September 16, 2019

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Salmonella Outbreak: FDA Finds Bacteria at Facility; Lawyer Explains

In the Kellogg's Honey Smacks Salmonella outbreak, the FDA has found the outbreak strain of Salmonella Mbandaka at the Kellogg's facility. At least 100 people in 33 states are sick in this outbreak. Thirty people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. Kellogg's has recalled their Honey Smacks cereal, which were sold nationally in the United States, including Guam and Saipan, and in some foreign countries. The foreign countries where the product was sold include: Aruba/Curaçao/Saint Maarten (Netherlands Antilles), the Bahamas, Barbados, Tortola (British Virgin Islands), Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, and Tahiti (French Polynesia). After the recall, which was issued June 14, 2018, the CDC and FDA warned consumers not to eat any size package of Honey Smacks, … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak at MN Bayshore Facility Sickens 15, 2 Hospitalized

News outlets are reporting that a Salmonella outbreak at the Bayshore Residents and Rehabilitation nursing home in Duluth, Minnesota sickened at least 15 people and hospitalized two. All of those sickened were residents and staff; eleven residents and four staff members were ill. The outbreak occurred in August 2017. Five people tested positive for Salmonella. Officials are saying that the illnesses were caused by "contaminated hands of staff or residents." The illness was foodborne. Facility personnel did a "thorough examination" of the kitchen at the facility and concluded that the bacteria was brought in from outside the building. There is no mention of how that conclusion was reached. The facility is located at 1601 St. Louis Avenue on Park Point. It provides 139 nursing … [Read more...]

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