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One of Four Injured in Markwest Explosion in Washington, PA Dies

Updated 12/21/18 An explosion at the Markwest Energy natural gas processing plant in Washington, PA on December 14, 2018, injured four people. All four were airlifted to nearby hospitals for treatment of burns and other explosion injuries. One of them Jeffrey…

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Adam Bros is 1st Farm Named in Romaine E. coli Outbreak

This post was updated 12/17/18. E. coli in the sediment of a local irrigation reservoir used by Adam Bros. Farm in Santa Barbara County, California, matches the strain linked to the 15-state romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak, the U.S. Food and…

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Ground Beef Salmonella Recall Hits NM Walmart, Sam’s Club, Sprouts, Smith’s

In New Mexico, ground beef recalled for Salmonella was sold at Sam’s Club, Walmart, Sprouts and Smith’s stores statewide.  The recalled beef has been tied to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 333 people in 28 states, hospitalizing 91 of them. “Eleven…

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Ground Beef Salmonella Lawsuit -JBS Tolleson Recall

The ground beef Salmonella outbreak linked to brands including Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Comnor Perfect Choice, Gourmet Burger, Grass Run Farms Natural Beef, JBS Generic, Kroger, Showcase and Walmart now includes 333 people in 28 states. People who have been sickened…

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Empire Kosher Chicken Salmonella Outbreak Ends, 25 Sick, 1 Dead

The Empire Kosher Chicken Salmonella Outbreak ended December 7, 2018, with 25 illnesses and one fatality. Six states reported illnesses linked to the consumption of Empire brand chicken sold whole and in parts. They are Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and…

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UW-Madison Hospital Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak: 11 Sick, 1 Dead

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the UW-Madison Hospital in Wisconsin has sickened 11 people, killing one of them. The outbreak, believed to be linked to the hospital’s hot water system, has affected patients admitted since October 31, 2018. The patient who died…

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Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension Recall

Tris Pharma, Inc., based in Monmouth Junction, NJ has issued an infant’s ibuprofen recall for three brands of concentrated oral suspension that may higher concentrations of ibuprofen than what is listed on the label. The recalled brands are: Equate, sold…

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Romaine E. coli Outbreak Expands, 52 Sick, 2 with HUS Kidney Failure

The romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak has expanded to included 52 people in 15 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Nineteen people have suffered such severe illness they needed hospitalization including two people who have…

JBS Tolleson Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak Hits California Hard

Updated 12/13/18 The 25-state JBS Tolleson ground beef Salmonella outbreak has hit California hard. Of the 333 illnesses reported from 28 states, 107 are in California, just shy of one-third of all case-patients. “No other state has reported as many illnesses. And no…

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JBS Expands Beef Recall Linked Salmonella Outbreak

JBS Tolleson Inc. is expanding its recall of ground beef linked to a Salmonella outbreak. Grocery stores sold the recalled ground beef under a variety of brand names including Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Comnor Perfect Choice, Gourmet Burger, Grass Run Farms Natural…

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McHenry Villa Senior Living Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

IDPH Identifies Plumbing System Issues A Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak at the McHenry Villa independent senior living community has sickened three people, one of whom has died.  An Illinois Department of Public Health investigation revealed that the plumbing system at McHenry Villa has…

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Tahini Imported from Israel

A Salmonella outbreak linked to imported tahini produced by Israeli manufacturer, Achdut Ltd., located in Ari’el, Israel has sickened five people. The company has issued a recall for the product, which was sold under a number of brand names, including  Achva,…