September 20th 2023
The company’s well-known Singles cheese brand is the focus of the recall.
September 6th 2023
The Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain is linked to leafy greens–associated outbreaks over a multi-year period.
September 3rd 2023
From baby formula to ground beef to Trader Joe’s tamales, here are some recent foods to be aware of for recalls and warnings.
August 22nd 2023
Novavax updates its COVID-19 vaccine, locally acquired malaria is reported in Maryland, deadly listeria outbreak is linked to milkshakes, and vibriosis in the northeast.
June 30th 2023
As the summer celebrations get underway, food safety remains vital to everyone.
Rising Threat: Evaluating Salmonella Treatment Options Amid Antimicrobial Resistance
Empiric therapy for severe Salmonella disease remains effective, but fluoroquinolone resistance calls for a shift towards trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole as the preferred oral treatment for non-severe cases.
Lettuce Recall Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issues public health alert for salad with chicken and ham.
A Meat Link to UTIs, Sepsis
Using a novel approach to identify E coli, investigators find approximately 8% of the bacterium’s isolates were foodborne zoonotic strains.
What to Know About Norovirus, the Highly Contagious “Stomach Flu” That Isn’t Influenza
Norovirus infections are spiking this season. These are the signs and symptoms associated with America’s leading cause of foodborne illness.
Food Recall for Ready to Eat Sandwiches, Salads, Yogurt, Wraps
FDA says products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria and were distributed along the east coast in several states.
Enoki Mushrooms Recalled Due to Listeria monocytogenes Outbreak
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.
Listeria Outbreak Associated With Deli Meat and Cheese
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.
FDA Investigating Listeria Outbreak Linked to Cheese Products
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.
Frozen Meat Pizzas Recalled Due to Possible Metal Contaminants
Home Run Inn Frozen Foods sausage pizzas have been recalled after consumers reported finding metal in the pizza.
Listeria Update: CDC Warns Against Eating Specific Ice Cream Brand
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.
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