November 26, 2022

Jif Peanut Butter Salmonella Senftenberg Outbreak Ends

The Jif peanut butter Salmonella Senftenberg outbreak has ended, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with 21 people sick in 17 states. Four people were hospitalized. Jif issued a recall of several types of its peanut butter when the outbreak was announced on May 21, 2022, and there have been about a dozen secondary recalls issued. The five new states added to the outbreak total are Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia. The case count by state is: Arizona (1), Arkansas (1), Florida (1), Georgia (2), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (2), New York (1), North Carolina (2), Ohio (1), South Carolina (1), Texas (2), Virginia (1), Washington (1), and West Virginia (1). The patient age range is from less than … [Read more...]

Cyclospora Outbreak Added to FDA CORE Outbreak Table

The cyclospora outbreak announced by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention on June 30, 2022, has been added to the FDA CORE Outbreak Investigation Table, with at least 51 people sick. No food linked to these illnesses has been identified, and we don't know where the ill persons live, the patient age range, or illness onset dates. And the Jif peanut butter Salmonella Senftenberg outbreak has ended. There is a discrepancy in the numbers reported in that cyclospora outbreak between the FDA and CDC. The CDC reported that there are 61 cases of non-travel linked cyclosporiasis reported in May and June 2022, while the FDA has 51 cases linked in this outbreak. Every year since 2013, there has been a cyclospora outbreak in the U.S. that occurs among people who have not traveled … [Read more...]

FDA and USDA Outbreak Tables Updated: More Illnesses

FDA and USDA Outbreak Tables have been updated with new information. The USDA table, which does not have as many outbreaks listed, had one outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen, with beef as a suspected source, that is now closed with no resolution. On the FDA outbreak table, the Salmonella Braenderup outbreak that is not solved now has 70 illnesses, up from 63 on the last update. Every other outbreak remains the same. There are eight active investigations, plus the Cronobacter illnesses investigation in infants, which has been transferred to an IMG group. The Big Olaf ice cream Listeria monocytogenes outbreak case count remains the same, with 23 illnesses, 23 hospitalizations, one death, and one fetal loss. The last illness onset date was 6/12/2022. Investigators found Listeria … [Read more...]

FDA CORE Table Updated: Big Olaf Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak

The FDA Core Outbreak Investigation Table was updated, with ten active investigations. The FDA states that the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has sickened at least 23 people is linked to big Olaf ice cream. The quote is, "For the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak, a product linked to illnesses is ice cream from Big Olaf Creamery, located in Florida." There is still no recall on the FDA recall page about this ice cream, but according to news reports Big Olaf started recalling the ice cream over the weekend. The CDC reiterated their warning to consumers about the ice cream on July 8, 2022. Anyone who has this ice cream in their freezer should discard it immediately, even if some has been consumed and no one is sick. Listeria bacteria can cluster in tiny clumps and may not be … [Read more...]

What Are the Current Food Poisoning Outbreaks in the U.S.?

What are the current food poisoning outbreaks in the U.S.? There are currently four solved active outbreaks right now, and there are also three unidentified Salmonella outbreaks, one mystery E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, and one unidentified Listeria monocytogenes outbreak on the FDA and USDA Investigation Tables. The only clue in those outbreaks is the one associated with a USDA-inspected food; that Salmonella Muenchen outbreak may be linked to a beef product. Current Food Poisoning Outbreaks Strawberry Hepatitis A Outbreak This outbreak, which is linked to FreshKampo and HEB organic strawberries, has sickened at least 18 people in three states. Thirteen patients have been hospitalized. Anyone who purchased those brands between March 5, 2022 and April 15, 2022 and froze them for … [Read more...]

FDA Updates CORE Outbreak Table; More Illnesses Added

The FDA updates CORE Outbreak Investigation Table. More illnesses have been added to two mystery Salmonella outbreaks and one mystery Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. And a new "adverse event series" that is associated with a "frozen food product," has been added. That product is not identified, but it is most likely the Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leeks Crumble product, which is associated with almost 500 adverse events and has been recalled. There are currently 10 active outbreak investigations. The frozen food outbreak has 107 adverse event reports listed. A recall has been issued, traceback has begun, an on-site inspection has been conducted, and sample collections have been analyzed. Yesterday Fresh Harvest issued a statement saying that the FDA testing has found no pathogens … [Read more...]

Deskins Peanut Butter Candies Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Deskins Peanut Butter Candies are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. They were made with Jif peanut butter that is linked to a Salmonella Senftenberg outbreak that has sickened at least 16 people in 12 states and has hospitalized two. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these specific products. The recalling firm is Deskins Candies of Bluefield, West Virginia. These Deskins peanut butter candies are all packaged in 16 ounce clear plastic clamshells. They include Peanut Butter Fudge with UPC number 7 33980 12311 7 and expiration date 6/26, Peanut Butter No Bakes with UPC number 7 33980 12331 7 and expiration date 6/21, Peanut Butter Pinwheel with UPC number 7 33980 12314 7  and expiration date 6/16, and Chocolate No Bakes … [Read more...]

Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop Products Recalled For Salmonella

Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop products are being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. This recall was triggered by the recall of Jif peanut butter products in the United States, where a Salmonella Senftenberg outbreak has sickened at least 16 people in 12 states. No illnesses have been reported to the company in association with the consumption of these specific products. The recalling firm is Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop. You can see the long list of recalled products at the CFIA web site, along with the package sizes, UPC numbers, sale dates, pictures of the recalled candies, and where the items were sold. The were sold in Nova Scotia and online. They are all Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop brand and include Assorted Chocolates in various size packages, Peanut Butter … [Read more...]

Prairie City Bakery Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Prairie City Bakery Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Butter Cake is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination because it was made with Jif peanut butter that is also recalled. The peanut butter is part of a nationwide Salmonella Senftenberg outbreak that has sickened at least 16 people in 12 states. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Prairie City Bakery of Vernon Hills, Illinois. The recalled product is 50,220 individually wrapped cakes that are sold in 2 ounce packages and in ten packs of 2 ounce packages. The item is Prairie City Bakery Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Butter Cake that contains cooked peanut butter. The ten pack has a UPC number of … [Read more...]

Garden Highway Snacks Protein Power Snack Recalled For Salmonella

Garden Highway Snacks Protein Power Snack is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination because it was made with Jif peanut butter. Some types of that peanut butter are linked to a Salmonella Senftenberg outbreak that has sickened at least 16 people in 12 states. No illnesses have been reported to the company in connection with the consumption of this particular product. The recalling firm is F&S Produce Company (F&S Fresh Foods) of Vineland, New Jersey. The recalled item has a cup of 0.75 ounce Jif peanut butter. It was sold at Walgreens stores in New Jersey and New York. The product is Fresh Garden Highway Snacks Protein Power Snack packaged in a 7.25 ounce plastic container. It is currently past its expiration date. The last lot of the affected product has a … [Read more...]

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