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Lawsuits May Follow End of Johnson County Hams Listeria Outbreak

The Listeria outbreak linked to Johnson County Hams has ended after sickening four people and killing one of them, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But some of those sickened may still choose to file a lawsuit.…

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More Jennie-O Ground Turkey Recalled as Salmonella Outbreak Expands

A deadly Salmonella outbreak linked to ground turkey products has sickened 216 people in 38 states, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eighty-four people have been hospitalized and one person has died. “Health officials have found…

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Dangerous Stem Cell Shots Linked to Bacterial Infection Outbreak, 12 Hospitalized

A bacterial infection outbreak linked to stem cell shots derived from umbilical cord blood hospitalized 12 people in 3 states. Patients from Arizona, Florida and Texas became infected after getting contaminated injections for problems like joint and back pain. Our…

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Semi-Truck Crash Near Deer River, MN Results in Two Deaths

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a semi-truck heading south, in snowy and icy conditions, on Highway 46 near Deer River, MN hit two vehicles traveling in the opposite direction. The semi first sideswiped a Ford pickup and then crashed…

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Three Legionnaires’ Disease Deaths Linked to UW-Madison Hospital

Three people have died as a result of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at UW-Madison Hospital in Wisconsin, according to local media reports. A total of 14 people have been sickened with the pneumonia-like illness linked to bacteria in the hospital’s…

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Explosion lawyers condemn failures in pipeline explosion

Explosion lawyers Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman condemned the failures of a horizontal drilling company and two other firms involved in a botched, deadly installation of underground conduit that blew up in Canton, Illinois. The attorneys, who represent burn victims…

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Food Safety Tips – Holiday Edition: Listeria and Potatoes

Food safety should be a priority year-round. But during the holidays, when the extended family comes together for a meal, it’s especially important. For example, pregnant women, people over 65 and people with compromised immune systems are more likely than…

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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…