Two restaurants in Utah are linked to a hepatitis A outbreak in the state that has been ongoing since August. The report from state health authorities comes almost too late for the restaurant’s customers to seek post-exposure treatment to avoid infection.

Earlier this month Utah officials reported that a 7-Eleven employee could have exposed thousands…

Editor’s Note: Each year, the writers and editors of Food Safety News pick the top 10 news stories based on the story’s overall importance within the food safety community. This year, we’ve added a separate listing of the top 10 foodborne illness outbreaks, as compiled by managing editor James Andrews and published on Dec. 27

As of this morning, the CDC reports a total of 609 cases of Cyclospora infection have been reported from 22 states and New York City. The number of cases identified in each area is as follows: Texas (257), Iowa (156), Nebraska (86), Florida (31), Wisconsin (16), Illinois (11), Arkansas (10), New York City (7), Georgia…

Nearly two months have passed since state and federal health authorities first became aware on June 28 of two related cases of Cyclospora infection in Iowa residents. Considering Iowa typically sees one or two such cases a year, the small irregularity immediately caught the attention of state health officials. Within weeks, authorities had identified several…

Nell Townsend was perplexed when she woke up the morning before her family vacation and didn’t have any energy. The retired 65 year-old from Jacksonville, FL, leads an active life, travels often and never gets sick. But on this particular June morning, she just felt lethargic, apathetic and not herself. As it turned out, Townsend…

At least 596 people in 19 states have fallen ill with Cyclospora infection since June. The latest number of cases by state is as follows: Arkansas (10 cases), California (1), Connecticut (1), Florida (29), Georgia (4), Illinois (11), Iowa (155), Kansas (4), Louisiana (3), Minnesota (2), Missouri (4), Nebraska (86), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey…

At least 591 people in 19 states have fallen ill with Cyclospora infection since June. The latest number of cases by state is as follows: Arkansas (7 cases), California (1), Connecticut (1), Florida (28), Georgia (4), Illinois (11), Iowa (155), Kansas (4), Louisiana (3), Minnesota (1), Missouri (4), Nebraska (86), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey…

An increase of 44 cases in Texas over the weekend has brought the number of confirmed illnesses from recent Cyclospora outbreaks to 469, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. At least 171 Texans have fallen ill with Cyclospora since early June. Texas health department spokeswoman Christine Mann told Food Safety News investigators…