The Mexico Viejo restaurant in Taylorsville, NC, about 60 miles north of Charlotte, remained open Friday after as many as 45 customers reported illnesses to the local health department.

Officials from the Alexander County Health Department said on Friday that one E. coli infection has been confirmed. One person was hospitalized due to the illness.…

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Public health officials on Vancouver Island, off Canada’s Pacific Coast, suspect that the likely source of a norovirus outbreak associated with the March herring run was from untreated sewage associated with marine operations.

Untreated sewage also was blamed for shellfish farm closures in Baynes Sound this year.

But the…

Outbreak investigators in Japan have identified contamination in a seaweed production plant as the cause of seven foodborne illness outbreaks that sickened almost 2,100 people in 2017.

The seven foodborne norovirus outbreaks were all attributable to dried, shredded seaweed called nori, according to a report from researchers in Japan and published in recent days by…

A large Salmonella outbreak affecting 174 people in the Bío Bío Region of Chile has been linked to homemade mayonnaise from a local restaurant in the city of Lota.

“The Seremi de Salud Bío Bío confirmed 174 cases of salmonella making it the largest outbreak of the last four years nationwide and the largest recorded…

The lawyers representing victims in the multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections linked to I.M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter are definitely expecting more defendants to surface.

They keep adding “John Does”  by the number “whose identities and citizenship are presently unknown, (but) were involved in the manufacture, distribution, and/or sale of the…

  PulseNet-cost-savings-graphic-2016jpgThose who believe government should operate like a successful business ought to be happy about the ROI on the $7.3 million annual cost of PulseNet, which is saving half a billion each year by preventing an estimated 270,000 illnesses. By using DNA analysis of pathogens and sharing data, the network of 83 state and…

Hillview Meat Processor in Ottawa has recalled raw pork and pork organ products from the marketplace for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reports. The recall was triggered by findings of the CFIA, Alberta Health Services, and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry  investigation into an Alberta  outbreak involving at least 14…

freshproduce_406x250Once again, the fresh produce industry has been hit with a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. The latest involves fresh-cut salad items, reportedly produced at a Dole processing plant in Ohio. While it is shocking to see a serious outbreak in such a popular brand, Listeria contamination is a troubling problem for most everyone in the…

Officials with Chipotle Mexican Grill say they will “fully cooperate” after receiving a subpoena from a federal grand jury seeking documents related to a norovirus outbreak at a restaurant in Simi Valley, Calif. Chipotle Mexican Grill signThe subpoena, issued in December 2015, came out of a grand jury from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of…