The Food and Drug Administration is investigating two new outbreaks. Sources of the pathogens involved have not yet been identified.

In an outbreak of infections of Salmonella Paratyphi B var. L(+) tartrate+ there are 31 confirmed patients. The FDA reports that it has begun traceback efforts but has not reported what

Continue Reading FDA discovers two new outbreaks; continues investigation into another

Federal officials are investigating a new outbreak of infections caused by Salmonella Hartford.

The Food and Drug Administration reports that it has begun traceback efforts but it has not revealed what foods or beverages are being traced. The agency reports that at least 31 people have been sickened in the

Continue Reading New Salmonella outbreak identified with more than 30 patients; cause not yet found

Federal officials are investigating a new outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes but a cause has not yet been determined.

The Food and Drug Administration reports that 13 people have been sickened in the outbreak. The agency has not reported where the people live or what the age range of
Continue Reading FDA investigating new Listeria outbreak; continues work on 2 other Listeria outbreaks and 2 E. coli outbreaks

The FDA has closed an investigation of an outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes without being able to identify a source.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had not posted any information on the outbreak as of Wednesday afternoon.

The outbreak sickened at least 20 people, but the update
Continue Reading FDA declares Listeria outbreak over with source not identified; three other investigations remain open

A new Cyclospora outbreak is under investigation and there are updated patient numbers for another among the details this week in the FDA’s outbreak update.

The new outbreak, posted Aug. 11, has 29 patients. The number of states involved is not included, nor is the hospitalization status of any of
Continue Reading New Cyclospora outbreak announcement has few details; patient count up in another

A  traceback investigation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified several farms in the U.S. that may have provided products used in the Fresh Express salads that were recalled over Cyclospora.

Multiple farms in Florida were identified in the FDA traceback.

FDA analyzed water samples from two public
Continue Reading Farms growing red cabbage and iceberg lettuce for Fresh Express are suspects in Cyclospora outbreak

Likening a trip to the grocery store to shooting craps, a consumer watchdog group is reporting that data from the U.S. government shows food recalls are on an upward trend, which the advocates say could be reversed with common sense.

Overall, food recalls increased 10 percent from 2013 through 2018.
Continue Reading Non-profit consumer group calls for action; cites increase in food recalls