Salmonella Hvittingfoss

In the week since the New South Wales Food Authority connected “a spike in Salmonella Hvittingfoss cases” to Red Dirt Melons in Australia’s Northern Territories, there’s been precious little reported about how the rockmelons were actually contaminated. Government and industry comments since the outbreak was announced on Aug. 3 have focused on cautioning consumers, a…

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced yesterday that 97 cases of Salmonella serotype Hvittingfoss had been confirmed among Subway restaurant customers in 28 counties in the state.

At least 25 people were hospitalized due to the severity of their illnesses.  Subway customers who reported becoming ill with Salmonella infection ate at the restaurants between…