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The 10 Biggest U.S. Foodborne Illness Outbreaks of 2015

This year saw dozens of well-publicized foodborne illness outbreaks. While many of them were found to have sickened a handful of individuals, a few stood out as especially wide in scope. Food Safety News has compiled a list of the 10 most harmful U.S. outbreaks of 2015, in terms of both the number of people who… 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