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Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak Ends With 701 Sick

The Cyclospora outbreak linked to bagged salads has ended after sickening 701 people in 14 states. Thirty-eight people were hospitalized. Health officials identified the source of the outbreak as bagged salads containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots produced by…

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Dried Wood Ear Mushrooms Sickens 41

A Salmonella outbreak linked to dried wood ear mushrooms has sickened 41 people in 10 states. Four people have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Several clusters of illness have been linked to ramen…

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HUS Kidney Failure from E.coli: One Family’s Story

Each year, about 265,000 people get sick with E.coli food poisoning. Most people will experience symptoms that include bloody diarrhea, vomiting, and severe stomach cramps. Others, including children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems, are at risk for…

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Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 17 in NE Colorado

Colorado health officials are investigating a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 17 people in the northeastern part of the state.  Eleven of the illnesses were reported from Logan County. Health officials have not yet identified a single, common source for…

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to La Aldea Grocery Store, in West Lafayette, IN

Tippecanoe County health officials are investigating a cluster of Salmonella infections linked to La Aldea grocery store in West Lafayette, IN. The health department is asking customers who have shopped at the store, located at 2801 Klondike Road #D, between…

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After Listeria Outbreak, Blue Bell Ordered to Pay $17.25 Million in Criminal Penalties

A federal court in Texas has ordered Blue Bell Creameries to pay $17.25 million in criminal penalties stemming from a Listeria outbreak that ended in 2015 with 10 illnesses and three deaths. It is the largest-ever criminal penalty following a…

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Romaine Caused Most Leafy Greens E. coli Outbreaks in the Last Decade

Romaine lettuce was the source of more than half of the 40 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli  (STEC) outbreaks linked to leafy greens between 2009 and 2018, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).…

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Salmonella Onion Outbreak Sickens 1,518 in U.S. and Canada

The Salmonella outbreak linked to onions produced by Thomson International of Bakersfield, CA has sickened 1,518 people in the U.S. and Canda. Five hundred and six of those illnesses have occurred in Canada where health officials are urging citizens to…

Listeria Meningitis From Contaminated Ice Cream: One Man’s Story

September is Food Safety Education Month, where public health agencies like the FDA, CDC, and USDA encourage people to follow best practices for food safety in order to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness. The CDC estimates that about…

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Can I Get Salmonella from Ground Beef?

Yes, You Can Get Salmonella from Ground Beef Most people are aware that ground beef can pose an E. coli risk, but not as many realize that you can get Salmonella from contaminated ground beef. As food safety lawyers, we’re…

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Onion Salmonella Outbreak Tops 1,000 Illnesses

The Salmonella outbreak linked to onions sold at grocery stores nationwide now includes more than 1,000 cases and 136 hospitalizations. The recalled onions, produced by Thomson International of Bakersfield, CA, were sold at Food Lion, Giant Eagle, Kroger, Publix, Ralph’s,…

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Peaches Salmonella Outbreak Expands – 78 Sick in 12 States

The peaches Salmonella outbreak has expanded to include 78 illnesses in 12 states, 23 people have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Since the agency’s last update, on August 24, the outbreak has grown…