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Officials Investigating Possible Salmonella Outbreak in Massachusetts and Other States


Health officials are investigating a series of potentially related Salmonella illnesses in multiple states, one of them known to be Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health revealed Thursday that it is investigating a possible cluster of Salmonella illnesses in the state, according to Fox25. The department said the potential multistate outbreak is also being investigated by federal… Continue Reading

Report Details Causes of Salmonella Outbreaks at Two Arkansas Prisons


Problems with food preparation, hand-washing and food-safety training were cited as the cause of two large, multi-serotype Salmonella outbreaks at Arkansas prisons in August of 2012, according to a new study released in last week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Investigators from the Arkansas Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control… Continue Reading

Report: Horse Trough Beans and Other Errors Caused Salmonella Outbreak


The Athens Alabama News Courier reported Sunday on the Alabama Department of Public Health Department’s Final Report on last fall’s Salmonella senftenberg linked to a church fundraiser. The Bean Day Athens-Limestone Foundation for Aging event held at First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Athens left a dozen people hospitalized and at least 50 people… Continue Reading

CDC Issues Final Update on Cashew Cheese Salmonella Outbreak


A total of 17 individuals from three states were part of a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw cashew cheese, according to a final update issued Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Residents of California (15), Nevada (1) and Wyoming (1) all fell ill with Salmonella infections after eating the non-dairy product… Continue Reading

CDC: Cashew Cheese Sickens 14 with Salmonella Stanley


Late Friday afternoon, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that a total of 14 persons (down from the 15 announced by the California Department of Public Health on Thursday) infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Stanley have been reported from three states. Most of the ill people have been reported… Continue Reading

Final Report Issued on Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Church Barbeque

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Late last week, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health (NCDPH) released a final report detailing its investigation into a Salmonella outbreak linked to a fundraising barbeque held at Sandy Plains Baptist Church in Shelby, NC, on Sept. 7, 2013. The report states that 104 people between the ages… Continue Reading

Foster Farms Salmonella Case Count Up to 317


The number of Salmonella Heidelberg infections linked to Foster Farms brand chicken increased to 317 Friday. Salmonella cases associated with the outbreak have now been reported in 20 states and Puerto Rico, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which brought back 10 furloughed workers to staff the team working on the PulseNet database… Continue Reading

Six Cases of Salmonella Linked to Annual Bean Day Fundraiser in Alabama

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As of Monday afternoon, at least six cases of Salmonella poisoning have been confirmed in Limestone County, AL, and officials believe those who fell ill may have contracted it at an annual Bean Day fundraising lunch held Friday in Athens. “We have seen dozens of people Saturday, Sunday and today with mainly diarrhea but also… Continue Reading

BBQ Restaurant Linked to Salmonella Outbreak Addresses Health Violations, Reopens


Big Tim’s BBQ restaurant in St. Petersburg, FL, reopened late last month after addressing health inspectors’ concerns that had led to the restaurant’s closure. According to health inspection records published by the Florida Department of Business Professional Regulation, Big Tim’s BBQ, located at 530 S. 34th St. in St. Petersburg, was closed, with an order… Continue Reading

Tainted Guinea Pig Meat Suspected Cause of Minneapolis Salmonella Outbreak


Salmonella was confirmed in a number of people hospitalized earlier this month after consuming a traditional Ecuadorean dish containing guinea pig at a Minneapolis street fair. However, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Wednesday that some of the 81 people sickened had not eaten the dish. The report quoted a city spokesman saying that while the… Continue Reading