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More people sick in Salmonella outbreak traced to raw, frozen chicken products

In the past three weeks the number of people confirmed with Salmonella infections has increased 300 percent in an outbreak traced to raw frozen chicken products. Canadian officials continue to warn consumers to check their freezers for the implicated products. As of Aug. 10, an additional 21 people were confirmed as outbreak victims, bringing the... Continue Reading Read More

CEO says firm may have sold contaminated baby milk for years

Lactalis, one of the world’s largest dairy groups, may have been producing Salmonella-conaminated baby milk for more than a decade, its CEO was quoted as saying this week. The French company has recalled 12 million cans of milk in France and several other countries since babies got sick last year after drinking milk produced at... Continue Reading Read More

Biscuits pulled in 23 states for Listeria risk; Mary B’s this time

Hom/Ade Foods Inc. is the latest food company to recall biscuits because of potential Listeria contamination. All of its Mary B’s brand biscuits with dates through Sept 23 are now recalled. Recalls in the past month included biscuits under brands including Food Lion, SEG and Southern Home, and T. Marzetti Company’s Marshalls brand. As with the other recalls,... Continue Reading Read More

Dairy recalls raw milk for E. coli; best-by dates through Dec. 23

Anyone who has whole, raw milk on hand from Old Silvana Creamery should not consume it, according to the dairy owner, because samples of it have tested positive for E. coli, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal illnesses. Jim Sinnema, owner, issued the recall today for the milk, which has best-by dates between Dec.... Continue Reading Read More

Dog food recalled for Salmonella; pet owners also at risk

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products has recalled specific production lots of its Natural Selections brand Meals for Dogs after laboratory testing detected Salmonella in samples of the products. People who have handled the dog food are at risk of Salmonella infection and are advised to seek medical attention immediately if they develop symptoms of salmonellosis. Symptoms... Continue Reading Read More

Lead contamination spurs recall of water bottles from L.L. Bean

Thousands of insulated water bottles designed for children and sold by L.L. Bean are under recall for lead content because the Chinese manufacturer used the wrong kind of solder material. About 6,700 of the recalled bottles were sold online, at retail stores and through the L.L. Bean catalog from July 2015 through May of this year,... Continue Reading Read More

Author: CDC Salmonella: Outbreak Updates --- Source: CDC Salmonella: Outbreak Updates March 18, 2016 (Final Update) Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Infections Linked to Imported Cucumbers

Graph showing People infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona, by date of illness onset - as of March 15, 2016
  • This outbreak appears to be over. However, Salmonella remains an important cause of human illness in the United States. For more information about Salmonella and steps that people can take to reduce their risk of infection, visit CDC's Salmonella webpage.
  • CDC, multiple states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections.
    • A total of 907 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona were reported from 40 states.
    • A total of 204 ill people were hospitalized, and six deaths were reported from Arizona (1), California (3), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (1). Salmonella infection was not considered to be a contributing factor in two of the three deaths in California.
  • Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback investigations identified cucumbers imported from Mexico and distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce as the likely source of the infections in this outbreak.
  • Two recalls of cucumbers that may be contaminated with Salmonella were announced in September 2015 as a result of this investigation: Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce and Custom Produce Sales.
  • Investigation of illnesses that were reported after the peak of the outbreak in August and September 2015 did not identify an additional food linked to illness. The source of contamination for the cucumbers distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce has not been identified.
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Author: CDC Salmonella: Outbreak Updates --- Source: CDC Salmonella: Outbreak Updates March 9, 2016 (Initial Announcement) Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Infections Linked to Wonderful Pistachios

Products can be identified by a 13-digit lot code number that can be found on the lower back or bottom panel of the package
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  • We recommend that consumers do not eat and retailers do not sell recalled pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios.
    • On March 9, 2016, Wonderful Pistachios of Lost Hills, California voluntarily recalled a limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
    • The pistachios were sold under the brand names Wonderful, Paramount Farms, and Trader Joe's, and were sold nationwide and in Canada.
    • Products can be identified by a lot code number that can be found on the lower back or bottom panel of the package. A table of recalled products is available on the Advice to Consumers page.
    • These products have a long shelf life and may still be in people's homes.
  • CDC, multiple states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo infections.
    • Eleven people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Montevideo have been reported from 9 states.
    • Two ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
  • Collaborative investigative efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory officials indicate that pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios are a likely source of this outbreak.
  • This investigation is ongoing, and we will update the public when more information becomes available.
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Author: CDC Salmonella: Outbreak Updates --- Source: CDC Salmonella: Outbreak Updates February 16, 2016 (Investigation Update) Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Virchow Infections Linked to Garden of Life RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal Products

Garden of Life RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal Product
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  • CDC, multiple states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Virchow infections.
  • Eighteen people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Virchow have been reported from 15 states.
    • Four ill people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.
  • Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal products made by Garden of Life, LLC are the likely source of this outbreak.
    • Of the 14 ill people who were interviewed, 14 (100%) reported consuming powdered supplements or meal replacement powders in the week before illness onset, and all 14 (100%) specifically reported consuming Garden of Life RAW Meal products.
    • The Utah Public Health Laboratory and Oklahoma Public Health Laboratory isolated the outbreak strain of Salmonella Virchow from open containers of Garden of Life RAW Meal collected from ill people's homes in Utah and Oklahoma.
    • FDA sampling confirmed the presence of the outbreak strain of Salmonella Virchow in Organic Moringa Leaf powder used in RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal Replacement products.
  • As a result of this investigation, Garden of Life, LLC voluntarily recalled several lots of RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal products, available in chocolate, original, vanilla, and vanilla chai, on January 29, 2016 (initial recall) and February 12, 2016 (expanded recall).
  • Consumers should not eat and retailers should not sell the recalled RAW Meal products.
    • These products have a long shelf life and may still be in people's homes.
    • A complete list of the recalled Garden of Life RAW Meal products is available on the Recall & Advice to Consumers and Retailers page.
    • The recalled products were available for purchase nationwide in many retail stores and online.
  • Updates will be posted when more information is available.
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