Researchers have shared details on one of the largest national Salmonella outbreaks in Sweden that was likely caused by produce.

The Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak involved more than 100 confirmed cases in Sweden, and other infections were recorded in Finland, the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Norway.

109 cases with symptom onset between Sept.

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Public health officials in Tennessee have issued a public advisory to warn consumers about Listeria found in collard greens sold by Kroger stores.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Consumer and Industry Services Division found the contamination during routine surveillance sampling. Laboratory results revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a

Continue Reading Kroger brand collard greens were recalled in several states because of Listeria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a multi-state outbreak of infections from the Cyclospora parasite that has sickened almost 100 people.

As of the agency’s most recent outbreak update, 97 people from 14 states have been confirmed infected by the microscopic parasite. Sixteen people have required hospitalization

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Researchers have found a mixed salad contaminated with the same type of Listeria that caused a multi-country outbreak with 54 cases and 10 deaths several years ago.

Salad and other fresh produce were collected in England from retail and catering businesses from September 2020 to December 2021 and were tested

Continue Reading English salad testing finds Listeria strain behind the past outbreak

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced the fall 2022 import requirements for U.S. romaine lettuce with special requirements for certain lettuce produced in California’s Salinas Valley.

Whole-head romaine lettuce and products containing romaine lettuce such as bagged salads that were produced in the four Salinas Valley counties of

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Scientists from the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service have begun to uncover details underlying a pattern of seasonal E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks linked to bagged romaine lettuce.

“That E. coli O157:H7 infection outbreaks connected to romaine are more frequently associated with lettuce commercially grown and harvested at the end of the
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Well the bad news about outbreaks linked to leafy greens is spilling over from  2021 to 2022. The more things change, the more things stay the same.

Outbreaks associated with lettuce, specifically the “pre-washed” and “ready-to-eat” varieties, are by no means a new phenomenon. In fact, the
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Federal officials are investigating a new outbreak of Enteroinvasive E. Coli O143:H26 infections but they have not yet identified a source of the pathogen.

The outbreak has sickened at least 16 people, but the Food and Drug Administration has not reported what states are involved. Also, the agency has not
Continue Reading FDA investigating new E. coli outbreak; investigations ongoing in other E. coli and Listeria outbreaks