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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 16th, 2012 ?>
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Livno Meats are warning the public not to consume the Dry Sausage described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The affected product, Livno Meats Dry Sausage, was sold only from the Livno Meats retail store in Hornby, Ontario. It was sold in two formats as follows:
Approximately 200 g vacuum package with a label bearing code...
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 2nd, 2012 ?>
After yesterday’s multiple potato salad recall potentially implementing hard-cooked eggs. We were waiting for this recall. Posted on the FDA website, Michael Foods has announced a recall of certain hard-cooked eggs due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall is as follows:
-Michael Foods, Inc. is recalling specific lot dates of hard-cooked eggs in brine sold in 10- and 25-pound...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 01 31st, 2012 ?>
18th Street Deli Inc., a Hamtramck, Mich., establishment, is recalling approximately 118 pounds of julienne salad products with turkey, ham and hard-boiled eggs. The salads contain eggs that are the subject of an FDA recall due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The salad products were...