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Salmonella outbreaks from raw frozen chicken not related

CDC reports the outbreaks in Canada and the U.S. involve different strains of bacteria

Salmonella Enteritidis outbreaks in Canada and the United States that have been traced to raw frozen chicken patties are likely not related, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The strain in Canada is not related genetically to the strain in the U.S., so the outbreaks do not appear to be related,”… Continue Reading

Salmonella outbreak over, but CDC says coconut threat lingers

Federal officials say an outbreak of Salmonella traced to dried coconut appears to be over, but they are renewing their public warning about a lingering threat. Fourteen people across eight states and the District of Columbia were confirmed with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. Three people were admitted to hospitals. The strain was also… Continue Reading

Canada’s Salmonella investigation sparks chicken nugget recall

Erie Meat Products Ltd. is recalling Harvest Creek brand Chicken Nuggets from the marketplace because of  possible Salmonella contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recall stems from the ongoing investigation by CFIA and the Public Health Agency of Canada announced on March 15 into the Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in four Canadian provinces… Continue Reading

CDC declares an end to Jimmy John’s sprout outbreak

Federal officials have closed the book on an outbreak of Salmonella infections among Jimmy John’s customers, saying a specific source could not be identified, even though 80 percent of the sick people ate raw sprouts from the restaurant chain before becoming ill. Reporting 10 confirmed cases of the outbreak strain of Salmonella Montevideo infections across… Continue Reading

Spring chickens have sprung; CDC warns of pathogen dangers

Backyard flocks infected more than 1,100 people across 48 states this past year, killing one person

Baby chick season is upon us. Some say the big question is whether the chicken or the egg came first, but public health pros say a more important question is whether you know the food safety do’s and don’ts involved with backyard flocks. In 2017, live poultry was responsible for 10 Salmonella outbreaks in the United States, sickening more… Continue Reading

Aussie baker apologizes for Salmonella outbreak, then re-opens

An Australian bakery owner started the New Year by making a “heartfelt apology” for causing an outbreak of Salmonella at Christmas time. He is hoping to save the 50-year-old business and the jobs of his 40 employees by getting the community’s support. Nathan Assender, owner of Gawler South Bakery in Adelaide, Australia, has re-opened after… Continue Reading

Number of illnesses from backyard flocks breaks record

It’s been a record year for so-called backyard flocks, and not in a good way. The live poultry are responsible for 10 Salmonella outbreaks in 2017 —  sickening more than 1,100 people across 48 states, killing one. Although federal officials have concluded their investigations of the 10 outbreaks identified so far this year, they warned… Continue Reading

FDA faces appeal for failing to reveal retailers in papaya outbreak

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) wants the Food and Drug Administration to release the names and locations of supermarkets and other retailers who sold papayas now subject to a nationwide recall because of a Salmonella outbreak. But FDA won’t do it, even though another federal food safety agency routinely makes such… Continue Reading