Foodborne Illness Investigations

Lactalis has been allowed to restart sales of infant formula made at a plant in France that was behind a Salmonella outbreak in 2017.

Authorities in Mayenne, a department in France, and the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food authorized the resumption of sales of the infant formula from the site in Craon almost nine…

Citing the discovery of an infectious parasite in domestic produce this summer, the head of the FDA yesterday committed to using science to address foodborne pathogens.

A special government testing program found the Cyclospora parasite in U.S. cilantro earlier this year, marking the first time ever that the microscopic animal had been confirmed on domestic…

La Luz Mexican Grill Inc., an Old Town Fort Collins, CO, restaurant associated with a local Salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 30 of its customers, has gone out of business.

The restaurant at 200 Walnut St. in Fort Collins re-opened Sept. 11 after a temporary closure of almost three weeks because of a Larimer…

Researchers in Finland have detailed an E. coli outbreak in 2016 with more than 230 cases linked to rocket salad, known as arugula salad by U.S. consumers.

In August 2016, an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) and enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) with 237 cases occurred in the Helsinki area of Finland. Gastroenteritis cases…

E. coli infection played a role in the deaths of two British tourists in Egypt, according to the country’s authorities.

John and Susan Cooper, from Burnley in England, died while on holiday at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel in the resort of Hurghada in August. The Egyptian general prosecutor, Nabil Sadek, issued a statement saying…

The FDA reports advances in testing helped investigators during an outbreak of cyclospora infections this summer. More than 500 people were confirmed infected, but the outbreak is over according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Outbreak investigations at state and federal levels showed a link between McDonald’s salads and sick people. Laboratory tests…

The company linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak has revealed it has found the cause of contamination at its Hungarian plant.

Greenyard said it found a persistent presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one of the freezing tunnels and as a result, will close down this tunnel at the Baja-based plant.

The Hungarian frozen vegetable factory…

A Salmonella outbreak in an Australian state linked to alfalfa sprouts has eight confirmed cases. Testing of retail product confirmed Salmonella presence in a variety of alfalfa sprout products.

South Australians have been warned not to eat a number of alfalfa sprout products made by the Adelaide-based business Sunshine Sprouts after people became ill with…

State and federal public health officials have not named restaurants that are implicated in a Salmonella outbreak. Gravel Ridge Farms, identified as the egg supplier, recalled an unspecified number of eggs Saturday.

As of Sept. 7, Alabama and Tennessee had reported a total 14 confirmed Salmonella infection cases, according to a notice posted yesterday by…

A Northern Colorado restaurant at the center of a local Salmonella outbreak will reopen today after being closed for almost three weeks.

La Luz Mexican Grill, located in Old Town Fort Collins, closed “voluntarily” on Aug. 21 after Colorado’s Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) linked the popular restaurant to the outbreak.

The…