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“In the United States, Escherichia coli O157:H7 causes ≈73,000 infections and 60 deaths annually (1). Infection progresses to hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in 2% to 15% of cases (2).”

In France, STEC surveillance is based only on HUS in children younger than 15, so it only catches
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Federal officials have been unable to determine the specific product implicated in an E. Coli outbreak linked to cake mixes and have declared the outbreak over.

The investigation into the outbreak is also over, according to an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Food and Drug
Continue Reading Cake mix E. coli outbreak declared over without specific source identified

This week’s outbreak information from the Food and Drug Administration updates the numbers of patients confirmed in two Cyclospora outbreaks. These two specific clusters of illnesses are part of the CDC’s total count of domestically-acquired cases of cyclosporiasis in the United States. Overall, more than 800 people in 34 states
Continue Reading FDA reports that Cyclospora outbreaks continue; no new details on cake mix outbreak

The table below shows outbreak investigations being managed by FDA’s CORE Response Teams. The investigations are in a variety of stages. Some outbreaks have limited information with active investigations ongoing, others may be near completion or concluded. The table below has been abbreviated to show only active investigations.

The
Continue Reading FDA’s outbreak investigations ongoing; several foods, pathogens involved

The table below shows outbreak investigations being managed by FDA’s CORE Response Teams. The investigations are in a variety of stages. Some outbreaks have limited information with active investigations ongoing, others may be near completion or concluded. The table below has been abbreviated to show only active investigations.

The
Continue Reading FDA actively investigating 6 foodborne outbreaks; little information available

Health investigators continue to try to determine what brand of cake mixes are linked to a current E. coli O121 outbreak as they also work to find out what specific ingredients or ingredients are the sources of the contamination.

The outbreak has sickened 16 people in 12 states with 7
Continue Reading Cake mixes, raw flour previously linked to foodborne illness outbreaks

Federal officials declared yesterday afternoon that the Salmonella Agbeni outbreak associated with Duncan Hines cake mixes appears to be over. However, the best-by dates on recalled mixes don’t hit until March, so a continuing threat exists.

The outbreak and related recall illustrates how foods with long shelf lives can cause
Continue Reading CDC says outbreak linked to Duncan Hines cake mix likely over; threat lingers

Federal officials are working with Conagra Brands to investigate Salmonella infections associated with Duncan Hines cake mix. The multinational food giant today recalled some of the mixes because one flavor tested positive for the outbreak strain of the bacteria.

“The FDA is investigating the manufacturing facility that made recalled Duncan
Continue Reading Salmonella outbreak, tests spur recall of Duncan Hines cake mixes