July 14, 2024

New Salmonella Irumu Outbreak on FDA CORE Table

A new Salmonella Irumu outbreak has been added to the FDA's CORE Outbreak Investigation Table, so there are now five active outbreaks on that Table. Three of the outbreaks are unsolved. Salmonella Irumu is an uncommon serotype of this pathogen. It has not been linked to any outbreaks for at least 19 years. There are 26 people sick in that outbreak. The FDA has initiated traceback, but there has been no recall, no inspections, and no samples have been collected or analyzed. The Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak in a not yet identified food has sickened at least 83 people. That number has not changed since the last update was issued. Traceback has been initiated. The outbreak linked to recalled organic bulk cucumbers caused by Salmonella Africana and Salmonella Braenderup has not … [Read more...]

More Illnesses on FDA CORE Outbreak Investigation Table

There are more illnesses on FDA CORE Outbreak Investigation Table, with an unsolved outbreak increasing by 27 cases. There are five outbreaks on the table; two are unsolved. One outbreak, the Salmonella outbreak linked to Infinite Herbs organic fresh basil, has ended with 36 people sick in 14 states. Four people were hospitalized, and two recalls were issued. The unsolved Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak case count increased to 80 from 53 since the last update. The FDA has initiated traceback but has not initiated an inspection, sampling or testing of samples. And the unsolved Listeria monocytogenes outbreak has sickened two people. The FDA has initiated traceback, has inspected a facility, and has collected samples and has had them tested. The Salmonella Africana and … [Read more...]

There Are 48 People Sick in the Diamond Shruumz Outbreak

There are 48 people sick in the Diamond Shruumz outbreak according to the FDA, an increase of nine more patients since the last update on June 26, 2024. Twenty seven of those patients have been hospitalized. And one patient has died, although the government is investigating to see if this death is related to the consumption of the recalled products. The case count by state is: Alabama (1), Arizona (6), California (1), Colorado (1), Florida (1), Georgia (3), Indiana (5), Iowa (3), Kentucky (3), Maryland (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Montana (1), Nevada (1), New Jersey (2), New York (1), North Carolina (3), North Dakota (1), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (1), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (4), South Dakota (1), and Tennessee (2). Forty-six of the 48 people have reported seeking medical … [Read more...]

Diamond Shruumz Contain Muscimol From Amanita Mushrooms

Diamond Shruumz contain muscimol, a chemical found in Amanita mushrooms. Those products, which include chocolate bars, cones, and gummies, have now been recalled. Thirty-nine people are sick after eating these products, and 23 of those patients have been hospitalized. The recalling firm is Prophet Premium Blends of Santa Anna, California. Symptoms suffered by the patients include seizures, agitation, involuntary muscle contractions, loss of consciousness, confusion, sleepiness, nausea and vomiting, abnormal heart rates, high blood pressure, and low blood pressure. According to the National Institutes of Health, muscimol is classified as an acute toxic compound. It is a strong central nervous system depressant, and can cause neurotoxic effects and convulsions. The recall notice … [Read more...]

More Sick Patients on FDA CORE Outbreak Table

There are more sick patients on the FDA CORE Outbreak Table, with a total of six outbreaks currently under investigation. Four of those outbreaks are currently unsolved. For the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that is currently unsolved, the patient case count has increased from 47 to 53. The FDA has imitated traceback in this investigation but has not collected samples or scheduled an inspection of any facility. For the outbreak associated with the consumption of Diamond Shruumz chocolate candy, the case count has increased to 39 sick, with 23 of those patients hospitalized. The FDA has found compounds in the chocolates, but is investigating to see what effect those compounds have on human health. The investigation of the Salmonella Braenderup outbreak that may be linked to … [Read more...]

Diamond Shruumz Chocolate Illnesses Increase to 39

The Diamond Shruumz Chocolate illnesses have increased to 39 sick, with 23 of those patients hospitalized. The patients live in these states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The FDA, America's Poison Centers, and state and local partners, in collaboration with the CDC, are investigating these illnesses. The FDA has been in contact with the company, which has so far refused to initiate a recall. The illnesses are associated with eating Diamond Shruumz brand Chocolate Bars, Cones, and Gummies. The products are Microdosing Chocolate Bars, Infused Cones, and Micro Dose and Macro Dose Gummies. Patients have … [Read more...]

New Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak On FDA CORE Table

A new Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak has been added to the FDA's CORE Outbreak Table, joining four other outbreaks under active investigation. Three of the outbreaks are unsolved. The new Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak has sickened at least 47 people. No food has been linked to this outbreak yet. The FDA has not yet initiated traceback, initiated inspections, or collected samples for testing. The outbreak linked to Diamond Shruumz microdosing chocolates remains unchanged, with 26 people in 16 states ill from an unknown pathogen or toxin. Sixteen of those patients have been hospitalized. No recall has been issued by the company. The Salmonella Braenderup outbreak has sickened at least 185 people. We don't know the states where the patients live, illness onset dates, the … [Read more...]

Diamond Shruumz Chocolate Outbreak Sickens 26, Hospitalizes 16

The Diamond Shruumz chocolate outbreak has now sickened at least 26 people and has hospitalized 16, according to the FDA. That agency, as well as the Centers for Disease Control, America's Poison Centers, and state and local governments, are investigating these illnesses that are associated with eating Diamond Shruumz chocolate bars, cones, and gummies. The case count by state is: Alabama (1), Arizona (6), California (1), Indiana (3), Kentucky (2), Maryland (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Montana (1), Nevada (1), New Jersey (1), New York (1), North Carolina (1), Pennsylvania (1), South Carolina (3), and Tennessee (1). Twenty-five of those patients have sought medical care. This outbreak is growing rapidly; when it was announced 11 days ago, eight people in four states were … [Read more...]

Diamond Shruumz Bars Recall Expands To More Products

The Diamond Shruumz Bars advisory is expanding to include more products. These items are associated with illnesses; the FDA does not know what is causing the illnesses at this time. All flavors of these products are included in this recall. The FDA, CDC, America's Poison Centers, and state and local partners are investigating a series of illnesses associated with eating these products. As of June 10, 2024, consumption of more Diamond-Shruumz brand products have been reported by people who became ill, including Chocolate Bars, Cones, and Gummies. These products were sold nationwide at the retail level. Four more people haves reported illnesses since the last update was issued. On June 7, 2024, the case count was eight. Now it is twelve. Those twelve people live in Alabama (1), … [Read more...]

Illnesses Linked to Diamond Shruumz Microdosing Chocolate Bars

Illnesses are linked to Diamond Shruumz Microdosing Chocolate Bars, according to the FDA. These products are available online and were also sold at smoke and vape shops and at retailers that sell hemp-derived products such as cannabidiol (CBD) or delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC). The full list of retailers is unknown at this time. The FDA recommends that no one should consume these bars. All flavors of Diamond Shruumz Microdosing Chocolate Bars should be avoided. Symptoms that patients are experiencing include seizures; central nervous system depression, including loss of consciousness, sleepiness, and confusion; agitation; abnormal heart rates; hypertension and hypotension; nausea; and vomiting. As of June 7, 2024, eight people are sick. The case count by state is: … [Read more...]

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