Salmonella dog food
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. Recent recall and outbreaks highlight these dangers. For example, on April 4, Thogersen Family Farm of Stanwood, WA issued…

Duncan Hines Classic White Salmonella
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,…

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Tahini, Nut Butters Pose Food Poisoning Risk

A spate of recent recalls and outbreaks linked to nut butters, seed butters and tahini highlights the risk that some of these products pose. Contamination can occur if bacteria such as Listeria, E. coli or Salmonella makes its way into the…

raw ground turkey
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. Contact a Pritzker Hageman…

Ground Beef Salmonella
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. The…

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…

Ground Beef Salmonella
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…

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,…

Ground Beef Salmonella
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…

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…

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Jennie-O Ground Turkey Recall Prompted by Salmonella Outbreak

Jennie-O Turkey Stores Sales of Barron, Wis. has issued a recall of more than 91,000 pounds of ground turkey products that may be associated with the nationwide Salmonella outbreak. And there may be recalls from other companies coming. That’s because the outbreak strain…

Turkey Salmonella Outbreak MN
Minnesota Hard Hit by Turkey Salmonella Outbreak

Minnesota has been hard hit by the turkey Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 164 people in 35 states, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sixty-three people have been hospitalized, one person from California has…