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Fourth of July Weekend Brought First Foster Farms Recall as Salmonella Outbreak Grew

Americans celebrated their freedom over the Fourth of July weekend in part by eating an estimated 750 million pounds of chicken, but they may have missed major developments in the paradox that is Foster Farms. What happened? After eight months and 26 days since an ever-expanding multistate outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg began, Foster Farms announced… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Seeks USDA Response to Salmonella as Adulterant Petition

On the third anniversary of filing a petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have antibiotic-resistant Salmonella declared an adulterant, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is still waiting for a response. On Wednesday, the consumer advocate group filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia… Continue Reading

CDC Update: 50 New Cases of Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Foster Farms Chicken

Another 50 illnesses from Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported in connection with chicken from Foster Farms. The outbreak may not be over yet, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sees the numbers trending downward — something they view with a “glass half-full” mentality. CDC’s latest update puts the case count, as of… Continue Reading

A Year Later, Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak Sickens Dozens More

At least 481 people in 25 states have been sickened in the national Salmonella outbreak tied to Foster Farms brand chicken, according to the latest outbreak update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the last update on Jan. 16, 51 new cases have been reported from five states: Arizona (3), California… Continue Reading

CDC Updates Salmonella Heidelberg Cases to 430 People in 23 States and Puerto Rico

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday afternoon that, as of Jan. 15, a total of 430 persons infected with seven outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from 23 states and Puerto Rico. The situation prompted a public health alert on Oct. 7, 2013, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s… Continue Reading

Salmonella Heidelberg Cases From 2013 Might Be Linked to Tennessee Outbreak

The Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak at a Tennessee prison that sent two of the nine infected inmates to the hospital is a subject of a new report pointing to a larger investigation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC says the outbreak associated with 33,840 pounds of mechanically separated chicken recalled on Jan…. Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: If I Were the Chairman of Foster Farms

Opinion

I would chop off the head of (fire) young Ron Foster, or at least clip his beak (find a different spokesperson), despite him being the president of the company founded by his grandparents, for allowing our chicken to sicken hundreds – likely thousands – of our valued customers. Honestly, Mr. Foster is simply not up… Continue Reading

Mexico Bans Foster Farms Chicken From Plants Linked to Outbreak

The government of Mexico has banned imports of Foster Farms chicken from the poultry grower’s three central California processing facilities linked to a Salmonella outbreak in the U.S., according to The Oregonian. This is the first time Mexico has banned meat products from a U.S. facility as a result of a public health alert issued… Continue Reading