The Food and Drug Administration and the Washington State Department of Agriculture are investigating what FDA describes as a “pattern of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination in raw pet foods manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc.”

FDA has received a total of six complaints of illness in animals who were fed the raw pet foods, including…

Local health officials are investigating eight reports of E. coli infections in La Crosse County, WI, according to local media reports.

However, neither the city of La Crosse nor the La Crosse County government had any information about the cluster of illnesses on their websites as of Tuesday night.

Media in the area, which is…

The Washington State Department of Agriculture Monday revoked the operating license of a soy food processor after finding repeated health violations at the company’s facility. The firm, Seattle-based Chu Minh Corp., which makes tofu and other soy-based products, can no longer process or distribute food, and has been fined $17,800 in civil penalties, according to

More than a year after the deadly Listeria outbreak that stemmed from Jensen Farms’ cantaloupes was first detected, criminal charges have yet to be filed against the company, but the Food and Drug Administration’s website says its outbreak investigation is still open. FDA’s report was last updated on January 8, 2012 with information provided by…

Salmonella Agbeni — unlike strains such as S. Enteriditis or S. Typhumurium — is rarely responsible for human illness in North America. But in May of last year, this serotype sickened 8 people in British Columbia, causing illnesses that were unusual enough to prompt a special investigation into the outbreak. The resulting study was published…

Last week health officials announcedthat they were investigating an ongoing Shigella outbreak in New York’s Onondaga County. Since that time, the victim count has risen from 25 to 34. The Onondaga County Health Department said Tuesday that 21 cases have been confirmed and 13 more are probably part of the outbreak as well. Some…

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infection that may include at least 11 cases.

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According to a news release Friday, at least two of the cases have progressed to hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a complication of E. coli infection that can lead to …

In two separate events, Safeway this week promised to phase out the use of sow gestation crates, while a new undercover video surfaced in Wyoming pointing to animal cruelty by a pork supplier.

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Employees at Wyoming Premium Farms — a supplier to Tyson, albeit a small one — were seen on the videotape and in …

Five cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection have been confirmed in Central Missouri, according to Margaret Donnelly, director of the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.

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The source of the infections has not been identified, according to the health advisory issued by the department. The investigation is ongoing.

Two of the case patients, a …

Many of us have experienced the frustration of learning of a foodborne disease outbreak and wondering why didn’t we know about it sooner, why we don’t know all the details we wanted to know, why the investigation wasn’t successful or why we weren’t informed of the final details.

There are challenges to foodborne disease outbreak, …