Monthly Archives April 2019

Threat from turkey products continues; CDC issues ‘final’ update

Federal officials say new outbreak cases of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products have dropped significantly since the deadly outbreak was detected. As of today, 358 people in 42 states have been confirmed infected. In its “final” outbreak update, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this afternoon said additional illnesses are likely to... Continue Reading Read More

Caito’s response to earlier FDA inspection observations did not prevent Salmonella problem

On June 8, 2018, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised the public of an outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide that eventually sickened 77 people in nine states. Most of the outbreak victims reported eating pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon or a fruit salad mix with melon purchased from grocery stores. According to the CDC, epidemiologic... Continue Reading Read More

Publisher’s Platform: If I was part of Catio Foods, I’d be nervous

Opinion Criminal prosecutions in food cases have been quiet for the last few years. Outbreak 2: The recent multistate investigation began on April 2, 2019, when CDC’s PulseNet identified the Salmonella Carrau outbreak. As of April 24, 2019, 117 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Carrau have been reported from 10 states – Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri,... Continue Reading Read More

Two people dead in Canadian Salmonella outbreak linked to Celebrate brand frozen profiteroles and eclairs from Thailand

Frozen profiteroles and mini eclairs sold in grocery stores are the apparent sources of two deaths among at least 73 lab-confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in Canada as of April 27, 2019, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The outbreak, which was first announced on April 5, 2019, has spread to... Continue Reading Read More

CDC says testing could reverse upward spiral of infections from E. coli, Campylobacter, Salmonella

Disease researchers say infections from foodborne pathogens increased in 2018 when compared with 2015-17, with the increasing use of culture-independent diagnostic tests. The overall safety of food eaten in the U.S. is not trending in a positive direction according to an article published in the weekly Morbid and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for... Continue Reading Read More

More sick in outbreak linked to fresh melon sold by Walmart, Kroger, others

An outbreak of Salmonella linked to pre-cut fresh melon continues to grow, with 117 people across 10 states confirmed with infections. More than a third of the patients have required hospitalization. Public health officials are urging consumers to not eat the pre-cut fresh melon products listed in the chart below because of the risk of... Continue Reading Read More

FDA finds Listeria, Salmonella in U.S. ice cream production plants

This week the Food and Drug Administration released its findings from inspections and environmental sampling for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella at 89 ice cream production facilities in 32 states that the agency conducted from Sept. 12, 2016, through Aug. 30, 2017. The FDA detected Listeria monocytogenes in 19 of the facilities; however, only one of... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Canadian Food Inspection Agency --- Source: What's New Updated Food Recall Warning (Listeria) – GPM brand Pea Shoots

Distribution – Alberta, British Columbia, Possibly National, Saskatchewan. Recalling firm – Golden Pearl Mushrooms Ltd.

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California growers say their new water rules mean safer romaine for everyone

For the second time this year, romaine lettuce growers are imposing measures they hope will end the recent string of E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks that were associated with their products last year. This latest action to strengthen food safety practices that will be required by romaine lettuce farms came Friday in a vote by the... Continue Reading Read More

U.S., dozens of countries received cheese that was recalled for Listeria risk

The United States is one of more than 30 countries that received cheese from France potentially contaminated with Listeria. Listeria monocytogenes was detected in Coulommiers, a type of cheese, from France. The product was part of a mass recall of raw and pasteurized cheese made by Fromagère de la Brie. Santé publique France, the public... Continue Reading Read More