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Texas Salmonella Outbreak at 59 Cases; Lawsuit Filed

At least 59 people have reportedly been sickened in a Salmonella outbreak connected in part to the Ten in Texas steakhouse in Dalhart, TX. One of the restaurant’s customers who was sickened, Frances Childers, is filing a lawsuit against the restaurant. Her attorneys say that she suffered from kidney failure, along with abdominal pains, nausea and muscle aches…. Continue Reading

Filberts Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Fairway “Like No Other Market” of New York, NY, is recalling Fairway brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts) because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The Fairway brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts) were distributed to Fairway stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and also through home delivery programs provided by Google and Instacart…. Continue Reading

Study: Reusable Plastic Produce Containers Harbor Bacteria Even After Being Cleaned, Sanitized

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Reusable plastic containers used to transport large amounts of fruits and vegetables to grocery stores can continue to harbor potentially harmful bacteria directly on their surfaces, even after undergoing industry-standard cleaning and sanitizing, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Arkansas and WBA Analytical Laboratories. The study took a microscopically close look… Continue Reading

Agencies Develop New Model for Foodborne Illness Sources

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Understanding which foods are most commonly responsible for certain foodborne illnesses helps in developing effective prevention measures. Today, the three federal agencies involved in the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) released details of their new method for estimating the sources of Salmonella, E. coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter. IFSAC is a partnership between the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety… Continue Reading

CDC: Salmonella Linked to MD Cucumbers Killed 1, Sickened 275 in 2014

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At least 275 people in 29 states and Washington, D.C., were sickened and one man died in a Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers grown in the Delmarva region of Maryland, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published Friday. This is the first public mention of the outbreak, which occurred between… Continue Reading

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Texas Steakhouse Sickens At Least 30

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At least 30 people have been sickened in a Salmonella outbreak linked to Ten in Texas steakhouse in Dalhart, TX, according to local news website myhighplains.com. Last week, the restaurant voluntarily closed for cleaning and sanitization and has since been cleared to reopen. Officials from the Texas Department of State Health Services say they have not identified the specific… Continue Reading

TV Station Reveals Food Safety Violations at Foster Farms Plant

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Following back-to-back Salmonella outbreaks linked to chicken from Foster Farms, one of the company’s processing plants in Kelso, WA, continued to have dozens of health violations in 2014, according to records obtained by Portland, OR, TV station KGW. KGW obtained federal inspection reports for the Kelso plant dating from March to September 2014, which show… Continue Reading

Natural Grocers Recalls Organic Garlic Powder for Potential Salmonella Contamination

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Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a Lakewood, CO-based natural grocery chain, is recalling two lots of Natural Grocers brand Organic Garlic Powder as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall was initiated after being notified of positive Salmonella findings in product sampled by FDA. The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic… Continue Reading

Specific Lots of Nutrisca Dog Food Recalled for Salmonella Potential

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Tuffy’s Pet Foods Inc. of Perham, MN, is voluntarily recalling specific lots of 4-lb. bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Tuffy’s manufactured the product for Nutrisca. The recalled product was distributed in the 4-lb. bags nationwide to distributors, brokers, retail stores,… Continue Reading