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Michigan posts 25th hepatitis A death; restaurant worker sick

Some patrons of Red Lobster restaurant in Novi still have time for post-exposure treatment

An outbreak of hepatitis A has claimed another life in Michigan. Also, another restaurant worker has tested positive for the highly contagious virus, exposing an unknown number of people who ate at a Red Lobster in the past month. The death toll in Michigan stands at 25 as of the state health department’s most recent… Continue Reading

First Suit Filed in Outbreak Linked to Salmonella-Tainted Cucumbers

A Minnesota woman who says she was sickened by Salmonella-tainted cucumbers is suing the San Diego-based produce company which imported and distributed them. Marler Clark, the Seattle-based food safety law firm, has filed a lawsuit against Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce Inc. on behalf Kathleen R. Dvergsten, a resident of Farmington, MN. (Marler Clark underwrites Food… Continue Reading

The Food Safety News Top 10 News Stories of 2013

Editor’s Note: Each year, the writers and editors of Food Safety News pick the top 10 news stories based on the story’s overall importance within the food safety community. This year, we’ve added a separate listing of the top 10 foodborne illness outbreaks, as compiled by managing editor James Andrews and published on Dec. 27…. Continue Reading

Cyclospora Illnesses Reach 646 in 24 States

At least 646 people have now fallen ill with Cyclospora infections in connection with an outbreak that hit 24 states between June and August, according to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 44 of those individuals have been hospitalized. Those ill range in age from less than… Continue Reading

National Cyclospora Outbreak: What We Do and Don’t Know

Nearly two months have passed since state and federal health authorities first became aware on June 28 of two related cases of Cyclospora infection in Iowa residents. Considering Iowa typically sees one or two such cases a year, the small irregularity immediately caught the attention of state health officials. Within weeks, authorities had identified several… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Illnesses Up to 596

At least 596 people in 19 states have fallen ill with Cyclospora infection since June. The latest number of cases by state is as follows: Arkansas (10 cases), California (1), Connecticut (1), Florida (29), Georgia (4), Illinois (11), Iowa (155), Kansas (4), Louisiana (3), Minnesota (2), Missouri (4), Nebraska (86), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (2),… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Infections Top 591

At least 591 people in 19 states have fallen ill with Cyclospora infection since June. The latest number of cases by state is as follows: Arkansas (7 cases), California (1), Connecticut (1), Florida (28), Georgia (4), Illinois (11), Iowa (155), Kansas (4), Louisiana (3), Minnesota (1), Missouri (4), Nebraska (86), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (2),… Continue Reading