Seventeen food isolates matching the Salmonella outbreak strain linked to 147 illnesses were detected earlier this year in four plants of one company and the site of a different firm in the United Kingdom.

The Salmonella Agona food isolates were found to be closely genetically related to the human strains.

They were from cucumbers sampled

Half of the people confirmed with Salmonella infections associated with pre-cut melon had to be admitted to hospitals, according to federal officials who say the outbreak is over.

Public health officials say the risk of additional illnesses in this outbreak is slim. As of July 26, 77 people across nine states had been confirmed with…

European officials have linked ready-to-eat products containing cucumbers to a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened 147 people.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said five countries are affected: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Behind the UK, which has 129 of the…

The North Reading Health Department and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health report Kitty’s Restaurant & Lounge is closed until further notice because of a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people, including some of the restaurant’s employees.

It is the second time since July 5 that the restaurant has closed because of…

Ten more people are sick in a Salmonella outbreak that has spread to two more states. Pre-cut melons are implicated, according to public health officials who renewed their public warnings yesterday about the fresh fruit products.

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The 10…

An outbreak in Canada that has been traced to raw, frozen chicken patties is continuing to make people sick, with nine new cases confirmed by federal officials.

The new cases brings the number of ill people to 68. At least 15 people have been so sick they were admitted to hospitals, according to an update…

As the FDA added another state to the list of those that received pre-cut melon implicated in a salmonellosis outbreak, the chair of the Congressional Food Safety Caucus implored federal agencies to find “what deficiencies led to this outbreak.”

First reported by federal officials on June 8, the outbreak has sickened 60 people across five…

After 25 years doing food litigation, I am seldom surprised by the announcement of a foodborne illness outbreak. It was no different last Friday when Indiana announced a multi-state Salmonella outbreak linked to cut fruit — mainly melons sold at large retailers in several states. Over the years, people in government or in various parts…

Types of products being recalled
FDA reports fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and freshcut fruit medley products containing any of these melons produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, IN, were reportedly sent to the following states:

  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio

Companies Recalling Products:

  • Caito Food Distribution
  • Costco