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25 sickened in Salmonella outbreak tied to deli salads

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Iowa health officials are investigating about 25 illnesses potentially linked to deli-made potato salads sold by Big G Foods in Marengo, IA. Test results from the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa were presumed positive for Salmonella. “We have approximately 25 cases under investigation. It is possible the investigation may determine some of the 25 cases… Continue Reading

Creamery recalls cheeses linked to at least 100 Salmonella cases

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The Chapel Hill Creamery in Chapel Hill, NC, is recalling all of its cheese products because they have been linked to a growing Salmonella outbreak in North Carolina and elsewhere. A local county health officer said Thursday that the outbreak has sickened at least 50 people in North Carolina and about the same number in other states, and that it’s the… Continue Reading

Tests pending in Salmonella outbreak traced to whole hogs

This photo was posted on the Good Vibe Tribe Facebook page July 3.

The number of victims in a Salmonella outbreak traced to pork served at a holiday picnic in Seattle is holding steady at 15, and public health officials think it is likely to stay that way. However, it was unknown as of Wednesday whether anyone who did not attend the Good Vibe Tribe Luau on July… Continue Reading

Meijer Inc. recalls deli salads because of possible Salmonella

This is one of several fresh salad and sandwich products Meijer Inc. is recalling because of possible contamination with salmonella.

Meijer Inc., a grocery retailer, is recalling several varieties of fresh deli salads and sandwiches because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The implicated salads and sandwiches were sold in Meijer stores from July 20 through July 25, according to the recall notice on the retailer’s website. “Prime Foods LLC, our supplier for an ingredient used… Continue Reading

Liberals, conservatives agree on threat of foodborne pathogens

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As Americans prepare for the second week of pre-empted prime time programming tonight with the beginning of the Democratic National Convention today in Philadelphia, there’s one thing that liberals and conservatives agree about — food safety. “Foodborne illness from bacteria ranked first among both liberals and conservatives (with) 55 percent and 58 percent, respectively,” ranking… Continue Reading

Year-long hunt finds almost 200 Peter Pan, Great Value victims

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Close to 200 victims of the Salmonella serotype Tennessee outbreak that ended in early 2007 are in line for restitution when ConAgra Grocery Products Co. appears in federal court for sentencing. Credit for finding so many documented victims of a nearly decade-old outbreak goes to federal Judge W. Louis Sands, who has delayed proceedings in… Continue Reading

Outbreak sparks nationwide public health alert and hog recall

This photo was posted on the Good Vibe Tribe Facebook page July 3.

UPDATED CONTENT:  A recall was announced on Thursday afternoon, with USDA officials reporting it could not be initiated earlier because company personnel from Kapowsin Meats were not available. New information about the recall is followed by the original story about Wednesday night’s public health alert. Kapowsin Meats Inc., in Graham, WA  recalled  approximately 11,658 pounds of pork… Continue Reading

More than 600 sick in 45 states because of poultry pets

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Salmonella traced to backyard flocks and pet chicks and ducklings continues to claim victims, with public health officials now tracking eight outbreaks across 45 states. Since the outbreaks were reported on June 2, there have been 287 confirmed cases added, bringing the total to 611 people sickened, according to an update this week from the… Continue Reading

Seattle Salmonella victims ate pork from Kapowsin Meats

The Good Vibe Tribe Luau July 3 included pork from Kapowsin Meats, which was linked to a five-state Salmonella outbreak in 2015 that sickened 192 and resulted in a recall of more than 115,000 pounds of whole pigs.

Eleven people who attended a July 3 event in Seattle and ate pork provided by Kapowsin Meats became sick and health officials say they have laboratory evidence linking them to a Salmonella outbreak in 2015 that sickened almost 200 people and was traced to pork from Kapowsin Meats. “We know that the pork served at the luau was supplied by Kapowsin Meats,… Continue Reading

Pub linked to Salmonella cases repeatedly failed inspections

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A restaurant whose customers have contracted Salmonella infections has repeatedly failed health inspections but has not been closed down by authorities. The Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant in Seattle had unsatisfactory ratings from public health inspectors three out of four times in the past year, according to documents from Public Health of Seattle & King… Continue Reading