June 17, 2024

Cyclospora and Salmonella Outbreaks Increase; Remain Mysteries

There are now seven active outbreak investigations on the FDA's CORE Outbreak Investigation Table. Of those outbreaks, only one is solved. The others, including three cyclospora outbreaks, one Salmonella outbreak, one E. coli O26 outbreak, and one E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, remain unsolved. For the first cyclospora outbreak, the case count has increased to 47 sick, up from 39 in the last update. Traceback has been initiated, and samples have been collected and are being analyzed. In the second cyclospora outbreak, the case count has increased from 121 sick to 140. In that investigation, traceback has started and samples have been collected and analyzed. In the third cyclospora outbreak, the case count has increased by one more patient, from 68 to 69. Traceback has started, an … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert For Kroger Ground Beef For E. coli O26

A public health alert for Kroger ground beef and other brands of ground beef has been issued by the USDA because the product may be contaminated with E. coli O26. A recall was not requested beaus the government thinks that these products are no longer available for consumers to purchase. The problem was discovered when a consumer submitted a retail package of ground beef that was produced by Empire Packing to a third-party lab for analysis. The consumer allegedly got sick but did not get tested for E. coli. The laboratory confirmed that the ground beef sample was positive for E. coli O26. These ground beef items were produced on December 16 and 17, 2021. You can see pictures of product labels at the USDA web site. They include: 1 pound foam trays containing “ALL NATURAL … [Read more...]

Expired Fresh Express Caesar Salad Recalled For Possible E. coli O26

Expired Fresh Express Caesar Salad Kits are being recalled for possible E. coli O26 contamination. The recall is for product that is eight days past its use by date. Some of this product may still be in consumers' homes, although that is unlikely. This salad kit was sold mostly in western and southwestern U.S. states. The "possible distribution" includes these states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. This recall is not posted on the USDA or FDA web sites, but was released by the company. The recalled product is a "limited number" of cases of expired 10.5 ounce packages of Fresh Express Kit Caesar Supreme. The use by date printed on the package is November 8, 2020. The … [Read more...]

King Arthur Flour E. coli O26 Recall Updated To Include More Lot Codes

The King Arthur Flour E. coli O26 recall has been updated to include more lot codes. The original King Arthur Flour E. coli O26 recall was issued on June 13, 2019, and was updated on October 3, 2019 to include more products. No reports of confirmed illnesses have been received to date in connection with this recall. The additional lot codes and corresponding "Best Used By" dates of their Unbleached All-Purpose Flour in 5 pound packages are Best Used by Date 12/09/19 with lot codes L18A09A and L18A09C; and Best Used by Date 01/08/20 with lot code A19A08A. This new information only applies to "Best Used BY" dates already listed in the previous release. No additional Best Used By Dates are introduced as a result of these three updated lot codes. If you have any of these new lot … [Read more...]

Robin Hood All Purpose Flour Recalled For Possible E. coli O26

Robin Hood All Purpose Flour sold in 5 pound packages with specific lot codes is being recalled for possible E. coli O26 contamination, the J.M. Smucker Company announced. This recall doe not affect any Robin Hood items sold in Canada. No other items manufactured by J.M. Smucker, including other Robin Hood products, are affected by this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is Robin Hood All Purpose Flour in 5 pound packages. The case UPC number on the product is 0 51500 18010 2, and the item UPC number is 0 51500 18010 5. The recalled lot codes and best if used by dates are 8350 513 and 6/16/2020; 8351 513 and 6/17/2020; 8354 513 and 6/20/2020; and 8355 513 and 6/21/2020. the flour was distributed across the United … [Read more...]

King Arthur Expands Recall of Unbleached Flour For E. coli O26

King Arthur Flour. is expanding its June 13, 2019 recall of its Unbleached All Purpose Flour in 5 pound and 25 pound packages for possible E. coli O26 contamination. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this recall. The flour was milled at an ADM Milling facility in Buffalo, New York. It The recalled product is Unbleached All-Purpose Flour packaged in 5 pound and 25 pound packages with specific best used by dates and lot codes. The 5 pound packages were sold was sold by King Arthur Flour through retailers nationwide and also through the company's website, catalogue, and store in Norwich, Vermont. You can see the long list of dates and codes of the recalled products at the FDA web site. The 5 pound packages have the UPC number … [Read more...]

ALDI Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour Recalled For E. coli O26

The FDA has posted two recall announcements for ALDI Bakers Corner Flour because it may be contaminated with E. coli O26 and is linked to an outbreak that has sickened at least 17 people in 8 states. The Rhode Island Department of Health found the pathogen during testing of a bag of flour. The flour was made at the ADM Milling flour mill in Buffalo, New York. The first recall is for 5 pound bags of Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour and is similar to the Rhode Island recall notice. The flour was sold in select ALDI stores in these states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia. There are two lot numbers: L18A02 and L18A03. The products have best if used by dates of December 2 and December 3, … [Read more...]

E. coli O26 Outbreak Associated with Seattle Cafe Mario Ends Unsolved

The E. coli O26 outbreak that was associated with Cafe Mario at the Nintendo of America campus in Redmond, Washington state is over and is unsolved, according to the King County Health Department. The outbreak, which happened in 2018, sickens 22 people who developed symptoms consistent with a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection. All 22 patients work at the Nintendo of American campus and all ate food from Cafe Mario on several days before they got sick. Four patients also ate at I Love Sushi, an establishment that operates out of Cafe Mario once a week. The outbreak appears to be over. After a thorough investigation was conducted by public health officials, there is not enough evidence to connect I Love Sushi to the outbreak. The 22 patients got sick between June 11 … [Read more...]

Le Pic Brand Saint-Félicien Cheese Recalled For Possible E. coli O26

Le Pic brand Saint-Félicien cheese is being recalled in Canada for possible E. coli O26 contamination by La Fromagerie Hamel. The product was sold in Quebec at the consumer level. No illnesses have been reported in Canada in connection with this recall, but there is a deadly outbreak in France that is linked to this product. The recalled product is Le Pic Saint-Félicien cheese, sold in 180 gram containers. All codes up to and including April 29, 2019 are included in the recall. The UPC number on the product is 0 20060641300 0. Symptoms of an E. coli O26 infection include severe and painful abdominal cramps, and watery and bloody diarrhea. Some people have a mild fever, and others can experience nausea and vomiting. Symptoms usually begin a few days to a week after exposure to this … [Read more...]

Publix Ground Chuck Associated with E. coli O26 Outbreak in Florida; Lawsuits May Be Filed

The USDA has issued a recall that contains an announcement about an E. coli O26 outbreak among people, who primarily live in Florida, who have eaten Publix ground chuck products. At least 18 people are sick with this infection, with illness onset dates ranging from July 5 to July 25, 2018. Publix is voluntarily recalling ground chuck items that were purchased by consumers from June 25, 2018 through July 31, 2018. The list of recalled products is very long, and includes Bacon & cheddar burgers, Bacon & Fried onion slider, Badia seasoned ground chuck burger, Blue cheese burgers, Ground chuck, Ground chuck for chili, Jalapeño & cheddar slider, Jalapeño and cheddar meatballs, meat loaf grillers, Mesquite seasoned ground chuck burger, Seasoned meatloaf (oven ready), Spanish … [Read more...]

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