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Taylor Farms Recalls Broccoli Salad Kit Products for Possible Listeria

Taylor Farms in Jessup, MD, is recalling approximately 5,084 pounds of broccoli salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria contamination. The salad kits were shipped to delis in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont. The following products are subject to recall: 6.06-lb. boxes labeled “TAYLOR FARMS BROCCOLI CRUNCH WITH… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Can Cause Weeks of Illness Before Being Identified

Nell Townsend was perplexed when she woke up the morning before her family vacation and didn’t have any energy. The retired 65 year-old from Jacksonville, FL, leads an active life, travels often and never gets sick. But on this particular June morning, she just felt lethargic, apathetic and not herself. As it turned out, Townsend… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Infections Rise to 514

Residents of 17 states ill with cyclospora infections; 30 hospitalizations counted

At least 514 people have been found ill from Cyclospora infections since June across 17 states, according to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Of those ill, 30 have been hospitalized. New Hampshire is the latest state to include a case. The case count by state is now as follows: Arkansas… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Outbreak Hits 480

At least 480 people have been found ill from Cyclospora infections since June across 16 states, according to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Curiously, the CDC’s case count has still not caught up with illnesses reported out of Texas yesterday, where at least 171 people were sickened. The case count… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Outbreak Linked to Taylor Farms Salad, Some Served at Olive Garden and Red Lobster

The outbreak of Cyclospora in Iowa and Nebraska that has caused hundreds of confirmed illnesses has been linked to Mexican-grown Taylor Farms salad mix, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some of the contaminated salad mix was served at Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants, according to the Des Moines Register. Other restaurants… Continue Reading

Cryptosporidium Outbreak Sickened 300 in UK Last Year

Approximately 300 people in England and Scotland were sickened in an outbreak of Cryptosporidium in May of 2012, announced public health authorities this week. The parasite that caused the outbreak is thought to have originated in ready-to-eat bagged salad mixes, said England’s Health Protection Agency in a report published Tuesday. “The strongest association with infection… Continue Reading

More Products Made with Recalled Onions Removed from Shelves

The Rhode Island Department of Health has warned Target customers not to eat certain deli salad items under the Market Pantry and Archer Farms brand names, as they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was initiated because the products were made with chopped onions processed by Gill’s Onionsthat were recalled last month because… Continue Reading

Roundup: Recalls Linked to Chopped Onion Listeria Risk

The July 18 recallof chopped onions from one California farm has rippled through the food chain and triggered numerous other product recalls in the ensuing weeks due to fears the onions were contaminated with Listeria. Food Safety News has been tracking those recalls as they’re announced, compiling them into several stories over the last two… Continue Reading