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U.S. Rep tells FDA to pick up the pace of outbreak investigation


A congresswoman from Connecticut told the FDA “American families should not be dying from the food they eat” and asked the agency to step up its investigation of an ongoing seven-month Salmonella outbreak that has killed six people. “Since this outbreak (which began in July 2015) was first reported on Sept. 4, 2015, there have been… Continue Reading

Garden of Life recalls Raw Meal organic mixes linked to Salmonella outbreak

Raw Meal powdered mixes from Garden of Life

State officials have linked Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal powdered mixes to a multi-state Salmonella outbreak and Garden of Life LLC has recalled multiple products. Officials with the Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., company said in a news release today they are “voluntarily withdrawing a limited quantity of Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal in… Continue Reading

Hello from the other side: Retailers as a force in food safety



Adele is a singer from my homeland who made history by having the quickest selling record of all time. The signature tune “Hello” was an emotional rendition of lost love. When I first heard it I was reminded of the role of retailers in food safety — they’re involved in setting the agenda, but they… Continue Reading

CDC declares end to Salmonella outbreak linked to nut butters


Federal officials say a 10-state Salmonella outbreak linked to non-peanut nut butter from JEM Raw Chocolate LLC is over, but they warn that the long shelf-life of the products mean consumers could still have the in their homes. Thirteen people have been confirmed as having developed infections from the outbreak strain of Salmonella Paratyphi B… Continue Reading

Alabama restaurant closed amidst Salmonella investigation


Alabama officials closed a restaurant in the city of Pelham by emergency order Jan. 8 after lab tests revealed people who ate there have Salmonella infections. An investigation into the cause of the illness is ongoing, according to the Alabama Department of Health. The department reported two of the four people who tested positive for Salmonella… Continue Reading

Canada Salmonella Outbreak: Poultry Products “Items of Interest”


The Canadian federal government reported today that it is working with provincial health agencies to identify the source of a Salmonella outbreak that has infected 91 people between March and November. Eight provinces reported infections during this period, including Quebec (13), Ontario (53), Alberta (11), British Columbia (6), Saskatchewan (2), Nova Scotia (2), Manitoba (2), New… Continue Reading

Possible Source of Fig & Olive Outbreak: Items Not Made Fresh

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The Washington City Paper has dug into the Salmonella outbreak linked to Fig & Olive restaurants earlier this fall and found that the upscale chain relies on dish components pre-cooked and frozen at a commissary in New York. According to the paper, the $26 truffle risotto was one such dish pre-made, reheated with cheese, and then… Continue Reading

CDC, State/Local Health Partners Ask: How Large is Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Fig & Olive?

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Multiple cities are investigating Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to eating at Fig & Olive restaurants, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells Food Safety News. Illnesses have so far been reported Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, and the investigation is ongoing to determine whether there are illnesses in other states linked to eating… Continue Reading

Outbreak Associated With Fig & Olive Restaurants Might Be Expanding


A Salmonella outbreak that’s been percolating around a pair of trendy restaurants in West Hollywood and the District of Columbia for about three weeks might be expanding, with reports of the outbreak strain possibly showing up in other cities with Fig & Olive restaurants. One thing for certain is that state and federal health officials… Continue Reading

Field Cucumbers Recalled From Five Canadian Retail Stores for Salmonella Risk

Bulk unwrapped cucumbers in box

According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Overwaitea Food Group, a supermarket operator based in Langley, BC, is recalling field cucumbers purchased from Save On Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Coopers Foods, Overwaitea, and Freson Brothers due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. This recall applies to fresh field… Continue Reading