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Norway eyes imported food, travel in rare Salmonella outbreak

Country hasn't seen a Salmonella outbreak since 2013; officials struggle to find current source

Norway, where Salmonella bacteria is rare in domestic livestock and locally-produced food, is experiencing its first outbreak of salmonellosis since 2013. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has not been able to identify the source of the Salmonella that has recently infected at least seven people. All seven report eating at the Joe & The Juice restaurant at… Continue Reading

Salmonella outbreak linked to Wisconsin farmers market peas

Seven people have been confirmed with Salmonella poisoning linked to a peas from a July 22 Saturday Farmers Markets in Green Bay and Fond du Lac. “All seven of the patients consumed fresh shelled peas purchased at farmers markets. Shelled peas are loose, no longer in their pod,” according to the Wisconsin Department of Health. The investigation into… Continue Reading

Seattle-King County Investigates six Salmonella Stanley cases

Seattle-King County Public Health Friday announced it is investigating a salmonellosis outbreak caused by Salmonella Stanley, an uncommon strain of Salmonella bacteria. Six persons infected with Salmonella Stanley were reported to Public Health during July 17–July 24. On July 26-27, genetic fingerprinting results for four of the six cases became available, and all had the same genetic… Continue Reading

Tarheel Q Salmonella Outbreak Declared Over With 1 Death, 280 Illnesses

As of July 8, 2015, the Salmonella outbreak connected with the Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington, NC, has been designated as over with at least 280 people sickened, according to a July 28 case count. One person died. The designation was announced after two incubation periods (six days for most Salmonella cases) had passed without… Continue Reading

Update: 1 Death, 262 Illnesses From Tarheel Q Salmonella Outbreak

As of Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 262 people have fallen ill and one has died in a Salmonella outbreak connected with the Tarheel Q barbecue restaurant in Lexington, NC. According to reports, 7 percent of the illnesses have resulted in hospitalization. A previous update to the investigation on June 1 gave the following information: Of 248 illnesses with… Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Store Eggs Safely: It Depends on How You Look at the Data

Opinion

The debate over how to store shell eggs has been going on ever since the chicken laid the first egg, if we assume the former came before the latter. Our ancestors looked at a range of techniques to preserve eggs, from burying them in lime to coating them with sodium silicate (water glass). The methods… Continue Reading

Minnesota Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw, Frozen Chicken Entrees

Minnesota health and agriculture officials announced Thursday that six recent cases of Salmonellosis in the state have been linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees. The implicated product is Antioch Farms brand A La Kiev raw stuffed chicken breast with a U.S. Department of Agriculture stamped code of P-1358. This product is… Continue Reading