June 20, 2018

Iowa Added to States Where Recalled Melon Linked to Salmonella Outbreak Was Sold, Joining GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NC, and OH; Lawsuits Filed

Iowa was added to the states where recalled precut melon linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak was sold, according to an update posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Tuesday. That means the melon was sold in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio. The Salmonella Adelaide outbreak linked to that product has sickened at least 60 people in five states. The case count is: Michigan (32), Illinois (6), Indiana (11), Missouri (10), and Ohio (1). Epidemiologic and preliminary traceback evidence shows that the pre-cut melon that was supplied by Caito Foods of Indianapolis, Indiana is a likely source of this outbreak. Most of the ill persons said they ate pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or a fruit salad mix made … [Read more...]

Michigan Hard Hit in Precut Melon Salmonella Outbreak; Lawsuits Filed

Michigan has been hit hard in the Salmonella Adelaide outbreak that is linked to precut melon products. The melons were sold at  produced by Caito Foods of Indiana and were sold at Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon stories in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio. Of the 60 patients identified so far in this outbreak, 32 live in Michigan. We don't know why there are so many outbreak patients in that state. Other patients inn this outbreak live in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. It's possible that this outbreak will grow, since it takes a few weeks from the time that a person gets sick, until they see a doctor, are tested, and those test results are reported … [Read more...]

Lawyers Retained for Melon Salmonella Lawsuit For Woman Who Purchased Melons at Walmart

Pritzker Hageman lawyers have been retained for a Salmonella lawsuit against Walmart. A 73-year-old woman from Ohio allegedly contracted salmonellosis in May 2018 after eating precut melons purchased from a Walmart store in Findlay, Ohio. Melons and salads containing melons produced by Caito Foods have been recalled in Michigan, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio. Outbreak patients live in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Missouri. Their client needed surgery after she developed an abdominal aortic aneurism. She was hospitalized for days and is recovering in a nursing home. The Salmonella lawsuit will be filed today or tomorrow. She is allegedly part of a multistate Salmonella Adelaide outbreak that is associated with those products that were … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Precut Melons; Attorney Explains How the Fruit Gets Contaminated

A multistate Salmonella Adelaide outbreak linked to precut melons has sickened at least 60 people. The precut melons were sold in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio at Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon locations.   The case count by state is: Illinois (6), Indiana (11), Michigan (32), Missouri (10), and Ohio (1). Out of 47 people who have been interviewed by public health officials, 31, or 66%, have been hospitalized. But how does this type of food become contaminated in the first place? Fruit isn't a typical source of pathogenic bacteria like ground beef or chicken. Where does the bacteria come from? Foodborne illness from fresh fruit is caused by … [Read more...]

Frozen Ravioli Recalled for Lack of Inspection

Venda Ravioli of Providence, Rhode Island, is recalling about 672 pounds of frozen meat ravioli because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions associated with this issue to date. The products were produced and packaged on dates ranging from February 22, 2018 through June 7, 2018. The recalled products include: 16 ounce sealed trays of “VENDA RAVIOLI, PASTA FRESCA, COSTANTINO’S, MEAT RAVIOLI,” and a lot code and case code of 05318, 05418, 05518, 05618, 05718, 05818, and 05918; 16 ounce sealed trays of “VENDA RAVIOLI, PASTA FRESCA, COSTANTINO’S, Italian Sausage Ravioli;" 16 ounce sealed trays of “VENDA RAVIOLI, PASTA FRESCA, COSTANTINO’S, Prosciutto & Provolone Ravioli,” and a lot code and case … [Read more...]

CDC Weighs In on Salmonella Adelaide Outbreak Linked to Pre-Cut Melon; Lawyer Gives Advice

The CDC is weighing in on the Salmonella Adelaide outbreak linked to precut melon sold at Walmart, Kroger, Jay C, and Payless stores in the Midwest. There are 60 people sick in this outbreak. Thirty-one people have been hospitalized, which is a very high percentage.   On June 8, 2018, Caito Foods recalled fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh cut fruit medley products that were produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. These products were distributed to Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio.  You can see the brand names, stores where the products were sold, package sizes, UPC numbers, and best by dates at the FDA site. The recalled fruit was sold in clear, plastic clamshell containers … [Read more...]

Cyclospora Outbreak in Minnesota, Wisconsin Linked to Kwik Trip Del Monte Veggie Trays

A cyclospora outbreak in Minnesota and Wisconsin is linked to Del Monte Vegetable Trays that are sold at Kwik Trip stores in the two states. The Wisconsin Department of Health services has released a bulletin about this outbreak. Eleven people in Wisconsin and three people in Minnesota are sick. They reported purchasing a vegetable tray from a Kwik Trip location before they got sick. The trays contained broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip. They may have also been available at other locations. Consumers should not eat these products: Del Monte Vegetable Tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip) in 6 ounce packages, and Del Monte Vegetable Tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip) in 12 ounce packages. Kwok Trip is cooperating with … [Read more...]

Two Brands of Pea Shoots Recalled for Possible Listeria in Canada

Two brands of pea shoots are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in Canada. No illnesses have been associated with either of these recalled foods to date. The first recall is for Golden Pearl Mushrooms, recalling GPM brand Pea Shoots. The recalled products are Sweet Pea Shoots in 230 gram packages, with code 11421 and UPC number 6 84469 00008 7; Pea Shoots in 100 gram packages with code 11421 and UPC number 6 84469 00012 4; and Pea Shoots in 455 gram packages, with code 11421 and UPC number 6 84469 00018 6. They were sold in Alberta and British Columbia. The second recall is for Evergreen Herbs brand Pea Shoots. The recalled product is Pea Shoots in 100 gram packages. The UPC number is 6 25280 50159 9 and they were purchased from May 22, 2018 up to and … [Read more...]

Three Products Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Three products have been recalled for undeclared milk, one of the major food allergens.. There have been reports of allergic reactions received. The first recall is for Meijer Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips in 9.5 ounce packages. They were sold in Meijer stores in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin from April 20, 2018 until May 29, 2018. The product has the UPC number 719283594365. Sell by dates on the packages are between 7/16/18 and 8/13/18. This issue was discovered when the family of a consumer who suffered an allergic reaction reported the incident to Meijer. The company found that a product containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. The second recall is for SDQ Trading Cheese Biscuits. This product was … [Read more...]

No Name Brand Chicken Burgers Recalled in Canada For Possible Salmonella

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling some no name brand Chicken Burgers because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of human illness associated with this product. This recall was triggered by findings from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency during investigating into a foodborne illness outbreak. In that outbreak, 59 people in 8 provinces are sick with the outbreak strain of Salmonella. Based on the findings to date, frozen raw breaded chicken products are identified as the source of the illnesses. Several of the patients sickened in this outbreak reported having eaten No Name brand Chicken Burgers. That product, with a best before date of February 6, 2019, tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis. The … [Read more...]

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