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CDC: 181 People in 40 States Infected With Salmonella From Contact With Live Poultry

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is working with state public health, veterinary, and agriculture officials, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to investigate four multi-state outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry. As of June 29, 2015, there were 181 people reported from… Continue Reading

Study: Salmonella Infections Rise With Extreme Weather Events

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New research has shown that climate change may be causing more than just an increase in extreme weather events such as heat waves and storms. Those events also seem to be bringing a heightened risk of Salmonella outbreaks with them. The rates of people sickened by Salmonella rises each time their area experiences an extreme… Continue Reading

Judge Admonishes Stewart Parnell’s Mother for Outburst

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ALBANY, GA—Stewart Parnell’s mother decided to use a courtroom break on Thursday to verbally confront a female FBI agent coming out of a stall in the women’s bathroom on the third floor of the C.B. King Courthouse in Albany, GA. The approach was not welcomed. The agent, who appeared to be unarmed, was present to… Continue Reading

Two Salmonella Outbreaks in Minnesota Linked to Frozen Raw Breaded Poultry Products

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The Minnesota Department of Public Health is urging consumers to handle raw chicken products carefully and cook them thoroughly after seven recent cases of salmonellosis in Minnesota have been linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees. The illnesses prompted health officials to remind consumers that the products may look cooked, but are… Continue Reading

Restitution Phase of PCA Criminal Case Starts With Bankruptcy History

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ALBANY, GA—Defense attorneys in the restitution phase of the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) criminal prosecution focused in Wednesday on a 2009 claims adjustment agreement that a bankruptcy court used to disperse $12.75 million to 122 victims of the PCA-caused Salmonella outbreak. E. Scott Austin, representing former PCA owner and chief executive Stewart Parnell, suggested… Continue Reading

Update: Salmonella Cases Linked to Boise Co-op Total Approximately 290, Four Lawsuits Filed

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The latest reported count from the Central District Health Department (CDHD) in Boise, ID, is “approximately 290 cases” of Salmonella infection linked to the Boise Co-op deli. That tally was posted on Wednesday, July 1. “Preliminary test results showed Salmonella growth in raw turkey, tomatoes and onion. However, additional laboratory tests are pending and the specific… Continue Reading

Natural Grocers Recalls Caribbean Fruit & Nut Mix With Macadamia Nuts for Salmonella Risk

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Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a Lakewood, CO-based natural grocery chain, is recalling one lot of Natural Grocers brand Caribbean Fruit & Nut Mix since the product contains macadamia nuts that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall was initiated after the company was notified of positive Salmonella findings in product… Continue Reading

Update: 1 Death, 248 Illnesses in Outbreak Linked to NC Restaurant

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In an update posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services stated that 248 cases of diarrheal illness and one death have now been identified in connection with the Tarheel Q barbecue restaurant in Lexington, NC. The update gave the following information: Of these 248 people, case distribution includes 19 North Carolina… Continue Reading

Trail Mix, Bulk Macadamia Nuts Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

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Rocky Mountain Foods Inc. of Denver is recalling certain lots of Island Fruit and Nut Trail Mix packaged under the Free Range Snack Co. brand, and certain lots of bulk Macadamia Nuts, both due to possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have recently purchased the items with the BEST BY… Continue Reading

44 Salmonella Cases in Canada Linked to Frozen Raw Breaded Poultry Products

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The Canadian government is warning consumers about the safety of breaded chicken nuggets, chicken burgers and strips after 44 people have been sickened with Salmonella. The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella infections in Ontario,… Continue Reading