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


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

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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

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