March 22, 2018

Fareway Chicken Salad Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak Cases Increase to 170 Sick

The Fareway chicken salad Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak has more than doubled, according to a new update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now another 105 people in 6 states are sick. That means that at least 170 people are sick in this outbreak as of March 6, 2018. The update says that the newly ill persons likely bought the contaminated Fareway chicken salad before it was recalled. The most recent illness began on February 18, 2018. Two more states have been added to the outbreak: Indiana, with one ill person, and South Dakota, with two ill persons. The case count by state is: Illinois (9), Indiana (1), Iowa (149), Minnesota (3), Nebraska (5), South Dakota (2), and Texas (1). Illness onset dates range from January 8, 2018 to February 18, 2018. The patient … [Read more...]

Organic Mushroom Soup Recalled in Canada for Possible Botulism

Organic Mushroom Soup sold at the Belleville Farmer's Market in Ontario, Canada is being recalled for possible botulism contamination. The soup is homemade. The soup was made in such a way that may permit the growth of the Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which produces the toxin. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. Government officials are conducting an investigation that may lead to the recall of other products. The recalled product is Organic Mushroom Soup with no brand name. It was sold in 1 liter containers. There are no codes on the product, and there is no UPC number. If you have this recalled product in your home, do not eat it, even if you are going to reheat it … [Read more...]

The Maiden’s Creamery Raw Goat Milk Cheese May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes Bacteria

Consumers are being warned that raw goat milk cheese made by the Maiden's Creamery in New York may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets released a statement about this issue. The dairy is located at 1277 Copes Corner Road in South New Berlin in South Berlin in Chenango County, New York. The cheese tasted positive for the pathogenic bacteria during routine sampling conducted at the Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services on February 20, 2018. The dairy was notified about the positive result on February 23, 2018, and the product was recalled voluntarily. Then on March 2, 2018, the test results were confirmed. The recalled cheese is packaged in different sized sealed flexible plastic packaging. The plant … [Read more...]

CDC Updates Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kratom Products

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have updated the Salmonella I 4,[5],12:b:- outbreak linked to Kratom products. The case count now stands at 40 sickened, with 14 hospitalized. That is an increase of 12 patients since the last update on February 20, 2018. Seven more states have reported ill people: Delaware (1), Georgia (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Virginia (1), Washington (1) and Wisconsin (1). And the outbreak strain of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:b:- was found in two samples of leftover kratom powder collected from ill persons in North Dakota and Utah. The CDC recommends that people not consume kratom in any form. Kratom is also known as Thank, Kakuam, Thom, Ketom, and Biak. It is a plant consumed for its stimulant effects and as an opioid substitute. But … [Read more...]

Burrito Delight Salmonella Outbreak Numbers Updated by Weld County, CO

The case count for the Burrito Delight Salmonella outbreak in Weld County, Colorado has been updated by government officials. As of March 1, 2018, there are 35 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella linked to that restaurant. The press release states that "The source of the outbreak is the Burrito Delight restaurant, which has voluntarily closed both of its locations in Fort Lupton and Dacono." Officials are still investigating the outbreak. Employees are being tested for illness, and lab results from food samples have not yet been received. Officials are centering their investigation around possible food sources. The case count by county is: Weld (27), Larimer (3), Boulder (3), Morgan (1), and Adams (1). There is no word on whether or not any of these patients have been … [Read more...]

Possible Food Poisoning Outbreak at We Are Outdoors in Moline, Ohio

According to several news reports, a possible food poisoning outbreak is being investigated by the Wood County Health District in northwest Ohio. About twenty-four people have called the District since Tuesday, February 27, 2018, saying they are suffering from diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. All of the patients attended an event on Saturday, February 24, 2018 for a group called We Are Outdoors at the Glass City Boardwalk in Moline. Epidemiologist Connor Rittwage told The Blade, "At this point in the investigation, it’s too early to know what may have caused this outbreak. We’re doing everything we can to identify the cause. Possibilities include a food or beverage item or an ill food handler, organizer or guest." If you attended the event, please complete an online survey to help … [Read more...]

Burrito Delight Salmonella Outbreak in Colorado Grows to 21 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak in Weld County, Colorado linked to Burrito Delight restaurants has grown to include 21 patients. All of those cases are laboratory-confirmed. The press release from the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment states that "the number of probable cases continues to rise." The case cont by county is: Weld (14), Larimar (3), Bolder (1), Morgan (1) and Adams (1). The case count by event is: Aims College Event on February 6, 2018 (3), Aims College Event on February 12 (9), Restaurant dine-in at the Fort Lupton Location (5), and Takeout to place of employment (4). Four people have been hospitalized in this outbreak because their illness is so severe. Salmonella patients are usually hospitalized because they develop sepsis, which is a blood … [Read more...]

Salmonella Lawyers File 3rd Lawsuit in Fareway/Triple T Chicken Salad Outbreak

Salmonella lawyers Ryan Osterholm and Lindsay Lien Rinholen have filed a third lawsuit in the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that is linked to Fareway/Triple T chicken salad. The producer of the salad, Triple T Specialty Meats, sold the salad to Fareway grocery stores in the Midwest. Fareway repackaged it and sold it at the deli counters in their 118 stores. The lawsuit, case number LACV079697, was filed on February 22, 2018, in Iowa District Court in Johnson County. Their client is a woman who purchased the salad from the Fareway store at 615 Westwood Drive in North Liberty, Iowa on February 3, 2018. On February 8, she began feeling sick with the typical symptoms of a Salmonella infection, concluding fever, diarrhea, a loss of appetite, nausea, and stomach pain. She was … [Read more...]

Ten Sick with Salmonella Food Poisoning Linked to Burrito Delight Catered Events at Aims Community College in Colorado

Weld County Public Health officials held a press conference on February 22, 2018, informing the public about a Salmonella outbreak that is tied to Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado. At least 10 people are sick in that outbreak, after attending two events catered by Burrito Delight. That is an increase of two patients since the outbreak was announced February 22, 2018. Officials have not updated their initial press release since yesterday. Food for those events was provided by Burrito Delight, at one of the restaurant's locations, and at an outside event on February 9 and February 13, 2018. Seven of the patients live in Weld County, two live in Larimer, and one lives in Boulder County. The events were apparently for employee training, not for students. Officials think … [Read more...]

Two People in South Dakota, One in Nebraska, and One in Minnesota Sickened in Fareway Chicken Salad Salmonella Outbreak

The large Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to Fareway chicken salad has sickened more than 100 people in Iowa. But there are also ill persons in other states. That chicken salad, made by Triple T Specialty Meats, has now been recalled. One person in Nebraska has been sickened, according to Leah Bucco-White, Public Information Officer of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. That person was hospitalized  because their illness was so serious. And two people in South Dakota are being investigated, according to Derrick Haskins, Communication Director of the South Dakota Department of Health; they may be associated with this outbreak. One of those people was hospitalized. And one person in Minnesota, living in Martin county, has been confirmed ill with Salmonella … [Read more...]

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