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Turtle trouble: outbreak case count climbs to 76

Salmonella contamination from pet turtles and a lack of handwashing has reached a total of 76 people in 19 states; 32 percent of which are children younger than 5 years old. Reported illnesses range from March 1 to Dec. 1, 2017, and since the CDC’s last update this increase in the number of confirmed sick… Continue Reading

Colorado Salmonella outbreak appears to have peaked at 37 cases

Two more confirmed cases added during the last week brought the number of illnesses in the Colorado Salmonella outbreak to 37.  There have been no new cases for the past five days, and it appears the outbreak has peaked at 37 confirmed laboratory cases, according to the Weld County Health Department. Linked to the outbreak… Continue Reading

Prediction for more Salmonella cases proving true in Colorado

The Colorado Salmonella outbreak involving two burrito restaurants that catered two community college events in February continues to expand. The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment (WCDPHE) Friday reported the number of confirmed cases now stands at 35. That’s up from 21 at mid-week, and up from eight on Feb. 22 when Weld… Continue Reading

Colorado burrito restaurants still closed; Salmonella count at 21

Residents of five Colorado counties are now among the 21 people sickened with Salmonella in an outbreak. All of them ate food from Burrito Delight restaurants. The number of laboratory-confirmed cases more than doubled during the weekend, following the initial announcement of eight people having been sickened by the foodborne pathogen. According to the Weld… Continue Reading

CDC follows states, USDA, FDA with details about outbreak

Almost 8 out of 10 victims report eating chicken salad from Fareway grocery store delis

A Salmonella outbreak reported Feb. 13 by Iowa officials as being linked to chicken salad was officially acknowledged Thursday by the federal Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC outbreak announcement about the outbreak traced to chicken salad sold at Fareway Stores Inc. grocery stores in five states does not include confirmed Salmonella cases… Continue Reading

Iowa company recalls chicken salad amid Salmonella outbreak

A week after Iowa health officials put out a public health warning about chicken salad sickening people with Salmonella, the USDA-regulated manufacturer is recalling the product. Triple T Specialty Meats Inc. of Ackley, IA, on Wednesday recalled about 20,600 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad made for Fareway Stores Inc. amidst a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella… Continue Reading

Kratom linked to Salmonella outbreak; CDC posts warning

A coast-to-coast outbreak of Salmonella infections have been linked to kratom products, spurring a warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The federal agency had received confirmation of 28 people across 20 states with infections from Salmonella I 4,[5],12:b:- as of Feb. 16, according to the outbreak notice posted today. Eleven of the sick… Continue Reading

French baby formula scandal broadens; retailers blame Lactalis

Negative news keeps piling up for French dairy giant Lactalis, which recalled 12 million cans of baby milk in December because of a multi-country Salmonella outbreak traced to the product. Forty infants across France, Spain and Greece have been confirmed in the Salmonella Agona outbreak. Lactalis distributed the product to 86 countries. The company sells… Continue Reading