January 28th 2023
Utopia Foods, Inc., issued a voluntary recall after their imported Chinese enoki mushrooms tested positive for 2 strains of Listeria monocytogenes involved in an outbreak.
November 10th 2022
16 people have been reported to be infected across 6 states resulting in one death and a pregnancy loss in an expecting mother who became infected.
October 5th 2022
The federal agency said it was looking at a multistate outbreak of the infection connected to Brie and Camembert soft cheese products manufactured by Old Europe Cheese.
August 16th 2022
Home Run Inn Frozen Foods sausage pizzas have been recalled after consumers reported finding metal in the pizza.
July 11th 2022
The federal agency linked Big Olaf Creamery ice cream to the recent outbreak in Florida.
Top 5 Infectious Disease Stories of the Week: July 1, 2022
Here is a rundown of the most popular and significant stories we covered this past week.
CDC: Listeria Outbreak With Most Living or Traveling to Florida
The federal agency has reported 1 death and 22 hospitalizations stemming back to January of 2021.
Microbial Contamination Leads to Voluntary Nationwide Recall of SnoreStop NasoSpray
Green Pharmaceuticals Inc. issued a voluntary recall of their SnoreStop NasoSpray after FDA testing found the product contaminated with the microbe Providencia rettgeri.
FDA Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Organic Strawberries
The FDA and other health agencies are investigating fresh organic strawberries, branded as FreshKampo or HEB, that are believed to be the source of hepatitis A infections in the US and Canada.
Smucker Issues Recall of Select Jif Peanut Butter Products
The company issued the voluntary action due to potential salmonella contamination concerns.
CDC Declares Dole Leafy Greens Listeria Outbreak Over
The voluntary recall issued by the company last December was investigated by federal, state and local partners.
Skippy Recalls Some of its Creamy Peanut Butter
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the company is concerned about a limited number of jars that may contain a small fragment of stainless steel from a piece of manufacturing equipment.
Potential Bacteria Contaminations Lead to Product Recalls
Here’s a roundup of popular foods and products that were recalled this week by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
CDC Updates Salmonella Outbreak Related to Italian-Style Meats
The federal agency is advising people to not eat Fratelli Beretta brand prepackaged uncured antipasto trays.
CDC Announces Shrimp Salmonella Outbreak
The federal agency identified 3 more illnesses and the shrimp supplier expanded their recall.
Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Declared Over
CDC says infections linked to the consumption of Jule’s Cashew Brie, a vegan, or plant-based cheese alternative, was linked to the cashews used in the ingredients.
Dole Does Voluntary Recall on its Blueberries
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the company is concerned about cyclospora contamination on the company’s Dole Fresh Blueberries brand.
Cattle Are Likely Source of Recent Outbreaks of E. Coli Associated With Leafy Greens
The US Food and Drug Administration released an investigation report on the fall 2020 outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H7 linked to leafy greens grown in California and updated the Leafy Greens Action Plan.
FDA Announces Recall of Soft Cheese as Listeria Outbreak Sickens 7
In addition to 7 people in 4 states who have become sick after eating queso fresco from a New Jersey-based company, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published an updated warning.
FDA Sends Warning Letter to Jimmy John's Over Multiple Food-Borne Outbreaks
The US Food and Drug Administration has sent the sandwich chain a warning letter over citing involvement in several outbreaks of Salmonella and Escherichia coli over the past 7 years.
FDA Investigating Salmonella Outbreak Likely Linked to Fruit Mix in Pennsylvania
The FDA investigation of fruit mix linked to a recent outbreak has discovered 33 laboratory confirmed illnesses of Salmonella thus far.
CDC Details Industry-Wide Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Turkey
In this novel type of outbreak, contamination was not isolated to a single food or facility, suggesting industry-wide contamination.
CDC Announces E Coli Outbreak Likely Linked to Romaine
CDC officials have notified the public of an ongoing investigation regarding a multistate outbreak of E coli O157:H7 infections likely linked to romaine lettuce.
Resolved E coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
While the outbreak appears to be over, health officials are alerting the public and encouraging continued improvement of industry practices.
Tracing ESBL E coli in the UK: Human Hygiene Contributes More to Infection Than Food Chain
Comparisons between strains show little crossover between ESBL-E coli in meat and in humans.
FDA Warns of Scombroid Poisoning Link to Fish Sold at Kroger
Several cases of scombroid poisoning were reported on September 4, 2019, among individuals who consumed tuna steaks purchased from 3 different Kroger retail stores in Ohio.
Novel Bacteriocin a Promising New Treatment for Resistant Listeria monocytogenes
Bacteriocin operates effectively by damaging the cell walls of the target species, inducing cell perforation and blebbing, thus killing the cells.
Health Officials Detail Response of Drug Resistant Salmonella Outbreak
Prior to 2017, Salmonella isolates with resistance to azithromycin had occurred in fewer than 0.5% of isolates from ill Americans.
2 Deaths Recorded in Multistate Listeria Outbreak
Since 2017 there have been 24 cases of Listeria associated with the outbreak, with no source of infection identified thus far.
Basil From Mexico Likely Source of Cyclospora Outbreak
As of July 24, 2019, 132 individuals have been diagnosed with Cyclospora infection as part of a multistate outbreak linked to consumption of fresh basil.
The Public Health Threat of Ice Cream Tampering
Videos of individuals licking ice cream and placing these cartons back on freezer store shelves have gone viral, and this practice can pose public health risks.
Cluster of V Vulnificus Pops Up in Previously Non-Endemic Area
Vibrio vulnificus is a serious gram-negative pathogen that can lead to wound and intestinal infections and has high rates of mortality.
Del Monte Vegetable Tray Implicated in Salmonella Outbreak
Health officials indicate this outbreak is not related to the 2018 Cyclospora outbreak linked to Del Monte’s vegetable trays, which sickened 250 individuals.
Tahini Consumption Associated With Salmonella Concord Outbreak
According to the CDC, the outbreak is not connected to with the Salmonella outbreak resolved in February that was linked with tahini and sickened 8 individuals across 4 states.
Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreak Tied to Raw Oysters
Consumption of oysters from a Mexican estuary has led to infections caused by multiple pathogens, with some individuals infected by more than 1 bug.
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