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Salmonella Montevideo

CDC calls an end to investigation over pistachio outbreak

The outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo and Salmonella Senftenberg associated with Wonderful Pistachios that touched nine states is apparently over. It sickened 11 people and sent two to hospitals. There were no deaths. As a result of the outbreak investigation, Lost Hills, CA-based Wonderful Pistachios on March 9, 2016 recalled a limited number of flavors and… Continue Reading

California Woman Sues Deli Over Salmonella Infection

A woman in Ventura County, CA, is suing the delicatessen where she says she contracted a severe Salmonella infection last summer as part of an outbreak that sickened at least 21 people. The woman, Stephanie Wehr, ate at Brent’s Deli in Westlake Village, CA, in early August and began coming down with symptoms of illness the… Continue Reading

Newly Revealed Salmonella Outbreak Linked to CA Deli in Summer of 2014

An outbreak of Salmonella linked to Brent’s Deli in Westlake Village, CA, sickened 21 people this past summer, but it was never announced to the public, according to documents obtained in a lawsuit by food safety law firm Marler Clark. Public health officials in California first caught on to the outbreak in July 2014, when… Continue Reading

Salmonella Linked to Tahini Sickens 8 Across Country

The imported tahini paste that was linked to two Salmonella illnesses in Minnesota children last week has now been connected to a nationwide outbreak affecting at least eight people, health officials report. Cases have occurred in six states, including California (1 case), Minnesota (2), North Dakota (1), New York (1), Texas (2) and Wisconsin (1),… Continue Reading

Final Updates to Live Poultry Salmonella Outbreaks Released

Two Salmonella outbreaks linked to live chickens and ducks received final updates this morning from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both outbreaks appear to have ended. At least 93 people in 23 states and Puerto Rico were infected with Salmonella Montevideo from poultry distributed by Estes Hatchery in Springfield, Missouri beginning in… Continue Reading

Ruling: Spice Co. Linked to Salmonella Outbreak Owes $33 Million

A New York-based spice company whose pepper was pinpointed as the source of a 2009-10 Salmonella outbreak owes $33 million to the salami maker that had to recall 1.4 million pounds of meat products because they were made with the contaminated spices, ruled a judge Monday. In March of 2010, salami and other ready-to-eat meats… Continue Reading

Cases of Salmonella Montevideo from Live Poultry Rise to 76

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has counted an additional 10 cases of Salmonella Montevideo linked to live poultry since last month, bringing the new case count to 76 people across 22 states. Of those ill, 17 have been hospitalized. The live birds originated at Estes Hatchery, a mail-order hatchery in Springfield, Missouri…. Continue Reading

Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry from Missouri Hatchery

At least 66 people have fallen ill in 20 states in a Salmonella Montevideo outbreak linked to live poultry from a Missouri hatchery, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday. Sixteen people have been hospitalized while one infected person in Missouri has died, though Salmonella infection was not considered a contributing factor… Continue Reading

Top Food Safety Stories of 2010: No. 7

In our countdown of the top 17 food safety stories of the year, number 7 is about pepper. In a year when various strains of Salmonella infected people eating alfalfa sprouts, shell eggs, and cheesy chicken frozen rice, or handling frozen rodents and water frogs, a Salmonella Montevideo outbreak involving red and black pepper and… Continue Reading

CDC Says Two Strains Possible In Outbreak

The nationwide Salmonella outbreak associated with Italian-style salami may involve two strains of the pathogen, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has confirmed. In the latest update, CDC said 225 people in 44 states and the District of Columbia were infected with Salmonella Montevideo.  And for the first time, it… Continue Reading