Chicago’s Department of Public Health has confirmed 55 Salmonella infections stemming from the outbreak at an Avondale taqueria, Carniceria Guanajuato, up from 20 last week.

At least 17 people have been hospitalized as of Sept. 30.

An investigation into the source of the bacteria is ongoing. The restaurant remains closed as

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At least 55 people are sick with Salmonella infections after eating food from a Chicago taqueria. Initial reports said 20 people were sick, with ten people hospitalized.

The Chicago Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Public Health are investigating the outbreak. The agencies reported that Carniceria Guanajuato

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Local media are reporting at least five Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli cases have been reported at suburban Huntley High School.

In a letter released to parents on Wednesday, officials said the McHenry County Health Department had contacted them about the outbreak.

Health officials are working to determine “common exposures” among

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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 FDA sends warning to food firm in Chicago over violations at their bakery facility

After a consumer complaint, Taylor Farms Inc. of Chicago is recalling 342 pounds of breaded chicken because of a processing defect that may have led to undercooking of products, a recall notice posted on the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) website announced on Friday.

FSIS is concerned that
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Mecox Bay Dairy LLC, a company based in New York, is recalling an undisclosed volume of its “Mecox Sunrise” washed-rind Tomme style cheese because state inspectors found Listeria contamination.

The company did not provide any other identifying product codes or labeling information in the recall notice, however, some packages
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