September 24, 2021

Ready Pac Salads Recalled For Undeclared Anchovies

Ready Pac salads are being recalled because they contain anchovies, or fin fish, that are not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to anchovies could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been received by the company to date. About 222,915 pounds of ready-to-eat salads that contain meat and poultry are included in this recall. The recalling firm is Ready Pac Foods Inc of Swedesboro, New Jersey and Jackson, Georgia. You can see the long list of recalled products at the USDA web site along with the package size, package type, establishment number, lot code, and use by date. You can also see pictures of product labels at the site. The assembled salads were produced from August 27, 2021 through September 19,2021. … [Read more...]

Georgetown Outbreak Has Increased to 62 Sick Students and Residents

The Georgetown outbreak has increased to 62 sick on the Main Campus, including students and "community members." That is an increase of 20 more patients since the last update on Thursday, September 23, 2021. We don't know the official patient age range in this outbreak, but college age students are in their late teens to early or mid 20s. Staff members are included in this outbreak. Health officials have seen a "marked decrease" in case numbers over the past two days, according to the update from the administration. The university is still coordinating with DC Health to investigate the source of these illnesses. Officials have still not identified a common food source among those who have been sick, which includes students and staff living both on- and off-campus. Georgetown … [Read more...]

Cilantro May Be the Source in Mystery Multistate Salmonella Outbreak

Cilantro may be the source in the mystery multistate Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak, according to a dendrogram on the National Center for Biotechnology Information site, part of the National Institutes of Health. According to that information, cilantro has tested positive for Salmonella Oranienburg, the bacteria that has caused this outbreak. Cilantro has been linked to many food poisoning outbreaks in the past. It is a herb that is commonly used in Tex-Mex cooking. And 43% of the cases in this outbreak are in Texas and Oklahoma. In 2015, cilantro was linked to a huge cyclospora outbreak that sickened at least 218 people in Texas and Wisconsin. And in 2014, another cyclospora outbreak was linked to fresh cilantro. The same thing happened in 2013. Going further back, in 2008, … [Read more...]

Valley Milk Raw Cow’s Milk Recalled For Possible Campylobacter Contamination

Valley Milk raw cow's milk is being recalled for possible Campylobacter contamination, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The milk is subject to a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones. The farm is located in Stanislaus County, California. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. Lab confirmed detection of Campylobacter jejuni in the farm's packaged raw whole cow's milk triggered the recall. The California Department of Food and Agriculture conducted the test. Raw milk has not been pasteurized to destroy bacteria that can cause illness. The recalled product is Valley Milk raw cow's milk that is distributed in one gallon (128 ounce) and … [Read more...]

Mystery Salmonella Outbreak Expands to 279 Sick and 26 Hospitalized

The mystery Salmonella outbreak has suddenly expanded to 279 sick and 26 hospitalized in 29 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That's an increase of 152 new patients and eight new hospitalizations in just the last four days, with four more states added to the total. The pathogen is Salmonella Oranienburg. The government still does not know what food has caused this massive outbreak. And since Salmonella illnesses are very underreported, with a multiplier used by epidemiologists of 29, there could be more than 8,000 people sick in just this particular outbreak. The patient case count by state is: Arkansas (7), California (5), Connecticut (5), Florida (2), Illinois (28), Indiana (1), Iowa (1), Kansas (6), Maryland (9), Massachusetts (10), … [Read more...]

Gastrointestinal Outbreak at Georgetown University in D.C.

A gastrointestinal outbreak at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. has sickened about a dozen students on the University's main campus, according to an update from the administration. Since early afternoon on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, individuals have symptoms including severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Those symptoms are consistent with several pathogens that cause food poisoning, including Salmonella, E. coli, Campylobacter, norovirus, and Clostridium perfringens. The students are being treated and are receiving support and are recovering. The updates were sent to the Georgetown community via email from Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS, FAAFP, Professor of Family Medicine, Vice President and Chief Public Health Officer. The school is coordinating with DC … [Read more...]

Avanti Shrimp Salmonella Weltevreden Outbreak Ends With Six Ill

The Avanti shrimp Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak has ended after sickening nine people in four states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This investigation was closed on July 21, 2021, but reopened on August 13, 2021 when more illnesses were detected on PulseNet, the national database for pathogen isolates. The case count by state is: Arizona (2), Michigan (2), Nevada (4), and Rhode Island (1). Patient illness onset dates range from February 26. 2021 to July 17, 2021. The patient age range is from 30 to 80 years. Of six people who gave information to investigators, three have been hospitalized, for a rate of 50%, more than double the typical Salmonella outbreak hospitalization rate. State and local public health officials interviewed people about … [Read more...]

Silver Maple Cooked Diced Chicken Recalled For Possible Listeria

Silver Maple Cooked Diced Chicken is being recalled in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This is an update of the recall issued on September 10, 2021 for Erie Meat frozen fully cooked diced chicken. No illnesses have been reported to the government or the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling company is Erie Meat Products Ltd. The chicken was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan at the hotel/restaurant/institutional level. That means it was likely served in restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes. The recalled product is Silver Maple Frozen All White Meat Fully Cooked Diced Chicken that is packaged in 4.54 kilogram packages (2 x 2.27 kilogram). The UPC number … [Read more...]

Green Field Farms Chocolate Milk Recalled For Improper Pasteurization

Green Field Farms Chocolate Milk has been recalled for improper pasteurization. Pasteurization is a heat treatment process used on milk to kill pathogens that make it safe to consume. No illnesses have been reported to the company or the government to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling company is Green Field Farms of Fredericksburg, Ohio. The recalled product is Green Field Farms Chocolate Milk with a code date of 09/29/21. The product is whole milk. The dairy says that 1,242 units of the milk were distributed in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington D.C, from September 7 through September 16, 2021. The quality issue is isolated to Whole Chocolate Milk with an expiration date of … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak Fratelli Beretta Antipasto Distribution List Released

The distribution list for the Salmonella outbreak Fratelli Beretta antipasto trays has been released by the USDA. The outbreak has sickened at least 36 people in 17 states and has hospitalized 12. Fratelli Beretta antipasto trays were recalled on August 27, 2021, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Infantis outbreak linked to Italian-style meats on August 21, 2021. The recalled product is Fratelli Beretta brand prepackaged Uncured Antipasto trays. On August 31, 2021, the CDC warned consumers not to eat any of that product with a best by date on or before February 11, 2022. The antipasto trays contain prosciutto, soppressata, Milano Salami, and coppa. The product consists of two 12-ounce trays packaged … [Read more...]

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