June 17, 2024

New Listeria Outbreak on FDA CORE Investigation Table

A new Listeria outbreak has been posted on the FDA's CORE Investigation Table. And the case count for the Salmonella Africana outbreak that is stil unsolved has increased to 141 patients. There are now four outbreak investigations on the table. The new Listeria outbreak has sickened at least two people. No recall has been initiated, but the FDA has started traceback. No inspections have begun, and no samples have been collected or analyzed. The Salmonella Africana outbreak has grown from 100 sick to 141 sick. The only action the FDA has taken so far has been traceback. No food has been linked to this outbreak. The E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that is allegedly linked to recalled Gibson Farms organic bulk walnuts is unchanged. That outbreak has sickened at least 12 people in two … [Read more...]

FDA On End of Rizo-Lopez Cheese Deadly Listeria Outbreak

The FDA has weighed in on the end of the Rizo-Lopez cheese deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak which was declared over by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on April 9, 2024. There were 26 people sickened in 11 states, 23 of those patients were hospitalized, and two patients, who lived in California and Texas, died. There were many secondary recalls issued as a result of this outbreak. The recalled dairy products, including queso fresh and cotija cheese, and products made with those items were sold under these brand names: Bright Farms, Campesino, Casa Cardenas, Dole, Don Francisco, Don Pancho, Dos Ranchitos, El Huache, Food City, Fresh & Ready Foods, Fresh Express, H-E-B, Jack & Olive, La Ordena, Marketside, Maverick Foods, President’s Choice, Ready Pac … [Read more...]

Deadly Rizo-Lopez Listeria Outbreak Ends With 26 Sick, 2 Dead

The deadly Rizo-Lopez Listeria monocytogenes outbreak has ended with 26 people sick in 11 states, 23 hospitalizations, and two deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many secondary recalls were issued in the wake of this outbreak that included crema, yogurt, meal kits, sandwiches, and meals. The case count by state was: Arizona (4), California (8), Colorado (4), Florida (1), Georgia (1), Nevada (1), North Carolina (1), Oregon (1), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), and Washington (1). The patient age range is from less than one to 88 years. Illness onset dates range from June 15, 2014 to December 10, 2023. The people who died lived in California and Texas. Illness onset dates ranged from June 15, 2014 to December 10, 2023. And in this outbreak, two people … [Read more...]

Vulto Creamery Pleads Guilty In Connection With Listeria Outbreak

Vulto Creamery has pled guilty to one misdemeanor count of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce in connection to a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to that dairy's cheese in 2016 and 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. In that outbreak, the soft raw milk cheese sickened at least eight people in four states, and two people died. Johannes Vulto oversaw operations at the Vulto Creamery manufacturing facility in Walton, New York, including sanitation and environmental monitoring. By entering the guilty plea, Vulto admits that between December 2014 and March 2017, they shipped adulterated cheese. Environmental swabs that were taken at the facility between July 2014 and February 2017 repeatedly tested positive for various Listeria species; … [Read more...]

Retail List For Listeria Rizo-Lopez Dairy Products Released

The retail list for Listeria Rizo-Lopez dairy products that are linked to a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak has been released by the FDA. The list, that is 24 pages long, includes grocery stores from several states. Most of the stores are in California, but there are also stores in Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington that are included. This list may not include all retail establishments that received the recall product, or may include stores that did not receive the products. The actual list of recalled products is the most accurate determination. In this outbreak, the patient case count by state is: Arizona (4), California (8), Colorado (4), Florida (1), Georgia (1), Nevada (1), North Carolina (1), Oregon (1), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), and Washington … [Read more...]

FDA: Deadly Rizo Lopez Cheese Listeria Monocytogenes Outbreak

The FDA weighs in on the deadly Rizo Lopez cheese Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. There are at least 26 patients in 11 states. Twenty-three of those patients have been hospitalized, and two people, one who lived in California and one who lived in Texas, have sadly died. The patient case count by state is: Arizona (4), California (8), Colorado (4), Florida (1), Georgia (1), Nevada (1), North Carolina (1), Oregon (1), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), and Washington (1). The patient age range is from less than one to 88 years. Illness onset dates range from June 15, 2014 to December 10, 2023. That is an extraordinary long illness onset date range, but this is often the case with listeriosis outbreaks. Many secondary recalls have been issued, for products made with recalled Rizo-Lopez … [Read more...]

Secondary Listeria Recalls For Rizo Lopez Cheeses Begin

Secondary Listeria monocytogenes recalls for Rizo Lopez Cheeses have begun. Some of those Rizo-Lopez products have been linked to a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has sickened at least 26 people in 11 states. Twenty-three people have been hospitalized, and two people, who lived in California and Texas, have sadly died. We are collecting the recalls in one place for a reference. More recalls are likely to be added as the weeks go on. If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them. Throw them away in a secure garbage can, or take them back to the store where you bought them for a full refund. You should clean your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution to kill pathogens after you discard these items. If you froze any of these foods for later use, discard them … [Read more...]

Rizo-López Foods Recalls All Dairy Products For Possible Listeria

Rizo-López Foods is voluntarily recalling all of their dairy products after a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak was linked to the company's queso fresh and cotija cheeses. The company recalled their aged cotija cheese on January 11, 2024 for possible contamination. In that outbreak, at least 26 people in 11 states are sick. These recalled products were distributed nationwide by FLP and through distributors. These items were also sold at retail deli counters including, but not limited, to these stores: El Super, Cardenas Market, Northgate Gonzalez, Superior Groceries, El Rancho, Vallarta, Food City, La Michoacana, and Numero Uno Markets. The recalled foods include cheese, yogurt, and sour cream that were sold under these brand names: Tio Francisco, Don Francisco, Rizo Bros, … [Read more...]

Deadly Listeria Outbreak Linked to Rizo-López Queso, Cotija

A deadly Listeria outbreak is linked to Rizo-López Queso Fresco and Cotija cheese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eleven states are included in this outbreak. As a result of this investigation, Rizo-Lopez Foods recalled all cheeses and other dairy products made in their facility, including cheeses, cream, and yogurt. The case count by state is: Arizona (4), California (8), Colorado (4), Florida (1), Georgia (1), Nevada (1), North Carolina (1), Oregon (1), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), and Washington (1). The patient age range is from less than one to 88 years. Illness onset dates range from June 15, 2014 to December 10, 2023. Twenty three of the patients have been hospitalized. And the people who died lived in California and Texas. This outbreak … [Read more...]

FDA Weighs in on End of Deadly HMC Farms Listeria Outbreak

The FDA has weighed in on the end of the deadly HMC Farms Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that is linked to the company's peaches, nectarines, and plums. Eleven people in seven states were sickened. Ten people were hospitalized, and one person who lived in California died. The case count by state was: California (3), Colorado (1), Florida (3), Illinois (1), Kansas (1), Michigan (1), and Ohio (1). The patient age range was from 30 to 80 years. Illness onset dates ranged from August 22, 2018 to August 16, 2023. Of ten people who gave information to public health investigators, all were hospitalized. One death was reported from California, and one person suffered preterm labor. These fruits have been recalled and they are all past their expiration date. They were sold nationwide at … [Read more...]

Report Your Food Poisoning Case

Error: Contact form not found.

×
×

Home About Site Map Contact Us Sponsored by Pritzker Hageman, P.A., a Minneapolis, MN law firm that helps food poisoning victims nationally.