The number of patients in a large outbreak of infections from the cyclospora parasite has increased significantly, with the count approaching 600.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking the outbreak since April 1. As of this week there are 581 laboratory confirmed patients. The previous update

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The number of patients in a nationwide outbreak of infections from the foodborne Cyclospora parasite continue to increase, having reached 210 laboratory-confirmed cases.

Federal, state and local public health officials are investigating the outbreak, which is spread across 22 states and New York City, according to a June 22 update

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Public health officials have declared that imported broccoli was behind an outbreak from the Cyclospora parasite, but have closed their investigation without determining exactly where the produce came from.

The Food and Drug Administration announced that the outbreak has been determined to be over. The FDA reported that the U.S.

Continue Reading Broccoli was named as the source of the Cyclospora outbreak but the country of origin was not determined

Junction Microfarm (dba Junction Microgreens) is recalling certain broccoli seeds because of possible Salmonella contamination.

The recall was triggered by the company and is the third recall of broccoli sprouting seeds posted in recent days. The seeds should not be used to grow microgreens or other sprouts.

The recalled product
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Dung beetles and soil bacteria on farms could help suppress E. coli and other harmful pathogens, according to research.

The study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology found improved food safety may be enhanced by on‐farm biodiversity and the current view that farm simplification helps may undervalue natural resistance
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UPDATED Aug. 5, 2017: Gold Coast posted the recall notice on its website at 

Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling Gold Coast brand bagged broccoli because it may be contaminated with E. coli O26 bacteria, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

The recalled broccoli was distributed to
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Butterfield Foods, LLC., a Noblesville, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,966 pounds of broccoli salad dressing product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Screen Shot 2016-06-03 at 9.02.58 PMThe broccoli salad kit items were produced on various dates between Nov.
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Today’s Harvest Field Peas with Snaps, Silver Queen Corn, and Broccoli Florets with the sell-by dates 04/21/16 are being recalled by manufacturer Greystone Foods LLC and Publix Supermarkets because of possible Listeria contamination. No illnesses have yet been associated with the recall. Today's Harvest labelOn April 16, Birmingham, AL-based Greystone shipped the
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Taylor Farms in Jessup, MD, is recalling approximately 5,084 pounds of broccoli salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria contamination. The salad kits were shipped to delis in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 6.06-lb. boxes

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