigating illnesses in three children possibly infected with E. coli. The news on Monday came after officials already reported two children sick over the weekend. The first two children attend Tyro Middle School and were both hospitalized Friday after suffering from severely bloody diarrhea… Continue Reading

12 Cases of E. Coli Linked to Pittsburgh Restaurant

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The Allegheny County Health Department has confirmed that 12 employees and customers of The Porch restaurant in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Oakland have been infected with E. coli O157:H7. Nine others have suggestive symptoms but could not be confirmed. Most of the people who got sick ate hamburgers, and laboratory tests for E. coli O157:H7 detected the bacteria on some samples of… Continue Reading

Seven People Ill in California Salmonella Outbreak

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At least seven people have fallen ill in a Salmonella Lomalinda outbreak in California, according to a spokesman for the California Department of Public Health. The source of the outbreak is still unknown, but the cases are not related to the ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg linked to Foster Farms chicken that is predominantly affecting… Continue Reading

E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Pittsburgh Restaurant

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Five cases of E. coli infection appear to be linked to a restaurant in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Oakland, according to Allegheny County health officials. Since the beginning of October, four people have been hospitalized and diagnosed with E .coli O157:H7. At least some are customers or employees of The Porch, located at 221 Schenley… Continue Reading

Texas Listeria Case Linked to Wisconsin Cheese Outbreak Strain

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A sixth person – this one in Texas – has been sickened by Listeria monocytogenes with the same DNA fingerprint as the outbreak strain from Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC.  One of its two Minnesota victims later died, and another person sickened was a pregnant woman who miscarried. The cheese was pasteurized, not sold as… Continue Reading

Expanding Arizona E. coli Outbreak Sickens 68, Hospitalizes 23; 2 HUS

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Arizona’s two-week-old E. coli outbreak involving Federico’s Mexican Restaurant in Litchfield Park, about 20 miles west of Phoenix, continues to expand, according to Maricopa County Health Department spokeswoman Jeanene Fowler. The total number of people sickened stands at 68 as of Aug. 12, up 16 since the last official count on Aug. 8. The number… Continue Reading