Salmonella illnesses associated with ready-to-eat (RTE) charcuterie meat products in Busseto brand Charcuterie Sampler and Fratelli Beretta brand Antipasto Gran Beretta have the federal government out with dual alerts.

Both USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) overnight warned about the

Continue Reading Multistate Salmonella outbreak is the subject of dual alerts by federal food safety agencies

He’s a senior citizen held for a white-collar crime, but the government has no interest in releasing him early to free up some cell space. On the contrary, an assistant U.S. Attorney filed a vigorous Appellee’s Brief in opposition to Stewart Parnell’s nearly 4-year petition seeking to overturn his conviction

Continue Reading Parnell’s appeal for early release should be denied, assistant U.S. Attorney argues

Stewart Parnell is the most reviled character from one of food safety’s worst tragedies.

By their convictions and sentencing, Stewart Parnell, 69, and brother Michael Parnell, 64, respectfully still have 15 and 8 years before their prison release dates.

Their jury convictions and trial judge rulings were all upheld by

Continue Reading Letter from the Editor: Stewart Parnell’s ride on the ‘Great Writ’ is about to start its 5th year.

TORONTO — Laura Gieraltowski, lead of the Foodborne Outbreak Response Team at the CDC’s Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, presented a review of multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to melons grown in Indiana.

Speaking at the annual conference of the International Association

Continue Reading CDC researcher discusses multistate salmonella outbreaks linked to Indiana-grown melons

As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are

Continue Reading FDA sends warning to sprouting operation after inspection initiated by Salmonella outbreak

Trudeau Farms is recalling certain curly parsley from the marketplace because of possible Salmonella contamination.

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results.

The recalled product has been sold in Quebec, Canada.

Recalled product:

BrandProductSizeUPCCodesDistribution
Trudeau FarmsCurly parsley160 g
Continue Reading Parsley recalled in Canada after testing finds Salmonella

Public Health in Washington State’s King County is investigating an outbreak of salmonellosis (caused by Salmonella bacteria) associated with Chili’s South Indian Cuisine in Seattle. The investigation is ongoing.

“At this time, we have not identified how Salmonella was spread within the restaurant,” Public Health said. It says this is

Continue Reading Indian Cuisine restaurant at the center of Salmonella outbreak investigation

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Saturday announced a multistate outbreak involving 20 Salmonella illnesses in eight states with three hospitalizations.   It has not resulted in any deaths.

The outbreak is linked to  Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks sold at Trader Joe’s and other grocery stores.
Continue Reading CDC suspects Italian-Style Salame in new Salmonella outbreak