Foodborne Illness Investigations

Federal officials have confirmed parasites in salad mix that Fresh Express sold to McDonald’s and other unnamed companies. Almost 400 people in 15 states, are confirmed infected.

The Food and Drug Administration is relying on Fresh Express, which is a subsidiary of Chiquita Brands LLC, to make sure other companies that bought its salad mix…

More than 50 additional people have been confirmed with Salmonella infections since July 17, and some of the implicated pasta salad from Hy-Vee stores does not expire until tomorrow.

With 79 people from nine states now confirmed as infected, federal officials renewed warnings about the recalled pasta salad and urged consumers to check their homes…

A lawsuit was filed this week in the Southern District Court of California against Sodexo Inc. on behalf of Illinois resident who has permanent brain damage from an E. coli O157:H7 infection he contracted from food served at the cafeteria and mess hall of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.

Sodexo, a…

A company that provides a variety of goods and services to the food industry — including coatings that are used on breakfast cereals — is on notice from the FDA for failure to control Salmonella bacteria in its Gridley, IL, production plant.

Although the Food and Drug Administration blacked out key details in a warning…

French officials have allowed a dairy company to resume operations at a site linked to a deadly E. coli outbreak earlier this year. 

The dairy, Chabert, was permitted to restart the marketing of raw milk reblochon cheese from its site in Cruseilles, a town in the Haute-Savoie department of the country, last week.

Fifteen children

Seventeen food isolates matching the Salmonella outbreak strain linked to 147 illnesses were detected earlier this year in four plants of one company and the site of a different firm in the United Kingdom.

The Salmonella Agona food isolates were found to be closely genetically related to the human strains.

They were from cucumbers sampled

KENAI, AK — Above the popular IGA Country Foods store here is a wholesale produce business that most first-floor grocery shoppers never even notice. Go through the swinging black doors by the milk, however, and up the stairs, and you will find CFG of Alaska, a broadline foodservice distribution company serving all of South Central…

Federal officials issued a public health alert Monday night warning people to watch for signs of parasitic infections if they have eaten any of more than two dozen varieties of wraps and salads sold nationwide by retailers including Kroger and Trader Joe’s. 

The distributor of the ready-to-eat products said lettuce supplied by Fresh Express is…

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is out with new data on outbreaks of foodborne illness, reporting statistics from 2009-2015 when outbreaks sickened more than 100,000 people.

Out of the 100,939 people who were confirmed with food poisoning from various pathogens during that time, 5,699 had to be admitted to hospitals and 145…