June 24, 2019

Top 10 Food Poisoning Outbreaks of 2017: Salmonella Outbreak at Bemidji Burger King

The number 8 food poisoning outbreak of 2017 was the Salmonella outbreak associated with two Burger King restaurants in Bemidji, Minnesota. At least 27 people were sickened in this outbreak. Four more probable cases are pending. Both restaurants closed voluntarily on November 30, 2017. Most people got sick in September, but when two more people were diagnosed with Salmonella infections in late November, the restaurants closed. Interventions were put into place after the outbreak was first identified in September. The public was only notified about this outbreak in early December. Officials think that the outbreak is linked to ill employees who were working while sick. This outbreak highlights the issue of restaurant managers letting employees work while they are ill, … [Read more...]

Burger King Salmonella Outbreak in Bemidji, MN Sickens at Least 27 People

A Salmonella outbreak associated with two Burger King restaurants in Bemidji, Minnesota has sickened at least 27 people, according to news reports quoting the Minnesota Department of Health. Those cases have been confirmed in this Burger King Salmonella outbreak, and there are four more pending probable cases. Both of the restaurants voluntarily closed on Thursday, November 30, 2017.  Apparently most of the illnesses were identified in September, but two more people were diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning this week. Doug Schultz of the Minnesota Department of Health told the Bemidji Pioneer, "They may have been sick a couple of weeks or so before then. It takes a while before people get symptoms, and then they're sick enough to go to the doctor, and then we … [Read more...]

Appeeling Fruit Recalls Sliced Apples for Listeria sold at Burger King

Appeeling Fruit of Pennsylvania is recalling sliced apples because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been linked to this recall, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to appear. The apples were sold under the Burger King and Snack Fresh brand names, as well as under the Appeeling label. The recalled apples have best if used by dates of 09/14/15 and 09/21/15. They were shipped to retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and foodservice customers in Florida, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania between August 31 and September 2, 2015. The recalled products sold under the Appeeling Fruit label are 12 ounce packages with fresh green apples slices; the UPC number is 58324 00950 and best if used by … [Read more...]

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