The 750 feet of developed beachfront at Rhode Island’s Spring Lake is scattered with volleyball courts, paddle boats, canoes, food concessions and an entertainment arcade.  That beach, located in Burrillville, did not host the crowd of 2,000 that usually attend its Fourth of July festivities. Instead, days earlier, 92 people who entered the water at…

A Rhode Island-based grocery chain is recalling certain Mediterranean olives because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) issued a voluntary recall of Bel Frantoio brand Mediterranean Olives: Calcidica Sweet Monday after the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) discovered that the product was stored at room…

Fears about deadly botulism and listeria Friday prompted the Rhode Island Department of Health to issue a public health warning about Farmstead Inc. of 186 Wayland Ave. in Providence. Certain food items from the Farmstead Inc. retail shop or through www.farmsteadinc.com are being voluntarily recalled due to food safety concerns. Ten year old Farmstead is…

The Rhode Island Department of Health has warned Target customers not to eat certain deli salad items under the Market Pantry and Archer Farms brand names, as they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was initiated because the products were made with chopped onions processed by Gill’s Onionsthat were recalled last month…

Seventy-eight suspected cases of Salmonella infection had been reported as of Friday in the outbreak in Rhode Island linked to a bakery that sold holiday pastries.

DeFusco’s Bakery in Johnston is at the center of the outbreak, which now has 46 lab-confirmed cases of Salmonella infection, the Rhode Island Department of Health reported in its …

The Rhode Island Department of Health has posted another update in its ongoing investigation of the Salmonella outbreak linked to zeppole and other pastry items prepared and sold last month by DeFusco’s bakery in Johnston.

The new numbers released Tuesday:

— 73 cases total (72 in Rhode Island, 1 in Massachusetts)

— 29 hospitalizations (27 …

A Bristol County, Massachusetts mother filed suit Monday against the Rhode Island bakery whose zeppole have been determined to be the source of a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened dozens.

The lawsuit was filed in Superior Court in Providence by Seattle food-safety law firm Marler Clark and Cooley Manion Jones, a Boston-based law firm, on …

Nine new cases of Salmonella infection were reported Friday in Rhode Island in an outbreak linked to Italian pastry. The illness total is now 56.

Almost all of those sickened, including a man who died, were said to have eaten zeppole or other pastries from DeFusco’s Bakery in mid-March. As of Friday, nine people remained…