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Iowa added to list of states that received melon linked to outbreak

Retailers that received the implicated melon include Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, Whole Foods/Amazon

As the FDA added another state to the list of those that received pre-cut melon implicated in a salmonellosis outbreak, the chair of the Congressional Food Safety Caucus implored federal agencies to find “what deficiencies led to this outbreak.” First reported by federal officials on June 8, the outbreak has sickened 60 people across five… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: FDA continues its role as Chicken Little

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After 25 years doing food litigation, I am seldom surprised by the announcement of a foodborne illness outbreak. It was no different last Friday when Indiana announced a multi-state Salmonella outbreak linked to cut fruit — mainly melons sold at large retailers in several states. Over the years, people in government or in various parts of the… Continue Reading

Salmonella outbreak linked to cut watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe – Fast Facts

Types of products being recalled FDA reports fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and freshcut fruit medley products containing any of these melons produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, IN, were reportedly sent to the following states: Georgia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Michigan Missouri North Carolina Ohio Companies Recalling Products: Caito Food Distribution Costco Delish… Continue Reading

71st Salmonella outbreak this century linked to backyard poultry

Backyard poultry flocks infected with six strains of Salmonella are responsible for 124 illnesses in 36 states, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. A third of the victims are children younger than 5. It is the 71st Salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry since 2000. CDC says those outbreaks… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Fast moving Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

Walmart, Kroger pull freshcut cantaloupe, watermelon from shelves; 32 people hospitalized

UPDATED CONTENT 6:25 p.m. EDT — The CDC is warning the public to not to eat pre-cut cantaloupe and watermelon from certain retailers and to throw it away if they don’t know where it’s from because of a new Salmonella outbreak that has already sickened 60 people. “There is good information from CDC, FDA, and industry that… Continue Reading

Salmonella outbreaks from raw frozen chicken not related

CDC reports the outbreaks in Canada and the U.S. involve different strains of bacteria

Salmonella Enteritidis outbreaks in Canada and the United States that have been traced to raw frozen chicken patties are likely not related, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The strain in Canada is not related genetically to the strain in the U.S., so the outbreaks do not appear to be related,”… Continue Reading

Canadian Salmonella outbreak traced to raw, frozen chicken

Not yet known if U.S. outbreak is related to Canadian illnesses; suppliers not identified

State, provincial and federal officials in Canada and the United States are investigating Salmonella outbreaks linked to raw frozen breaded chicken products, but they haven’t said whether the outbreaks are related. In Canada, public health officials announced the Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak June 2 just as the country’s food safety agency posted a recall of “No… Continue Reading

‘No Name’ frozen chicken recalled in Canada amidst outbreak

A Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in Canada has sickened 59 people and prompted a recall of “no name” brand raw, frozen, breaded chicken patties. The recall came one day after U.S. officials announced a Salmonella outbreak that is also linked to raw, frozen, breaded chicken. In Canada, Loblaw Companies Ltd. initiated a nationwide recall for the… Continue Reading