Tag: Recalls

Multistate E. coli outbreak linked to recalled flour

Multistate E. coli outbreak linked to recalled flour

| June 2, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O121 (STEC O121) infections that has been linked to flour produced at the General Mills facility in Kansas City, Missouri. The first cases became ill in late December 2015 and the outbreak has so far affected […]

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Listeria outbreak prompts multiple recalls

Listeria outbreak prompts multiple recalls

| May 13, 2016

A multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections in the USA that has been linked to frozen vegetables produced by CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington, has led to a series of large product recalls by other food manufacturers that have used frozen vegetables supplied by the company in their own products. The outbreak has affected […]

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Listeriosis outbreak linked to recalled frozen vegetables

Listeriosis outbreak linked to recalled frozen vegetables

| May 6, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with state health officials and the FDA to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections that may be associated with frozen vegetables produced by CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington. The outbreak has affected at least eight people from three states since 13 […]

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Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berry and cherry blend

Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berry and cherry blend

| April 19, 2016

The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A viral infections that has been linked to a frozen fruit product called Nature’s Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend sold exclusively through Costco warehouses in five provinces. To date, 13 cases associated with the outbreak have been reported in Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland […]

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Multi-country E. coli outbreak under investigation in Europe

Multi-country E. coli outbreak under investigation in Europe

| April 8, 2016

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have issued a Rapid Outbreak Assessment for a multi-country outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection associated with haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS). To date 25 cases associated with the outbreak have been identified and most of those affected […]

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Early findings in Romanian E. coli outbreak published

Early findings in Romanian E. coli outbreak published

| March 18, 2016

Public health agencies in Romania and institutes in other EU countries have published a joint report detailing the early findings of an investigation into an outbreak of haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) caused by shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in the south of the country. As of 29 February, 15 cases of HUS had been reported […]

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Canned tuna recalled due to possible health risk

Canned tuna recalled due to possible health risk

| March 18, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Bumble Bee Foods LLC is voluntarily recalling three specific UPC codes of canned Chunk Light tuna because of possible under-processing that occurred at a co-packing facility and which could lead to microbial contamination and compromise product safety. The recall covers 31,579 cases of canned tuna […]

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Research reveals PulseNet value

Research reveals PulseNet value

| March 18, 2016

Newly published research in the USA has shown that the PulseNet laboratory network, which shares the genetic fingerprints of foodborne pathogen isolates, is preventing around 276,000 cases of foodborne illness every year. This equates to annual savings of $507 million on medical bills and lost productivity. The research, led by economist Robert L. Scharff from […]

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Pistachios linked to multistate Salmonella outbreak

Pistachios linked to multistate Salmonella outbreak

| March 10, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state public health officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo infections associated with consumption of pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios of Lost Hills, California. The outbreak has affected at least 11 people in nine states since 12 […]

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Salmonella and E. coli outbreaks linked to alfalfa sprouts

Salmonella and E. coli outbreaks linked to alfalfa sprouts

| March 4, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating two apparently unrelated multistate food poisoning outbreaks linked to different brands of alfalfa sprouts. An outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen infections has affected at least thirteen people in four states, with five requiring hospital treatment. The investigation has established a link with alfalfa sprouts […]

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