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Canada’s Salmonella Infantis Outbreak Hits 98

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This notice has been updated to include seven additional cases of Salmonella Infantis related to this outbreak, bringing the total to 98 cases. This update is to remind Canadians to follow proper food safety practices when handling, repackaging and cooking poultry products, to avoid getting sick. Why you should take note The risk to Canadians… Continue Reading

34 Sick With Salmonella Infantis in Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis in eight provinces. To date, the source of this outbreak has not been identified, but the investigation is ongoing, and updates will be provided as new information becomes available. Currently, there are 34 cases… Continue Reading

FoodNet Data for 2014: E. Coli O157 Down, Mixed Results for Other Pathogens

As in previous years, the latest federal data on trends in foodborne illness rates are a mixed bag. “The overall outlook is that there is some good news and I think we can learn from that, but that the news is not all good and there’s still a lot of work to do,” said Patricia… Continue Reading

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Flocks Appears to be Over

They picked up 19 more cases and added a state to the multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to live poultry from backyard flocks, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is essentially calling it over. The outbreak traced to the source of the chicks — Ohio’s Mt. Healthy Hatcheries — appears to… Continue Reading

CDC: 300 People Infected With Salmonella Linked to Contact With Live Poultry

The latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that, as of Aug. 5, 300 people from 42 states and Puerto Rico have been reported to be infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport or Salmonella Hadar. Since the last CDC update on June 27, 2014, a… Continue Reading

CDC Reports Two Multistate Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Live Poultry

Two separate outbreaks linked to live baby poultry are sickening people across the country, according to two announcements from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday. Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak The first outbreak, caused by a strain of Salmonella Typhimurium, has sickened 146 people in 26 states since early March, when the outbreak began…. Continue Reading

Three MN Cases Added to Salmonella Outbreak from Live Poultry

Three people in Minnesota have reportedly fallen ill with Salmonella poisoning in connection to a multistate outbreak involving live poultry first reported by Food Safety News on Monday. Each of the three Minnesota patients reportedly purchased ducklings from Tractor Supply Co. in Inver Grove Hieghts, Minn., according to the state department of health. Yesterday, the South… Continue Reading

More Salmonella Cases Linked to Chicks and Ducklings

The number of people sickened by Salmonella traced to chicks and ducklings from an Ohio mail order hatchery has risen from 123 to 163, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The illnesses – linked to contact with live baby poultry sold by Mt. Hatchery of Cincinnati,… Continue Reading