Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

UPDATE: 2 p.m. Eastern, March 3, 2017, — The CDC has posted outbreak details.

Victims of E. coli infection in three states report they ate I.M. Healthy brand “SoyNut Butter” before becoming ill, spurring state and federal public health officials to warn consumers nationwide not to eat the products
Continue Reading UPDATE: Patients on both coasts ate ‘SoyNut Butter’ before becoming ill

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is warning consumers not to eat products made by Picnic Gourmet Spreads because these products might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Goat-cheese_406x250The potentially contaminated products include Red Pepper Feta Cheese Spread, Moroccan Cilantro Cheese Spread, Tandoori Garlic Cheese Spread, Herbed
Continue Reading Testing Finds Listeria in Picnic Gourmet Cheese Spreads

The incident was tailor-made for snarky headlines: Foodborne illness sickens hundreds of attendees at conference dedicated to food safety. That’s exactly what happened at last April’s Food Safety Summit (FSS) in Baltimore, when 216 of 1,300 attendees fell ill with symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramping and nausea. The culprit:
Continue Reading After 2014 Outbreak, Food Safety Summit Steps Up Precautions

The Baltimore City Health Department and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have received more than 100 reports of illness after the Food Safety Summit held April 8-10 at the Baltimore Convention Center. According to an update sent out Tuesday morning to the approximately 1,300 FSS attendees, most
Continue Reading Update: More Than 100 Illnesses Reported After Food Safety Summit