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New Zealand officials remind people of the dangers of raw milk

New Zealand’s government is reminding people to be aware of the risks that come with drinking raw, unpasteurized milk. The country’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) posted the consumer notice recently, citing recalls. “We have seen a number of recent recalls of raw milk and it’s important that consumers remember and understand that there are risks… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Salmonella illnesses linked to recalled Natural Grocers organic coconut prompt suspension of production

CDC plans warning against 'Coconut Smiles Organic' from Natural Grocers

The CDC is working with several states to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses, an agency spokesperson said Monday evening. Earlier in the day the FDA posted a recall notice from Natural Grocers for its branded “Coconut Smiles Organic” because of Salmonella contamination. Six illnesses have been reported in connection with the Natural Grocers coconut, according… Continue Reading

Infections linked to Natural Grocers coconut; recall underway

Six illnesses have been reported in connection with Natural Grocers brand organic Coconut Smiles, which are now under recall after the company and the FDA confirmed Salmonella contamination in the product. Natural Grocers of Lakewood, CO, distributed the implicated Coconut Smiles to 145 stores in 19 states, according to a recall news release from the… Continue Reading

Slow-burning Salmonella outbreak over chicken troubles Canada

A total of thirty cases of Salmonella illness linked to poultry, including frozen raw breaded chicken products, are being reported in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick  Yet no recall warnings are yet associated with this outbreak. The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial public health agencies, the Canadian… Continue Reading

Minnesota sprout grower announces recall because of Salmonella potential

River Valley Sprouts, located in Houston, MN is recalling various alfalfa sprouts for possible Salmonella contamination.   The recalled products include: 5-ounce Alfalfa Sprouts 4-ounce Alfalfa Sprouts, 5-ounce Garlic/Alfalfa 5-ounce Variety sprouts The recalled sprouts were packed and shipped from March 6-15, 2018. The sprouts were distributed in Minnesota and Wisconsin and were sold through… Continue Reading

Top sirloin steaks recalled for possible salmonella contamination

In Bridgeview, IL, SMI Holdings Inc., doing business as Stampede Meat,  has recalled approximately 484,800 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The raw beef products were incorporated into a non-meat ingredient, Au Jus Seasoning, which tested positive for… Continue Reading

Mechanically tenderized sirloins recalled for possible Salmonella contamination

The Texas-based Standard Meat Company, located in Sagina, late Thursday recalled up to 53,154 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The raw beef products incorporated a non-meat ingredient, Au Jus Seasoning, that was found positive for the presence… Continue Reading

Turtle trouble: outbreak case count climbs to 76

Salmonella contamination from pet turtles and a lack of handwashing has reached a total of 76 people in 19 states; 32 percent of which are children younger than 5 years old. Reported illnesses range from March 1 to Dec. 1, 2017, and since the CDC’s last update this increase in the number of confirmed sick… Continue Reading