February 7th 2024
The outbreak has seen 2 deaths and 23 hospitalizations across 11 states.
December 18th 2023
The 2 recalls were performed due to concerns about salmonella in the former and lead in the latter.
December 6th 2023
The Manischewitz corporation issued the voluntary effort on some limited units of their dark chocolate coins and should be considered for people who have a milk allergy or are severely sensitive to it.
November 14th 2023
We’ve compiled a list of key food safety tips that you need to know in order to have a safe, bacteria-free holiday.
September 20th 2023
The company’s well-known Singles cheese brand is the focus of the recall.
CDC: Reoccurring Strain of E coli is Source of Foodborne Illness
The Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain is linked to leafy greens–associated outbreaks over a multi-year period.
Food Safety Roundup
From baby formula to ground beef to Trader Joe’s tamales, here are some recent foods to be aware of for recalls and warnings.
Infectious Disease News Briefs: August 22, 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.
CDC: Foodborne Illnesses See Increase in 2022
As the summer celebrations get underway, food safety remains vital to everyone.
From Lettuce Recalls to New Moderna Vaccines: This Week’s Top 5 Stories
Catch up with this week's 5 most-read infectious disease stories.
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.
Frozen Fruit Recall Out of Abundance of Caution for Concerns of Hepatitis A
It affects strawberry products that were sold at Costco and Trader Joe’s.
FDA Warns Against British Columbian Raw Oysters Due to Possible Norovirus Contamination
The federal agency is advising restaurants, retailers, and consumers against consuming raw oysters from this Canadian province.
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.
USDA Issues Public Health Alert for HelloFresh Ground Beef
The brand’s specific meat product may contain E coli O157:H7.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Imported Tahini Recalled, Linked with Multistate Salmonella Outbreak
The FDA has announced that tahini imported from Israel is the likely source of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Concord.
Ready-To-Eat Pork Products Are Suspected Source of Listeria Monocytogenes Outbreak
Health officials are investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in 4 states with a suspected link to ready-to-eat pork products.
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