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Briefly: Baby milk not in U.S. — Salmonella up — Steam heat

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. EU salmonella rates on the rise Over the past three years the European Union has experienced a 3 percent… Continue Reading

Pre-cut melon linked to outbreak in the Pacific Northwest

FDA pursuing source of fruit, says recall possible; Washington state leading investigation

At least 20 people are sick with Salmonella Newport infections linked to pre-cut watermelon and cantaloupe that was sold up to and including today at various grocery stores. State and federal officials are trying to determine what company supplied the fruit and whether any is still on store shelves. Anyone who bought pre-cut watermelon or… Continue Reading

Farm Linked to Cantaloupe Outbreak Is Likely Source of One, Possibly Two More Outbreaks

Evidence links two more illness clusters to Chamberlain Farms

The Indiana farm whose cantaloupes were deemed the likely source of a nationwide Salmonella Typhumurium outbreak last month is now the suspected source of at least one other Salmonella outbreak linked to its cantaloupes and may be ground zero for yet a third Salmonella outbreak tied to watermelons grown there. In its first update on… Continue Reading

Watermelon Salmonella Outbreak in UK, Europe

An outbreak of Salmonella Newport in six countries that has sickened 54 and killed one has been tentatively linked to ready-to-eat sliced watermelon imported from Brazil. The outbreak began in December, 2011. According to the Daily Mail online, “Seventy per cent of the victims are female and include a six-month-old baby and pensioners. The one British… Continue Reading

Canada Warns Public About Mexican Melons

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) warned the public over the weekend not to consume Large Seedless Watermelons sold under the Melon Up brand because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. An importer, Freshpoint Vancouver Ltd., Vancouver, BC,  recalled the affected product from the marketplace on Nov. 27th. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness… Continue Reading

Salmonella Fears Bring Watermelon Recall

Davis, CA-based Timco Worldwide Inc. is recalling a limited number of its Large Seedless Watermelons because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this occurrence. The Large Seedless Watermelons included in this voluntary recall were distributed to select grocers, wholesalers and processors in… Continue Reading