February 28, 2024

Top 10 Food Poisoning Outbreaks of 2023

These are the top 10 food poisoning outbreaks of 2023. To be included in this list, the outbreaks must have sickened at least two people in different states. The outbreaks were linked to food that ranged from cantaloupe to flour to ground beef to raw cookie dough to dry dog food. The number one outbreak is the deadly Salmonella cantaloupe outbreak that has sickened at least 302 people in 42 states, with 129 patients hospitalized. This outbreak is still ongoing. Four people have died in this outbreak. Three lived in Minnesota and one lived in Oregon.  Many recalls have been issued as a result of this outbreak. If you purchased cantaloupe recently, make sure that the fruit is not part of any of these recalls. If you aren't positive, or if you froze cantaloupe in the last two months, … [Read more...]

Valley Meats Ground Beef Patties Recalled For E. coli O157:H7

Valley Meats Ground Beef Patties are being recalled for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalling firm is Valley Meats of Coal Valley, Illinois. About 6768 pounds of the raw ground beef products are included in this recall. They were produced on December 22, 2023. They include: 12 pound boxes containing “ANGUS GROUND BEEF PATTIES” with product code 1208PL, run number 3356GRDB, date code 231222, use by date 01/15/2024, and time stamps between 7:36:38AM to 08:00:48AM. 16 pound boxes that contain “ANGUS GROUND BEEF PATTIES” with the product code 1253PL, run number 3356GRDB, date code 231222, use by date 01/15/2024, and time stamps between 7:25:50 AM to 08:00:36AM. 28 pound boxes containing … [Read more...]

Scanga Meat Ground Beef Recalled For Possible E. coli O103

Scanga Meat Ground Beef is being recalled for possible E. coli O103 contamination. No confirmed reports of illness have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Scanga Meat Company of Salida, Colorado. About 563 pounds of this ground beef are included in this recall. They were produced on December 11, 2023. The recalled products include: 6 pound plastic tubes containing “It’s a treat to eat Scanga Meat OUR REGULAR GROUND BEEF” and may have lot code 3345 represented on the label. 6 pound plastic tubes containing “It’s a treat to eat Scanga Meat OUR X-L GROUND BEEF” that may have lot code 3345 on the label. 1 pound plastic chubs containing “SCANGA MEAT HAMBURGER” and may have lot code 3345 stamped on the … [Read more...]

Number 5 Outbreak of 2023: ShopRite Ground Beef Salmonella

The number five outbreak of 2023 is the ShopRite ground beef Salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 18 people in four states. While traceback didn't identify a common source for the ground beef, most people bought the meat at ShopRite stores in the northeastern United States. The case count by state is: Connecticut (1), Massachusetts (1), New Jersey (11), and New York (5). The patient age range is from 0 to 97 years. Illness onset dates ranged from April 27, 2023 through July 6, 2023. Seven people were hospitalized because they were so sick. Patient isolates were tested with whole genome sequencing were found to be closely related genetically, which means the people likely got sick from eating the same food. Investigators found the outbreak strain of Salmonella in a routine … [Read more...]

Skyline Provisions Ground Beef Recalled For Foreign Material

Skyline Provisions ground beef is being recalled for possible foreign material contamination. The foreign object was not identified in the product recall notice. This poses an injury hazard. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions, including injuries, have been received to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is Skyline Provisions of Harvey, Illinois. This ground beef was sold to institutions in these states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin. The raw ground beef items were produced and packed on August 19, 2023. The recalled products include 20 pound carton boxes that contain four packages of Skyline Provisions Ground Beef 81/19. The item number of 000248 is printed on the … [Read more...]

American Foods Ground Beef Recalled For Possible E. coli O103

American Foods ground beef is being recalled for possible E. coli O103 contamination. This is a Shiga toxin-producing strain of E. coli (STEC). No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is American Foods Group, doing business as Green Bay Dressed Beef of Green Bay, Wisconsin. About 58,281 pounds of ground beef are included in this recall. The product was produced on August 14, 2023. The recalled items are: Approximately 80 pound cases containing 10 pound plastic tubes (chubs) of "90050 BEEF FINE GROUND 81/19" with the lot code D123226026 on the label. Approximately 80 pound cases that contain 10 pound plastic tubes (chubs) of "20473 BEEF HALAL FINE GROUND 73/27" with the lot code D123226027 … [Read more...]

Peeler Farms Ground Beef Recalled For Possible E. coli O157:H7

Peeler Farms Ground Beef, and R-C Ranch Texas Craft Meats Ground Beef is being recalled for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these items. The recalling firm is Dean & Peeler Meatworks of Poth, Texas. The fresh ground beef products were produced on August 22, 2023. They include: 1 pound, 5 pound, and 10 pound vacuum-sealed plastic bags containing "Peeler Farms WAGYU BEEF GROUND BEEF" with lot code 17836 printed on the label. 5 pound vacuum-sealed plastic bags containing "R-C RANCH TEXAS CRAFT MEATS WAGYU RC13610 STEAKHOUSE BLEND - GROUND BEEF 5 lb" with lot code 17816 represented on the label. 8 ounce vacuum-sealed plastic bags containing "R-C RANCH TEXAS CRAFT MEATS WAGYU … [Read more...]

ShopRite Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 18 in 4 States

The ShopRite ground beef Salmonella outbreak is over after sickening at least 18 people in four states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That is an increase of two more patients since the last update on July 26, 2023. The report states that most of the patients reported eating 80% lean ground beef before they got sick. Traceback did not identify a common source for the meat, although most people bought the ground beef at ShopRite stores in the northeastern United States. The case count by state is: Connecticut (1), Massachusetts (1), New Jersey (11), and New York (5). The patient age range is from 0 to 97 years. Illness onset dates ranged from April 27, 2023 through July 6, 2023. Seven people were hospitalized because they were so ill. Ground … [Read more...]

Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 16 in Four States

A ground beef Salmonella outbreak has sickened at least 16 people in four states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of those sickened bought the ground beef from ShopRite stores in the northeastern United States. Six people have been hospitalized because they are so ill. The case count by state is: Connecticut (1), Massachusetts (1), New Jersey (9), and New York (5). Illness onset dates range from April 27, 2023 through June 16, 2023. The patient age range is from 0 to 97 years. Nineteen percent of the patients are under the age of five. Public health officials are interviewing people about what they ate before they got sick. Of the 14 people interviewed, nine, or 64%, said they ate ground beef. All nine purchased the ground beef from … [Read more...]

Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 26 in Illinois

A ground beef Salmonella outbreak has sickened at least 26 people in Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Public health (IDPH). That agency is working with local health departments, the CDC, and the USDA to investigate this outbreak. A source of the ground beef has not been identified. As always, use care when handling raw meat and treat it as if it was contaminated. Ground beef can often be contaminated with pathogens such as Salmonella and E. coli. The cut the ground beef is made from can have pathogens on the surface, and those pathogens are mixed throughout the meat when it is ground. Avoid cross-contamination, wash your hands and utensils after working with ground beef, and always cook it to 160°F and measure that temperature with a food thermometer. And … [Read more...]

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