The California Department of Public Health is recommending that consumers avoid eating raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon in Baja California Sur, Mexico, because they are linked to an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses in California.

A dozen people reported illness in February, March, and April after consuming raw oysters
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California health officials issued a warning Thursday about the dangers of eating illegally manufactured Mexican-style soft cheeses, which are often sold by street vendors, because of a “dramatic increase” in Salmonella infections since late 2015.


At least 50 people have been confirmed with three different strains of Salmonella since November

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State officials added two more people to the list of patients in an E. coli outbreak in California linked to raw milk from Organic Pastures Dairy Co., but the dairy operator says the state’s data is “garbage.” Of the eight people confirmed with the “unique strain of Shiga-toxin producing E.
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Mussels, clams, scallops, lobster and rock crab taken off the Ventura County coastline by recreational enthusiasts are not safe for eating due to dangerous levels of a naturally occurring toxin that can cause illness or death. The warning from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is for recreationally harvested
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