Raw Chicken
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…

Romaine Lettuce E coli Outbreak
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

The 25-state JBS Tolleson ground beef Salmonella outbreak has hit California hard. Sixty-six of the 246 illnesses reported so far, just over one-fourth of all case-patients, live in California. “No other state has reported as many illnesses. And no other state had as…

Ground Beef Salmon
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…

Romaine Lettuce E. coli
Romaine Lettuce E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Timeline

Three Lettuce E. coli Outbreaks in 11 Months Eight days ago, federal health officials announced that romaine lettuce had been linked to a multistate E. coli outbreak, the third such outbreak to occur within the last 11 months, according to the…

Salmonella Outbreak
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,…

Romaine Lettuce E. coli
Romaine E. coli Outbreak Expands, 43 in 12 States Sick

The romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak has expanded to include 43 people in 12 states, according to a statement issued today by FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.  Sixteen people have been hospitalized. Twenty-two cases in Canada have also been reported. Contact…

Listeria Monocytogenes
Long Phung Pork Products Listeria Outbreak Prompts Recall

A Listeria outbreak linked to Long Phung pork products has sickened four people and triggered a recall of the ready-to-eat products. Consumers who have purchased this brand of pork products should check recall information carefully. Because Listeria can cause illness…

Romaine Lettuce E. coli HUS
New Romaine E. coli Outbreak Prompts CDC Warning: Throw it All Away

After discovering a new romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak, the CDC is warning consumers, restaurants and retailers to throw away all romaine lettuce.  Thirty-two people in 11 states have been sickened by the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli  O157:H7. One person has…

Ground Beef Salmon
Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak Doubles in Size, Again

For the second since it was announced on October 4, 2018, the ground beef Salmonella outbreak has doubled in size. The beef products were produced by JBS Tolleson Inc., of Tolleson, Arizona, and sold under a variety of brand names at…

Baby Lawsuit
Are Honey-Filled Pacifiers the Source of Texas Infant Botulism Cases?

Four cases of infant botulism in Texas may be associated with pacifiers containing honey, according to a safety alert issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All four infants used pacifiers containing honey purchased in Mexico before they became ill. But…

Turkey Salmonella illness timeline 11/8/18
Turkey Salmonella Outbreak: A Timeline of Key Events

A Salmonella outbreak linked to turkey products has sickened dozens of people nationwide. The outbreak has an unusually high hospitalization rate. One person has died. One recall, for Jennie-O ground turkey, has been issued, but others may follow as the…