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Update: 60 Now Sickened in WI Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Grocery Store

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Updated May 21: Health officials have updated the case count from 20 cases to more than 60. This article has been updated to reflect the new information. Health officials in Kenosha County, WI, are investigating more than 60 Salmonella illnesses reportedly connected to consumption of meat from the grocery store Supermercado Los Corrales in Kenosha, according to… Continue Reading

Yearly Economic Burden of Foodborne Illness Estimated at $15.5 Billion

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The latest estimates from the Department of Agriculture suggest that foodborne illnesses cost the U.S. $15.5 billion each year. “Economic burden of a disease is not the same thing as the impact of a disease on economic indicators like gross domestic product or even the out-of-pocket cost of treating illness,” states USDA’s Economic Research Service report released… Continue Reading

Macadamia Nuts Recalled for Salmonella Risk

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Aurora Products Inc. of Orange, CT, is conducting a voluntary recall of Raw Macadamia Nuts because of possible Salmonella contamination. The product being recalled was packaged under the Aurora brand label and various store brand labels and distributed to retail stores in: CT, DC, DE, KY, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,… Continue Reading

Dog Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is voluntarily recalling 2,055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall is limited to Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations that were packaged into 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen Patties and 5 lb. Bulk Bags… Continue Reading

FoodNet Data for 2014: E. Coli O157 Down, Mixed Results for Other Pathogens

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As in previous years, the latest federal data on trends in foodborne illness rates are a mixed bag. “The overall outlook is that there is some good news and I think we can learn from that, but that the news is not all good and there’s still a lot of work to do,” said Patricia… Continue Reading

Gillibrand Proposes Mandatory Recall Authority for USDA

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After FRONTLINE’s documentary on Salmonella in poultry aired Tuesday night on PBS, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) officially introduced legislation to give the U.S. Department of Agriculture mandatory recall authority over contaminated meat and poultry. Gillibrand discussed her Meat and Poultry Recall Notification Act with reporters in February, saying that, if passed, the bill would make “the… Continue Reading

Fisher Brand Chopped Walnuts Recalled for Possible Salmonella Risk

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John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc. of Elgin, IL, announced Friday that it is voluntarily recalling Fisher brand chopped walnuts packaged in 10-ounce plastic bags because some of these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. To date, the company has not received any reports of illnesses in connection with the items listed above. This voluntary recall… Continue Reading

Mixed Results Shown in USDA Quarterly Tests for Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry

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Last summer’s preliminary data from Salmonella and Campylobacter testing of raw meat and poultry for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are out, and there were mixed results. During the July-September quarter, FSIS collected and tested 3,985 samples for its Salmonella and Campylobacter verification program. The percent-positive rates for both Salmonella and Campylobacter in… Continue Reading

DeCosters Appeal Jail Sentences to 8th Circuit

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The federal judge who sentenced Austin “Jack” and Peter DeCoster to each serve three months in federal confinement predicted that the two defendants would appeal, and they’ve now proven him correct. The prospect of serving three months at a federal prison camp located on a former college campus in Yankton, SD, or at a county… Continue Reading

Nylabone Puppy Dog Chews Recalled for Possible Salmonella Threat

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Dog chews sold under the Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit brand are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination, with a potential risk to humans. The Neptune, NJ-based TFH Publications Inc./Nylabone Products issued the recall on April 22. “Salmonella can affect animals ingesting the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if… Continue Reading