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25 sickened in Salmonella outbreak tied to deli salads

Iowa health officials are investigating about 25 illnesses potentially linked to deli-made potato salads sold by Big G Foods in Marengo, IA. Test results from the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa were presumed positive for Salmonella. “We have approximately 25 cases under investigation. It is possible the investigation may determine some of the 25 cases… Continue Reading

MMWR: Rapid Response Kept April’s Ohio Botulism Outbreak in Check

April’s botulism outbreak in Ohio was the nation’s largest in 40 years, and one of the first patients to become ill died. But CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) is crediting early recognition and fast action with limiting the damage. The single fatality in the Ohio botulism outbreak blamed on a church potluck luncheon… Continue Reading

Home-Canned Potatoes Served at Potluck Probably Caused Botulism Outbreak

Ohio public health officials announced Monday that potato salad containing home-canned potatoes was the likely cause of a recent botulism outbreak following a potluck luncheon at the Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Lancaster, OH. They said that their conclusion was based on lab tests and interviews with those who attended the potluck on… Continue Reading

60 Minnesota E. coli Cases Linked to Potato Salad Served at Reservation Events

At least 60 people fell ill with E. coli O157:H7 in July at Minnesota’s Fond du Lac Reservation, apparently after consuming potato salad likely made with a contaminated ingredient, according to the local news outlet Pine Journal. The infections occurred after three separate events on the reservation, all catered by the same vendor on July… Continue Reading

Spartan Fresh Potato Salad Recalled for Listeria Risk

Garden-Fresh Foods, Inc., of Milwaukee, WI, is recalling a limited quantity of Spartan Fresh Selections American Potato Salad in 16 oz. packages because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy… Continue Reading

Hard-Cooked Egg Recall Expands, Potato Salads Included

One week after a company began notifying customers in 34 states about potential Listeria contamination in hard-cooked eggs, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Michael Foods, Inc. is expanding its recall of certain hard-cooked eggs. Michael Foods said it was widening the initial call back for three lot dates, announced January 26 after lab testing… Continue Reading