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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 <i>Salmonella</i> 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 <i>Salmonella</i> 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 <i>E Coli</i> 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 <i>E coli</i> 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 <i>E coli</i> 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 <i>Listeria monocytogenes</i>
Bacteriocin operates effectively by damaging the cell walls of the target species, inducing cell perforation and blebbing, thus killing the cells.