October 8, 2015

Possible Shigella Outbreak at Kansas City MO School Sickens Children

Shigella Bacteria

The Kansas City Missouri Health Department is issuing an alert about the number of reported Shigella cases in that area. This illness is an infectious diarrheal disease caused by the Shigella bacteria. There are usually only about 10 cases of Shigella every year in that city, but since January 1, 2015, there have been more than 190 cases reported to public health officials. That is up from 143 cases reported in late September. And about 60 students at Faxon Elementary School have become ill and may have the illness. The symptoms the children are experiencing are similar to Shigella poisoning. There are actually three different strains in this particular outbreak, making the illness difficult to treat. Shigella bacteria are found in the feces of humans and other primates. The illness, … [Read more...]

Calperf Recalls Marinated Cubed Chicken for Undeclared Milk

Green Meadows Marinated Chicken Recall

Calperf, operating under Creative Foods of California, is recalling 216 pounds of a chicken product because it was misbranded and contains an undeclared allergen. The marinated skinless chicken item contains yogurt derived from milk, which is not declared on the label. Yogurt is declared on the front label, but the product is missing an ingredient list identifying milk. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been received to date. The recalled product is 2-pound sealed trays of "Green Meadows Premium Meat Cuts Marinated Skinless Chicken Bone-In Cubed Chicken in 23% Yogurt-Curry Marinade". The use-by date/case code date is September 30, 2015. The product was shipped to retailers in the San Francisco, California Bay Area. It has the establishment number "P-6052" inside the USDA … [Read more...]

Trader Joe’s Coconut Cranberry Granola Recalled for Allergens

Trader Joe's Coconut Cranberry Granola Recall

New England Natural Bakers is voluntarily recalling Trader Joe's Coconut Cranberry Granola because it contains undeclared milk, wheat, and tree nuts (pecans). Anyone allergic to those ingredients could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. One allergic reaction has been reported. Pecan Praline Granola, containing milk, wheat, and pecans, was packaged into the Coconut Cranberry Granola box. This product was sold in Trader Joe's stores in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Vermont and Washington D.C. The recalled product is Trader Joe's Coconut Cranberry Granola sold in a 16 ounce box with "Best By" date 08/19/16 … [Read more...]

Frozen Beef Stuffed Leaves, Pork Pot Stickers Recalled

Royal Foods Frozen Products Recall

Royal Frozen Food of California is recalling 230 pounds of frozen beef and pork products that were not produced under a fully implemented Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan. Some of these products are also missing the USDA mark of inspection and may also contain egg, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been received to date. The products were made between September 1, 2014 and September 29, 2015. They include 17 ounce plastic tray packages with code 607238300447 and containing 10 pieces of "Precooked Stuffed Grape Leaves with Beef and Rice." Also recalled is 20 ounce plastic tray packages with code 607238300454, containing 8 pieces of "Precooked Stuffed Cabbage Leaves with Beef and … [Read more...]

Snack Out Loud Bean Snacks Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Snack Out Loud Bean Snack Recall

Snack Out Loud Foods™ is recalling 56 cases of Sea Salt Crunchy Bean Snacks because they contain undeclared milk, one of the major food allergens. Another product made with Ranch flavoring may have been packaged in the Sea Salt package, which does not list milk as an allergen. People who are allergic to milk or lactose intolerant may have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is Snack Out Loud Sea Salt Crunchy Bean Snacks in 1.2 ounce packages. The lot number is 63361, the UPC number is 760055900037, and the expiration date is 7/9/16. The product is sold in a small, single-serving bag. They were distributed to Colorado and California. If you purchased this product and are allergic to milk or are … [Read more...]

One Child Dies, Another Sick in Maine E. coli Oxford County Fair Outbreak

Teddy bear

A child has died and another is seriously ill in an E. coli outbreak that may be associated with the Oxford county fair in Maine. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating this outbreak along with officials from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and state veterinarians. Both children attended the fair last month. Public health officials are investigating the fair and taking samples from animal exhibits and other venus. Little Colton Guay died after developing hemolytic uremic syndrome a week after attending the fair according to the Boston Globe. HUS is a serious complication of an E. coli infection that attacks the kidneys and can cause strokes, seizures, and kidney failure. The 21-month-old was in his stroller when the family visited … [Read more...]

Fourth Person Dies in Cucumber Salmonella Outbreak

Salmonella in cucumbers at Red Lobster

A fourth person has died in the Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers distributed nationwide by Andrew & Williamson. The fatalities were reported from Oklahoma, Arizona, California, and Texas. There are now 732 people in 35 states who have been sickened, 150 of them have been hospitalized. That 28 percent hospitalization rate is higher than the average 20 percent. That could be because 50 percent of the case patients are children under 18, an age group that is at high risk for food poisoning and for serious complications of foodborne infections. If you ate cucumbers and have suffered the symptoms of a Salmonella infection, see your doctor.  Treatment can help alleviate symptoms nad clear the infection. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Poona is not resistant to antibiotics. … [Read more...]

Recalled Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios Sicken 125


At least 125 people became sick after eating Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios that contained gluten but were labeled as gluten free, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Most of those sickened reported gastro-intestinal problems. The products are safe to eat for anyone who is not gluten intolerant, does not have celiac disease, or is not allergic to wheat. Minneapolis-based General Mills issued a recall for 1.8 million boxes of the cereals on October 5 after discovering the problem. Other varieties of Cheerios are not affected. "We recognize the importance of this issue to people with celiac disease, wheat allergy, and gluten sensitivity, and we will continue to provide updates and advice as needed," the FDA said in statement. After receiving reports of illness, … [Read more...]

Deadly Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Cucumbers Grows to 732

Salmonella Poona Cucumber Outbreak 10615

The Salmonella Poona outbreak linked to cucumbers imported by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce has grown to 732 sick persons, with four dead. One person has died in Oklahoma, adding to the death toll of one person each in Arizona, California, and Texas. Maryland was added to the states included in the outbreak, bringing the total number of states involved to 35. One hundred fifty ill people have been hospitalized, which is a rate of 28%, higher than the typical 20% hospitalization rate in these outbreaks. The case count by state is: Alabama (1), Alaska (14), Arizona (114), Arkansas (11), California (192), Colorado (18), Hawaii (1), Idaho (24), Illinois (9), Indiana (3), Iowa (6), Kansas (2), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (5), Maryland (1), Minnesota (37), Missouri (11), Montana (14), … [Read more...]

As Salmonella Outbreak Grows, Aspen Foods Recalls More Breaded Chicken


Chicken Kiev, Chicken and Broccoli and Chicken Cordon Bleu are being recalled by Aspen Foods of Chicago after more Salmonella illnesses were linked to the products. The recall follows one issued July 15 after a Salmonella outbreak linked to the products, which has now sickened five people, was first announced.   The recalled products have the establishment number “P-1358” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were produced between August 25, 2015 and September 17, 2015 with “best if used by” dates of August 23, 2016 to December 15, 2016. They were sold under a variety of brand names including Acclaim, Antioch Farms, Buckley Farms, Centrella Signature, Chestnut Farms, Family Favorites, Kirkwood, Koch Foods, Market Day, Oven Cravers, Rose, Rosebud Farm, Roundy’s, Safeway … [Read more...]

Report Your Food Poisoning Case
[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

Home About Site Map Contact Us Sponsored by PritzkerOlsen, P.A. Law Firm