April 20, 2024

Gills Diced Onion Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 73 in 22 States

A Gills diced onion Salmonella outbreak has sickened at least 73 people in 22 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fifteen of those patients have been hospitalized because they are so sick. The case count by state is: Arizona (1), California (17), Colorado (1), Georgia (1), Iowa (1), Idaho (1), Illinois (4), Indiana (2), Kentucky (1), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (6), Montana (2), North Dakota (2), New York (1), Ohio (3), Oregon (3), Tennessee (1), Texas (1), Utah (17), Virginia (3), Wisconsin (3), and Wyoming (1). Illness onset dates range from August 2, 2023 to September 25, 2023. The patient age range is from less than 1 to 90 years old. Of the 65 people who gave information to public health investigators, 15, or 23%, have been … [Read more...]

Carniceria Guanajuato Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 56

The Carniceria Guanajuato Salmonella outbreak has now sickened at least 55 people, according to news reports. The Chicago Department of Public Health said the number of patients has increased from 20 that were identified last week, and by 25 since the last update was issued on September 18, 2023. The case count is accurate as of Wednesday, September 20, 2023, and may increase. The Carniceria Guanajuato grocery store is located at 3140 North California Avenue in Avondale. At least 17 people have been hospitalized because they are so ill. One person is allegedly on a ventilator and is requiring dialysis. The city conducted an inspection at that grocery store, which contains a taqueria, after illness reports started coming in, and found some serious violations, including eggs and … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Confirmed at Pine Knob Music Theatre Ivy Lounge in MI

A case of hepatitis A has been confirmed at the Pine Knob Music Theatre Ivy Lounge, according to the Oakland County Health Department in Michigan. The case was confirmed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Laboratory. That means that anyone who ate food at that venue between August 26 and September 8, 2023, has potentially been exposed to the virus.  Tomorrow is the last day to be vaccinated for people who attended the Jason Aldean concert on September 8, 2023. The Health Division is advising all season members, their guests, and staff who ate food at the Ivy Lounge between August 26 and September 8, 2023 to monitor themselves for the symptoms of hepatitis A and get vaccinated if possible. Dr. Russel Faust, Oakland County medical director said in a statement, … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Exposure at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Michigan

A suspected case of hepatitis A is associated with the Ivy Lounge at the Pine Knob Music Theatre that is located in Clarkston, Michigan, according to the Oakland County Health Division. Anyone who ate food at that location between August 26 and September 8, 2023 may have been exposed to the virus. Dr. Russel Faust, Oakland County medical director said in a statement, "The risk of transmission in this specific situation is low. If you have not been vaccinated, get vaccinated. The vaccine can prevent the disease if given within 14 days after exposure." Anyone who ate food at that location on September 6 and 8 is still eligible to get vaccinated against this virus. Anyone else needs to monitor their health for the symptoms of hepatitis A. Talk to your doctor about your … [Read more...]

Knickerbocker 365 Homestyle Hamburger Buns Recalled; 1 Illness

Knickerbocker 365 Homestyle Hamburger Buns have been recalled because they contain milk, one of the nine major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone with lactose intolerance, or anyone who is allergic to milk could have a serious reaction if they eat this item. One illness was reported to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The recalling firm is Knickerbocker 365 Inc. of Madison Heights, Michigan. The recalled Knickerbocker 365 Homestyle Hamburger Buns were distributed in southeastern Michigan retail stores, restaurants, and foodservice. Retail stores that sold the recalled product include: All Season’s Market, John’s Market, Main Party Store, Nino Salvaggio, Steiner Meat Market, and Van Dyke Liquor Beer & Wine. The hamburger buns … [Read more...]

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Leafy Greens Ends With 19 Sick

The Listeria outbreak linked to leafy greens has ended with at least 19 people sick in 16 states, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This outbreak was not solved. No brand or type of product has been linked to these illnesses. This outbreak was last updated on April 21, 2023. The case count by state is: Arkansas (1), California (1), Colorado (1), Illinois (1), Louisiana (1), Michigan (2), Missouri (1), North Carolina (2), Nebraska (1), New York (1), Oklahoma (1), Pennsylvania (1), South Dakota (1), Texas (1), Washington (1), and Wisconsin (2). Samples were collected from July 3, 2018 to March 31, 2023. The patient age range is from less than 1 to 96 years. Eighteen people were hospitalized because they were so sick. State and local public health … [Read more...]

Mystery Listeria monocytogenes Outbreak Grows With 18 Cases

The mystery Listeria monocytogenes outbreak has grown with 18 cases and seven new hospitalizations in 15 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That is an increase of seven more patients. Patients in five more states have been added to the outbreak total. This is the first update in this outbreak since the original notice was published on February 15, 2023. The case count by state is: Arkansas (1), California (1), Colorado (1), Illinois (1), Louisiana (1), Michigan (2), Missouri (1), Nebraska (1), New York (1), North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania (1), South Dakota (1), Texas (1), Washington (1) and Wisconsin (2). Samples were collected from July 3, 2018 to March 31, 2023. The patient age range is from less than 1 to 96 years. There is one pregnancy … [Read more...]

Enoki Mushrooms Listeria Monocytogenes Outbreak Ends

The enoki mushrooms Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to Utopia Foods and Sun Hong Foods products has ended with five people sick in four states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the last update released in January 2023, there were three people sick. The case count by state is: California (2), Michigan (1), Nevada (1), and New Jersey (1). The new state added to this outbreak is New Jersey, and one more patient in California was added to the case count. Ill person's samples were collected from October 5, 2022 to February 3, 2023. The patient age range is from less than one to 63 years. There were two strains of Listeria monocytogenes that made people sick in this outbreak. Two of the patients reported eating enoki mushrooms or eating at … [Read more...]

Revolution Farms Lettuces Linked to Listeria Outbreak

Revolution Farms lettuces linked to Listeria outbreak, according to the FDA, and all of its lettuces and salad kits are recalled. There is no information from the CDC or FDA yet on this outbreak. The original recall was posted on April 5, 2023. The recalling firm is Revolution Farms of Caledonia, Michigan. The expansion now includes all products sold under the Revolution Farms brand name. These products were sold in these stores: SpartanNash stores, Meijer stores, Bridge St. Market, Kingma’s Market, Fresh Thyme Market Grand Rapids, Fresh Thyme Market Kalamazoo, Horrocks Market Grand Rapids, Doorganics, Cherry Capital Foods, Gordon Food Service, Sysco, Van Eerden Foodservice, Vine Line Produce, Luna restaurant, Russ’ Commissary, and Pearson Foods Corporation in these states: … [Read more...]

New Hepatitis A Outbreak on FDA CORE Investigation Table

A new hepatitis A outbreak has been issued on the FDA's CORE Outbreak Investigation Table. At least nine people have been sickened in this new outbreak. And there are still two Listeria monocytogenes outbreaks on the table, while the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to Sun Sprouts alfalfa sprouts has ended. This new hepatitis A outbreak is not yet linked to any particular food. We do not know the patient age range, illness onset dates, or whether or not anyone has been hospitalized. The FDA has initiated traceback, but there has not been any on-site inspection, recall, sample collection, or laboratory analysis yet. And there is a mystery Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that is still unsolved. In that investigation, traceback has been initiated, and an on-site inspection has … [Read more...]

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