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Tarheel Q Salmonella Outbreak Declared Over With 1 Death, 280 Illnesses

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As of July 8, 2015, the Salmonella outbreak connected with the Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington, NC, has been designated as over with at least 280 people sickened, according to a July 28 case count. One person died. The designation was announced after two incubation periods (six days for most Salmonella cases) had passed without… Continue Reading

Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for Dogs Recalled for Salmonella Contamination

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Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of their Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for dogs with a “Best By” date of 04/27/16 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected products are limited to the Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Frozen Diets packaged in the following forms: UPC# 769949611431 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites… Continue Reading

Two Salmonella Cases Confirmed by Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

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Two cases of Salmonella infection were confirmed Friday by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. According to the announcement, the council’s Community Health Program has contacted 50 community members and 11 have been advised to seek medical attention and further lab testing for the bacteria. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is located in southeastern Ontario, Canada, near… Continue Reading

56 Salmonella Cases in 8 Washington State Counties Appear Linked to Pork

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Washington state health officials are working with state and local partners to investigate several cases and clusters of Salmonella infections that appear to be linked to eating pork. The ongoing investigation of at least 56 cases in eight counties around the state includes food served at a variety of events. Disease investigators continue to explore… Continue Reading

Chicken Flock Study on Salmonella Transmission Makes Novel Discovery

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Despite Salmonella being the most common illness-causing foodborne bacteria in the U.S. food system, still very little is known about the precise processes through which the bacterium contaminates and transmits among its most pervasive carriers: chickens. New research from the University of Arkansas, however, is aiming to bridge the gap in knowledge about how Salmonella infects such a large percentage… Continue Reading

Salmonella Suspected in Seattle Illnesses Linked to Father’s Day Brunch

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Officials with Public Health — Seattle & King County said Wednesday that up to 16 people may have been sickened last month by Salmonella from raw eggs served in sauce for eggs Benedict during a Father’s Day brunch at Tallulah’s restaurant. There were nine confirmed and seven probable cases, and one victim was hospitalized, according to a… Continue Reading

FDA Announces Food Safety Challenge Winners

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The Food and Drug Administration has named the winners of its 2014 Food Safety Challenge. Purdue University’s method of concentrating Salmonella to detectable levels with a process that involves filtering the pathogenic cells out of a stomached food sample using hollow fibers won the grand prize of $300,000. The runner-up — Pronucleotein Inc.’s on-site screening system in… Continue Reading

Colorado Company Recalls Pet Chews Due to Salmonella Risk

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The Natural Dog Company Inc. of Windsor, CO, is recalling its 12-oz. bags of 12″ Tremenda Sticks pet chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after… Continue Reading

Importer Recalls Raw, Frozen Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreaks

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Osamu Corporation of Gardena, CA, is recalling Frozen Yellow Fin Tuna Chunk Meat (Lot #68568) sold to AFC Corporation of Rancho Dominquez, CA, and sourced from one processing plant in Indonesia. The company took this action because officials with the Minnesota Department of Health found that samples of this product from one retail location in Minnesota… Continue Reading

Federal Judge to Sentence Parnell Brothers and Wilkerson on Sept. 21

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One year and two days after a federal jury found them guilty, three defendants associated with the most deadly and expensive foodborne disease outbreak to occur so far this century will be sentenced in a courtroom in Albany, GA. U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands, who has presided over the criminal proceedings since the… Continue Reading