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Salmonella, Inspection Problems Face Mexican Restaurant in Indiana

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Complaints about Salmonella illnesses and health inspection problems are reportedly plaguing a Mexican restaurant in Carmel, IN. Several diners who had recently eaten at the Agave Bar and Grill at 31 E. Main St. said they had been sickened by Salmonella, and some were reportedly hospitalized this week. However, owner Alejandro Hernandez said the local… Continue Reading

CDC: Four More Sickened in Chia Powder-Related Salmonella Outbreak

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Four more people have been found ill with Salmonella after consuming various brands of sprouted chia powder, according to an July 17 update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of July 14, at least 25 people in 15 states have been infected with one of three outbreak strains: Salmonella Newport (16… Continue Reading

FSIS Denies That It Buried News of Foster Farms Recall

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The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) insists that it did not time the release of last week’s Foster Farms recall so that it would garner less attention, as some suggest. “Burying news late at night on a holiday weekend may be a time-honored tradition by Washington spin doctors, but it is… Continue Reading

Bean Sprouts Recalled in Canada for Potential Salmonella Contamination

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Fresh Sprout International Ltd. is recalling Fresh Sprouts brand Fresh Bean Sprouts distributed in Ontario due to the potential of Salmonella contamination. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), there have been no reported illnesses associated with this product. The recalled bean sprouts are sold in a 454-gram bag (about 1 pound) and have… Continue Reading

U.S. Attorney in Iowa Seeking Victims of Egg-Related Salmonella Outbreak

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If you were sickened by Salmonella in eggs from Wright County Egg in 2010, the U.S. Attorney’s Office may be looking to speak with you. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa is seeking information from people sickened between the beginning of 2010 and August 2010 by eggs from Wright County Egg,… Continue Reading

FSIS: ‘Conclusive Evidence’ Linking Salmonella Case to Foster Farms Chicken Prompts Limited Recall

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Update: This recall was updated July 12 to clarify and correct “Use or Freeze by” and “Best by” date ranges. After months of illnesses and public calls for Foster Farms chicken to be recalled for potentially causing multiple Salmonella outbreaks, the company announced on July 3 that it was voluntarily recalling an undetermined amount of chicken… Continue Reading

Researchers Combine ‘Luck and Guesswork’ to Find Salmonella’s Achilles’ Heel

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A sugar and amino acid compound called fructose-asparagine never previously recognized as a nutrient for any organism is the stuff that makes Salmonella grow and it could be key to the pathogen’s demise. Brian Ahmer, associate professor of microbial infection and immunity at The Ohio State University, says the nutrient may be the Achilles’ heel… Continue Reading

Salmonella Cases from Live Poultry Nearly Double

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At least 251 people in 37 states have become ill with one of three strains of Salmonella in connection with live chicks and ducklings sold by Cincinnati-based Mt. Healthy Hatcheries, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number is nearly double the 126 cases reported last month. Of the 251 people… Continue Reading

Canadian Recalls: Tahini and Two Types of Cheese

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Recent food recalls in Canada include Al Koura and Al Fakher brands of tahina (tahini) sold by Sesameco in the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba, and Quebec, respectively; Le Moutier Goat Cheese, sold at Choices Markets in British Columbia and possibly nationally, and Bravo Queijo de Vaca Cheese, distributed in Ontario and Quebec. Sesameco recalled… Continue Reading

Criminal Trial of Former Peanut Company Executives Might Take Two Months or More

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For next month’s criminal trial of three former Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) executives, U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands is letting prospective jurors know that their services might be required for eight weeks or longer. Because of the likely length of the trial scheduled to begin July 14, Sands says the federal court… Continue Reading