As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are

Continue Reading Listeria outbreak investigation details revealed in FDA warning letter to Big Olaf Creamery

This year saw the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issue notices on 11 multi-state foodborne illness outbreaks, ranging from ground beef to strawberries.

The Food and Drug Administration’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network (CORE) investigated 28 outbreaks, with three of those investigations remaining open as of Dec.

Continue Reading Select outbreaks posted by CDC and FDA sickened hundreds in 2022

State and federal officials have ended their investigation into an outbreak of infections caused by Listeria monocytogenes found in Big Olaf Ice Cream. The CDC declared the outbreak over on Nov. 2.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there were 28 patients across 11 states. Of those patients

Continue Reading Big Olaf ice cream outbreak over with 28 patients, one death, one miscarriage

A weekly update of outbreak investigations posted by the FDA shows one investigation has ended and another outbreak has one additional patient.

The Food and Drug Administration along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Florida state officials have been investigating an outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes

Continue Reading FDA reports closing ice cream investigation; continues with work on other outbreaks

The FDA is continuing to investigate several foodborne illness outbreaks and has added a new one to its list.

As of Oct. 26, there had been 10 patients confirmed in the new outbreak of infections from E. coli O157:H7. The Food and Drug Administration has initiated traceback but has not

Continue Reading Outbreak investigations continuing; one new investigation added to FDA’s list

Federal officials continue to investigate nine foodborne illness outbreaks even though three of the outbreaks have been declared over.

Also, the Food and Drug Administration says there will be more information released on an outbreak traced to cantaloupe that is no longer being investigated. The outbreak has been determined to

Continue Reading Outbreak investigations continue as FDA works to find sources of pathogens

The FDA is investigating one new outbreak and has closed an investigation on another.

On Wednesday the Food and Drug Administration announced a new Salmonella Litchfield outbreak that has sickened at least 28 patients. The source of the pathogen has not yet been identified.

In its outbreak announcement, the FDA

Continue Reading New outbreak under investigation; FDA ends work on another without finding source

Patient counts in several ongoing outbreaks of foodborne illnesses continue to increase, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The agency is currently investigating 10 outbreaks. The investigations are at various stages, with traceback, on-site inspection and sample collection and analysis ongoing in several of them.

New this week is

Continue Reading Patient counts continue to increase in several outbreaks under FDA investigation

A new outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes has been reported by the FDA, bringing the agency’s number of open investigations to 10.

The Food and Drug Administration reports that it has begun on-site inspection and sample testing, but it has not found a specific source for the Listeria. It

Continue Reading FDA adds Listeria outbreak to its list; 9 other investigations continue