Category Salmonella

Salmonella outbreak tied to cucumbers slowing; investigation continues

Canadian officials say a Salmonella outbreak associated with fresh cucumbers appears to be winding down, but they are continuing their investigation in hopes of pinpointing the source of the bacteria that infected 55 people across the country. No recalls were initiated in relation to the outbreak. Confirmed outbreak patients reported eating a variety of brands... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Vanity: Raw egg face masks and risks

Ireland has an egg and a BS problem. Miranda Larbi of The Irish Sun reports that experts have slammed beauty bloggers who claim that they have the answer to treating wrinkles –  smearing raw egg whites onto their faces. The … Continue reading Read More

Letter grades for restaurants helped reduce Salmonella illnesses in New York City

After implementation of letter grading for restaurant inspections, the rate of Salmonella infections decreased 5.3 percent per year in New York City versus the rest of New York state from 2011-2015, compared with the period before implementation, 2006-2010. Posting restaurant inspection results as letter grades at the point of service coincides with a decline in... Continue Reading Read More

Nearly 1,500 sick from Salmonella in eggs from Poland

Almost 1,500 people have been sickened by Salmonella linked to Polish eggs in an outbreak that has lasted more than six years and affected 18 countries. In total, 1,412 cases are associated with the outbreak: 532 confirmed and 166 probable infections since Feb. 2017 and 343 historical-confirmed and 367 historical-probable cases between 2012 and Jan.... Continue Reading Read More

UK company recalls raw pet food for Salmonella; pet owners at risk

The Raw Factory Ltd. is recalling a number of raw pet food products containing tripe and/or pork due to Salmonella contamination. The recall was initiated following a freezer breakdown at the company. “The product could therefore carry a potential risk, either through direct handling of the pet food, or indirectly for example from food bowls... Continue Reading Read More

Salmonella outbreak, tests spur recall of Duncan Hines cake mixes

Federal officials are working with Conagra Brands to investigate Salmonella infections associated with Duncan Hines cake mix. The multinational food giant today recalled some of the mixes because one flavor tested positive for the outbreak strain of the bacteria. “The FDA is investigating the manufacturing facility that made recalled Duncan Hines cake mixes,” according to... Continue Reading Read More

More confirmed ill in outbreak linked to fresh cucumbers; no recall yet

As the patient count continues to increase, investigators in Canada are looking look for clues in an ongoing Salmonella Infantis outbreak health officials say is linked to long English cucumbers. The Public Health Agency of Canada went public with information about the outbreak on Oct. 19, reporting 45 people across five provinces had been confirmed... Continue Reading Read More

McCain company officials ignored signs of Salmonella, Listeria contamination

For more than 2 1/2 years, management at the Colton, California facility of McCain Foods USA ignored positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella, choosing to ship the potentially contaminated vegetable and fruit products without conducting confirmation tests. This pattern of behavior was discovered during an internal audit at the manufacturing location, according to... Continue Reading Read More

Canada confirms more infections in outbreaks linked to frozen chicken

Federal officials have updated the combined patient count in a string of 14 nationwide Salmonella outbreaks in Canada. Public health agencies report close to 500 people have been confirmed infected. Raw chicken, especially frozen breaded products, are implicated. As of Oct. 26, there were 474 people who have had laboratory-confirmed Salmonella infections, according to the... Continue Reading Read More

Salmonella triggers national recall of pub style chicken burgers in Canada

Sofina Foods Inc. is recalling Janes brand Pub Style Chicken Burgers from the marketplace because of a risk of possible Salmonella contamination. According to the recall notice posted on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website, the recall was triggered by CFIA findings during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. “The CFIA is conducting a food... Continue Reading Read More