Part of a federal investigation into lead in certain cinnamon applesauce products has been shifted to a followup status.

The new approach by the Food and Drug Administration is designed to provide post-incident response action. The agency will continue surveillance activities as well as prevention and compliance activities, according to

Continue Reading FDA shifts approach to investigation into lead poisoning outbreak traced to applesauce

Federal officials say a Listeria outbreak that spanned a decade is over. Two people died as a result of their infections.

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated the outbreak. It began in June 2014 and continued through December 2023. A total of

Continue Reading CDC declares deadly Listeria outbreak over; cheese from Rizo-López was cause

The number of Cryptosporidium outbreaks involving an agency of the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) increased in 2023.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) assisted with investigations into seven Cryptosporidium parvum outbreaks linked to an animal origin. Five were in England and two were in

Continue Reading APHA sees Cryptosporidium workload rise but E. coli outbreaks fall

A report has been released in relation to an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections in Tennessee, with health authorities linking the cases to attendance at an animal exhibit. The outbreak, which occurred between September and October 2023, has raised concerns about the safety measures in place at

Continue Reading E. coli outbreak linked to animal exhibit raises concerns in Tennessee

The FDA has confirmed that lead chromate is the source of lead and chromium in cinnamon applesauce marketed for children and imported from Ecuador.

Leaders at the FDA continue to believe the contamination was intentional.

The Food and Drug Administration had already confirmed that applesauce samples had as much as

Continue Reading FDA confirms contamination of children’s applesauce; theorizes it was intentional

More children have been identified as patients in an outbreak of lead poisonings traced to certain cinnamon applesauce products.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there are now 468 patients spread across 44 states. That’s up from the 422 patients identified in the previous update on Feb.

Continue Reading Patient count continues to grow in outbreak of lead poisoning traced to applesauce

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has released its outbreak report for fiscal year 2023 and detailed the six investigations carried out during that time.

The report covers Oct. 1, 2022, to Sept. 2023 and provides information about outbreaks that sickened more than 100 people with more than 30

Continue Reading USDA investigated six outbreaks in FY 2023; none resulted in recalls or public warnings

Hundreds of stores received more than 110 recalled products related to an outbreak of Listeria Monocytogenes linked to products from Rizo Lopez in Fresno, CA.

The Food and Drug Administration has published a list of retailers that received the implicated products. The list includes Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Costco.

Continue Reading FDA releases list showing hundreds of retailers that received tainted products