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Wait, There Was Another Caramel Apple Listeria Outbreak?

Four years ago, health officials made the surprising discovery that caramel apples were the source of a Listeria outbreak. Never before had the seasonal treat been linked with listeriosis, a foodborne illness usually associated with deli meats, soft cheeses, unpasteurized milk…

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Exploding Vape Pen Kills Texas Man

A 24-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained when shrapnel from an exploding vape pen pierced his face and neck. The explosion that fatally injured William Brown, 24, occurred January 27, 2019, as he sat in his grandmother’s car…

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Legionnaires’ Disease at Alomere Health Hospital in Alexandria, MN

The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease at Alomere Health Hospital in Alexandria. Health officials are working with the hospital to find the source of contamination that sickened one person in November 2018, who has…

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Were Long Phung Food Safety Violations a Factor in Listeria Outbreak?

A Listeria outbreak linked to Long Phung pork products has ended after sickening four people in four states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All four people required hospitalization to treat the illness they developed after eating…

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Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Turkey Products for Humans, Pets Expands

The deadly Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey products for humans and pets has expanded to include 216 people in 38 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thirty-three illnesses in Canada have also been reported.…

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Peaches, Plums, Nectarines and Listeria: A Brief History

Peaches, plums and nectarines sold in 18 states have been recalled for potential Listeria contamination. Stores that sold the fruit include Walmart, Aldi, Costco, Fairway Market, Market Basket, Hannaford and a number of small retailers. At the time of the…

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Brucella Food Poisoning from Bovine Vaccine in Raw Milk

The CDC has issued a health advisory to people in 19 states who may have been exposed to a rare and dangerous form of Brucella in raw milk produced by Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, PA. One person in New York, who became ill…

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Computer Program IDs Likely Listeria Hotspots for Food Processors

Cornell University researchers have developed a computer modeling system that identifies locations in food facilities where Listeria is likely to grow. Using the system, called Environmental Monitoring With an Agent-Based Model of Listeria (EnABLe), food safety managers could test those areas…

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General Mills Recalls Gold Medal Flour for Possible Salmonella

General Mills has issued a recall of 5-lb bags of Gold Medal flour that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall includes all 5-lb bags of unbleached flour with the better-if-used-by date April 20, 2020. The Minneapolis-based company said it…

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When Raw Dog Food Makes the Whole Family Sick

Raw pet food can contain E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella bacteria that can sicken pets and spread contamination causing illness in their people. An ongoing Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products includes four people who had contact with raw turkey…

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Head-on Crash Wrongful Death in Wisconsin

A head-on collision, caused by a negligent driver, took the life of your family member. And now your loved one is no longer in your life because someone was talking on a cell phone, daydreaming or driving drunk. We hold…

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Salmonella Outbreak that Spurred Duncan Hines Cake Mix Recall Ends

The Salmonella outbreak that triggered a recall of Duncan Hines cake mixes has ended, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreak sickened seven people in five states.  Maryland and Ohio each reported two cases. Florida,…