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Salmonella Poona outbreak ends without a ‘smoking’ cucumber

The fields where the cucumbers were grown were likely in Baja, Mexico, but how they became contaminated with Salmonella Poona remains unknown. And there is no report of any U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigator holding up a “smoking” cucumber or being on Mexican soil. Nevertheless, last year’s multi-state outbreak of Salmonella infections linked… Continue Reading

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

Mexican Cucumbers Fuel Salmonella Poona Outbreak

The Salmonella Poona outbreak first disclosed to the public last Sept. 4, and since found to be caused by imported Mexican cucumbers has now rolled into the new year with up to two additional deaths and 50 more cases in 16 states since the last report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Continue Reading

The Year’s Top Ten Food Safety Stories

Here are the Top Ten  food safety stories  for 2015 as compiled by Food Safety News.   No. 1—The massacre on Dec. 2, 2015  of 14 people in San Bernardino County, CA mostly involved those responsible for local food safety and related county health inspections and the homicides were  carried out by Islamic extremists, including… Continue Reading

CDC: 838 Salmonella Cases in 38 States Linked to Imported Cucumbers

The latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that, as of Nov. 18, 2015, 838 people from 38 states have reportedly been infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona linked to cucumbers imported from Mexico. That is an increase of 71 cases since the last update on Oct. 14,… Continue Reading

Cucumber Producer Will Donate to Food Safety Education Campaign

Andrew & Williamson, the San Diego-based company linked to a Salmonella Poona outbreak that has sickened 558 people and killed three, recently announced that it intends to donate to a STOP Foodborne Illness campaign to educate emergency room doctors about foodborne illness. David Murray, a partner at Andrew & Williamson, said in a statement that everyone at… Continue Reading

Custom Produce Recalls Cucumbers Connected to Salmonella Outbreak

Custom Produce Sales of Parlier, CA, is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Fat Boy label starting Aug. 1, 2015, because they may be contaminated with Salmonella and are covered by an ongoing recall. Fat Boy cucumbers were produced in Baja California, Mexico, and distributed in the states of California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma… Continue Reading

U.S. Distributor of Recalled Mexican Cucumbers Searches for Salmonella Source

The San Diego-based produce distributor that recalled Mexican cucumbers linked to the multi-state Salmonella Poona outbreak is busy trying to find the source of the problem. Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce, a family-owned farming, packing and shipping operation, announced the recall of its Limited Edition brand cucumbers on Sept. 4 and has since embarked on… Continue Reading

First Suit Filed in Outbreak Linked to Salmonella-Tainted Cucumbers

A Minnesota woman who says she was sickened by Salmonella-tainted cucumbers is suing the San Diego-based produce company which imported and distributed them. Marler Clark, the Seattle-based food safety law firm, has filed a lawsuit against Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce Inc. on behalf Kathleen R. Dvergsten, a resident of Farmington, MN. (Marler Clark underwrites Food… Continue Reading

More Salmonella Infections Tied to Tiny Turtles

Small turtles have caused a rash of illnesses in the United States over the past two years, accounting for at least 347 Salmonella illnesses since May of 2011, according to federal health officials. That figure, reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday, marks an increase from the 248 cases linked to… Continue Reading