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Pecans Recalled in Georgia for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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The Stone Mountain Pecan Company in Monroe, GA, is recalling 540 packages of its “Pecanettes” sold in 8-ounce packages because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products were distributed only in Georgia and directly to consumers at the retail level from the Stone Mountain Pecan Company. Based upon random sampling… Continue Reading

EU Illness Report: Campylobacter Leveled Off, Listeria Increased

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The number of Campylobacter cases has leveled off in Europe, while Listeriosis is still on the rise, according to a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-borne Outbreaks in… Continue Reading

Texas Salmonella Cases Baffle Health Officials

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Health officials in Dalhart, TX, are trying to figure out what’s causing a surge in Salmonella infections, which, as of Thursday, reportedly totaled a dozen cases. Officials at Coon Memorial Hospital said the first case appeared several weeks ago and they have increased steadily since then, with some of those sickened being hospitalized. “Dehydration is… Continue Reading

CDC: 115-Case Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Bean Sprouts is Officially Over

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The Salmonella outbreak connected to bean sprouts that caused at least 115 illnesses in 12 Northeast states has been declared over, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At least 29 patients were hospitalized. In November, the bean sprout producer, Wonton Foods Inc., agreed to destroy remaining products while their facilities… Continue Reading

CA Firm Recalls Organic Spicy Seed Mix for Potential Salmonella Risk

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Freeland Foods Inc. of San Jose, CA, is voluntarily recalling Go Raw Organic Spicy Seed Mix in the United States because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was recalled Jan. 15 in Canada. Based upon a random sampling, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) determined that the Go Raw Brand Organic Spicy Seed Mix, UPC number 8… Continue Reading

Newly Revealed Salmonella Outbreak Linked to CA Deli in Summer of 2014

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An outbreak of Salmonella linked to Brent’s Deli in Westlake Village, CA, sickened 21 people this past summer, but it was never announced to the public, according to documents obtained in a lawsuit by food safety law firm Marler Clark. Public health officials in California first caught on to the outbreak in July 2014, when… Continue Reading

FSIS Releases New Salmonella, Campylobacter Performance Standards for Poultry

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that its new pathogen performance standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground poultry and chicken parts will prevent about 50,000 illnesses each year. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) proposed changes to the Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Testing Program create brand-new standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in chicken breasts, legs and wings, and… Continue Reading

Feline Poultry Meal Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

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Oma’s Pride of Avon, CT, is recalling Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed… Continue Reading

Go Raw Organic Seed Mix Recalled in Canada for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Ecomax Nutrition is recalling Go Raw brand Organic Spicy Seed Mix from the Canadian marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. There have not been reports of the product being recalled in the U.S. The recalled Organic Spicy Seed Mix comes in 454-gram bags (about 1 pound) bearing the UPC 8 59888 00040 0 and an “Enjoy… Continue Reading

USDA: Salmonella Tops List of 15 Most Costly Pathogens

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Salmonella causes an estimated $3.7 billion each year in medical costs for Americans, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. That figure places Salmonella at the top of the rankings for the 15 most costly foodborne illnesses. USDA says it regularly updates its cost estimates for foodborne pathogens… Continue Reading