June 20, 2024

More Cantaloupe Recalled in Canada in Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

More cantaloupe recalled in Canada in the deadly Salmonella outbreak that has sickened people in that country and in the United States. At least 230 people are sick in the United States, and 129 are sick in Canada. Five people in Canada have died, and three people who lived in Minnesota and Oregon in the United States have died. Many recalls have been issued for Malichita and Rudy cantaloupes in both countries. Some people may have frozen the fruit for later use, which may explain why the outbreak continues to grow even though the fruit is no longer available for purchase in stores. This new recall is for cantaloupe and products made with cantaloupe that were sold at Loblaw banner stores in Canada. You can see the long list of recalled products at the Canadian Food Inspection … [Read more...]

Minnesota Wisconsin Illinois Hardest Hit by Cantaloupe Outbreak

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas, Missouri, and Arizona are the states that are the hardest hit in the deadly cantaloupe Salmonella outbreak. Minnesota has the most cases with 20, and two deaths. Wisconsin is next with 18 patients, Texas has 16, Arizona 15, Missouri has 14 patients, and Illinois has 11. In all, there are at least 230 people sick in 38 states. Ninety-six people have been hospitalized, and there are three deaths reported: Two in Minnesota, and one in Oregon. The case count by state is: Alaska (1), Arkansas (1), Arizona (15), California (8), Colorado (8), Georgia (3), Iowa (5), Illinois (11), Indiana (5), Kansas (2), Kentucky (7), Massachusetts (1), Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota (20), Missouri (14), Mississippi (1), Montana (2), North Carolina (4), … [Read more...]

Cantaloupe Salmonella Cases Almost Double to 230 Sick

Cantaloupe Salmonella cases have almost doubled, according to the CDC, to 230 sick, an increase of 113 new cases since the last update was issued on November 30, 2023. One new death has been reported, 96 people are hospitalized, and there are four new states in the case count total. The case count by state is: Alaska (1), Arkansas (1), Arizona (15), California (8), Colorado (8), Georgia (3), Iowa (5), Illinois (11), Indiana (5), Kansas (2), Kentucky (7), Massachusetts (1), Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota (20), Missouri (14), Mississippi (1), Montana (2), North Carolina (4), Nebraska (7), New Jersey (3), New Mexico (2), Nevada (5), New York (7), Ohio (8), Oklahoma (3), Oregon (5), Pennsylvania (5), Rhode Island (1), South Carolina (6), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (5), Texas … [Read more...]

Hope Church International Salmonella Outbreak, Seattle Sickens 7

A Hope International Church Salmonella outbreak in Seattle has sickened at least seven people, according to the King County Health Department. Those sickened allegedly ate homemade dishes served at a church potluck. The church is located at 355 North 104th Street in Seattle, Washington. Seven people from five different households reported getting sick after eating at a potluck at the Hope Church International venue on November 12, 2023. The patient age range is from four to 63. Illness onset dates range from November 12, 2023 to November 13, 2023. One person has been hospitalized. All seven people have experienced symptoms that are consistent with salmonellosis, including fever, nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, and bloody stools. The strain of Salmonella was not identified in … [Read more...]

New Listeria Monocytogenes Outbreak on FDA CORE Table

A new Listeria monocytogenes outbreak has been added to the FDA CORE Outbreak Investigation Table. It joins six other outbreaks, some that have been solved, and some not. The new outbreak has sickened at least three people. No food has been identified in this outbreak. And the FDA has not issued a recall, initiated traceback, inspected any facilities, or collected samples for testing. The unsolved Salmonella Newport outbreak has added a new strain: Salmonella Oranienburg. In that outbreak, at least 43 people are sick, an increase of one more patient since the last update. The FDA has initiated traceback and has collected samples for testing. The deadly Salmonella Sundsvall and Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak linked to recalled Malichita and Rudy cantaloupes has sickened at … [Read more...]

GHGA Updates Recall of Cut Cantaloupe For Possible Salmonella

GHGA is updating their recall of cut cantaloupe products to include product photos and to remove Florida from the Sprouts stores and to remove Alabama. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these specific items as of November 29, 2023. The recalling firm is GHGA of Conley, Georgia. The whole fruits that were used to make these products are linked to a deadly Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 117 people in 34 states. You can see pictures of the recalled products at the FDA web site. All GHGA fresh cut fruit products associated with the recalled Trufresh cantaloupe have expired. But some people may have frozen these products. If you did, do not eat them. The cut fruit products were distributed to Kroger stores … [Read more...]

TGD Cuts Recalls Cantaloupe Products For Possible Salmonella

TGD Cuts is recalling cantaloupe products, including cubed cantaloupe, fruit cups, and trays, for possible Salmonella contamination in the wake of the Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 117 people in 34 states. No illnesses have been reported to the company in connection with these specific products. The recalling firm is TGD Cuts. The recalled products were sold at the retail level and were also sold to food service locations in these states: Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and South Carolina, and in Washington D.C. The use by dates for these items range from November 2, 2023 to November 24, 2023. This recall was triggered by the expanded recall of fresh whole cantaloupes by Trufresh on November 28, 2023. Those fruits … [Read more...]

Market Cuts Cantaloupe Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Market Cuts cantaloupe is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. This recall notice was published on the FDA's Enforcement Reports page, so there is no mention whether or not any illnesses have been reported to date. The recalling firm is Market Cuts of Chicago, Illinois. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the package size, UPC numbers, and best before dates at the linked site. The best before dates ended on November 9, 2023, but some people may have frozen these products and they could still be consumed. The recalled products were sold in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin at the retail level. They include Little Salad Bar Cantaloupe Chunks in one pound clamshell packages and five pound trays, Market Cuts Pineapple Spears and … [Read more...]

FDA Updates Deadly Salmonella Sundsvall Cantaloupe Outbreak

The FDA has updated their investigation into the deadly Salmonella Sundsvall cantaloupe outbreak that has sickened at least 117 people in 34 states and killed two people who lived in Minnesota. Sixty-one people have been hospitalized because they are so ill. The case count by state is: Alaska (1), Arkansas (1), Arizona (7), California (1), Colorado (3), Georgia (3), Iowa (5), Illinois (6), Indiana (2), Kansas (1), Kentucky (5), Massachusetts (1), Maryland (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (14), Missouri (9), Mississippi (1), North Carolina (2), Nebraska (4), New Jersey (3), Nevada (2), New York (2), Ohio (8), Oklahoma (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (1), Rhode Island (1), South Carolina (3),Tennessee (4), Texas (5), Utah (3), Virginia (2), Washington (1), and Wisconsin (10). But the … [Read more...]

Deadly Minnesota Cantaloupe Outbreak Sickens 15 With 2 Deaths

The deadly Minnesota cantaloupe outbreak has sickened at least 15 people in that state with eight hospitalizations, and two people are dead. These illnesses and deaths are linked to recalled Malichita cantaloupes produced by Sofia Produce, doing business as Trufresh, that were imported from Mexico. The larger multistate Salmonella Sundsvall and Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak has sickened at least 117 people in 34 states. The people who sadly died in Minnesota lived in the Twin Cities area and in central Minnesota. Illness onset dates range from October 25 to November 11, 2023. We do not know where these patients bought the cantaloupe, or where they ate it. We do know that some patients in the nationwide outbreak lived in long term care centers, and that some children were served … [Read more...]

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