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Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 05 7th, 2012 ?>
Recent news posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked a 14 person Salmonella Infantis outbreak to dry dog food. The possible source of the dog food is Diamond Pet Foods operating out of South Carolina. Nine states have reported victims including Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The initial reported illness...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 04 30th, 2012 ?>
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been following the Salmonella Bareilly and Nchanga outbreaks. A recent update regarding their investigation puts the number of sick individuals at over 200. New York has been the hardest his thus far. The outbreak investigation has determined that a possible source is frozen raw yellowfin tuna product. This product is also referred to as Nakaochi...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 04 6th, 2012 ?>
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are currently investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella. This type of Salmonella is the strain known as Salmonella Bareilly and has hit 19 states and over 90 individuals have contracted Salmonellosis as a result. According to the CDC’s highlights regarding the incident:
A total of 93 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 04 4th, 2012 ?>
South Florida Produce, LLC is recalling Jalapeno Peppers, because they have the potential to be contaminated withSalmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 02 29th, 2012 ?>
E. coli foodborne illness comes in various forms. Those of great concern involve shiga-toxin producing strains of Escherichia coli bacteria. While there are various forms of shiga-toxin producing E. coli, one of the more well-known forms is E. coli O157:H7. However, the current multi-state outbreak of E. coli food poisoning doesn’t involve this strain. Instead, investigators are dealing with...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 02 28th, 2012 ?>
The New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a press release regarding a major outbreak of Campylobacter. According to the press release, the campylobacteriosis outreak is potentially linked to raw milk from Family Cow Dairy. Pennsylvania has been hardest hit by this Campylobacter outbreak. In all there are over 70 reported illnesses. The press release can be found below:
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 02 20th, 2012 ?>
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced information concerning a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O26. A potential link has been found to the strain of Escherichia coli bacteria and raw clover sprouts sold at Jimmy John’s restaurants. E. coli O26 is a form of shiga-toxin producing E. coli which can lead to the development of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a rare but potentially...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 02 8th, 2012 ?>
Bost Distributing Company doing business as Harold Food Company, a Bear Creek, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,200 pounds of chicken salad products. The products contain eggs that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall due to concerns about contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 02 6th, 2012 ?>
GH Foods CA, LLC was notified by their supplier that the eggs supplied to them were from Michael Foods, Inc, who recalled Hard-Cooked eggs due to potential contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.
GH Foods CA, LLC, Sacramento, California, is therefore recalling sandwiches, associated with the affected eggs, due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 02 4th, 2012 ?>
Greencore, USA is recalling approximately 550 pounds of egg salad sandwiches.
The sandwiches contain eggs manufactured by Michael Foods Inc that are the subject of a previous recall due to possible contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes.
The firm is recalling the product because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes...