December 10, 2023

Minnesota Wisconsin Illinois Hardest Hit by Cantaloupe Outbreak

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas, Missouri, and Arizona are the states that are the hardest hit in the deadly cantaloupe Salmonella outbreak. Minnesota has the most cases with 20, and two deaths. Wisconsin is next with 18 patients, Texas has 16, Arizona 15, Missouri has 14 patients, and Illinois has 11. In all, there are at least 230 people sick in 38 states. Ninety-six people have been hospitalized, and there are three deaths reported: Two in Minnesota, and one in Oregon. The case count by state is: Alaska (1), Arkansas (1), Arizona (15), California (8), Colorado (8), Georgia (3), Iowa (5), Illinois (11), Indiana (5), Kansas (2), Kentucky (7), Massachusetts (1), Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota (20), Missouri (14), Mississippi (1), Montana (2), North Carolina (4), … [Read more...]

Cantaloupe Salmonella Cases Almost Double to 230 Sick

Cantaloupe Salmonella cases have almost doubled, according to the CDC, to 230 sick, an increase of 113 new cases since the last update was issued on November 30, 2023. One new death has been reported, 96 people are hospitalized, and there are four new states in the case count total. The case count by state is: Alaska (1), Arkansas (1), Arizona (15), California (8), Colorado (8), Georgia (3), Iowa (5), Illinois (11), Indiana (5), Kansas (2), Kentucky (7), Massachusetts (1), Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota (20), Missouri (14), Mississippi (1), Montana (2), North Carolina (4), Nebraska (7), New Jersey (3), New Mexico (2), Nevada (5), New York (7), Ohio (8), Oklahoma (3), Oregon (5), Pennsylvania (5), Rhode Island (1), South Carolina (6), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (5), Texas … [Read more...]

New Listeria Monocytogenes Outbreak on FDA CORE Table

A new Listeria monocytogenes outbreak has been added to the FDA CORE Outbreak Investigation Table. It joins six other outbreaks, some that have been solved, and some not. The new outbreak has sickened at least three people. No food has been identified in this outbreak. And the FDA has not issued a recall, initiated traceback, inspected any facilities, or collected samples for testing. The unsolved Salmonella Newport outbreak has added a new strain: Salmonella Oranienburg. In that outbreak, at least 43 people are sick, an increase of one more patient since the last update. The FDA has initiated traceback and has collected samples for testing. The deadly Salmonella Sundsvall and Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak linked to recalled Malichita and Rudy cantaloupes has sickened at … [Read more...]

Deadly Minnesota Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 20

There are now 20 people sick in the deadly Minnesota cantaloupe Salmonella outbreak, according to news reports. That state has the largest number of patients in this nationwide outbreak. At least 117 people in 34 states are sick, as of November 30, 2023.   Carlota Medus, supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Health's foodborne diseases unit, told MPR, "Currently we are still in the middle of the investigation trying to determine where people were exposed who became ill. Were they exposed by the initial cantaloupe that was contaminated, or were they exposed and ate cantaloupe that was not the recall cantaloupe or was a cross-contamination event or some other situation?" Other states with large case counts are Wisconsin with 10, Missouri with nine cases, Ohio eight, … [Read more...]

Pritzker Hageman Files Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit

Pritzker Hageman files cantaloupe Salmonella outbreak lawsuit, the first in the nation, on behalf of the family of a 13-month-old boy who became seriously ill and was hospitalized after eating contaminated cantaloupe that was included in a fruit platter sold at Sam's Club. The little boy was hospitalized with symptoms including bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. The child is part of a nationwide outbreak that has sickened at least 117 people in 34 states. Sixty one patients have been hospitalized, and two people who lived in Minnesota have died. Pritzker Hageman lawyer Ray Trueblood said in a statement, "Parents should never have to worry if the food they buy for their children is safe. We put our trust in food companies to produce safe food that won't make us sick. It's a … [Read more...]

FDA Updates Deadly Salmonella Sundsvall Cantaloupe Outbreak

The FDA has updated their investigation into the deadly Salmonella Sundsvall cantaloupe outbreak that has sickened at least 117 people in 34 states and killed two people who lived in Minnesota. Sixty-one people have been hospitalized because they are so ill. The case count by state is: Alaska (1), Arkansas (1), Arizona (7), California (1), Colorado (3), Georgia (3), Iowa (5), Illinois (6), Indiana (2), Kansas (1), Kentucky (5), Massachusetts (1), Maryland (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (14), Missouri (9), Mississippi (1), North Carolina (2), Nebraska (4), New Jersey (3), Nevada (2), New York (2), Ohio (8), Oklahoma (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (1), Rhode Island (1), South Carolina (3),Tennessee (4), Texas (5), Utah (3), Virginia (2), Washington (1), and Wisconsin (10). But the … [Read more...]

Deadly Minnesota Cantaloupe Outbreak Sickens 15 With 2 Deaths

The deadly Minnesota cantaloupe outbreak has sickened at least 15 people in that state with eight hospitalizations, and two people are dead. These illnesses and deaths are linked to recalled Malichita cantaloupes produced by Sofia Produce, doing business as Trufresh, that were imported from Mexico. The larger multistate Salmonella Sundsvall and Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak has sickened at least 117 people in 34 states. The people who sadly died in Minnesota lived in the Twin Cities area and in central Minnesota. Illness onset dates range from October 25 to November 11, 2023. We do not know where these patients bought the cantaloupe, or where they ate it. We do know that some patients in the nationwide outbreak lived in long term care centers, and that some children were served … [Read more...]

Caribou Coffee Fruit Mix Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Caribou Coffee Fruit Mix CHPG and Cut Fruit Express Fruit Mix contains Cantaloupes products are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these specific products, although there is a deadly Salmonella outbreak linked to the cantaloupe used to make those products. The recalling firm is Cut Fruit Express of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. The recalled products are Caribou Coffee Fruit Mix CHPG and Cut Fruit Express Fruit Mix contains Cantaloupe. They were sold at Caribou Stores at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport in Minnesota and through other venues in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. The recalled product is Caribou Coffee Fruit Mix CHPG packaged in 6.5 ounce clear plastic containers. Also recalled is Cut … [Read more...]

Bix Produce Recalls Cut Cantaloupe Products For Salmonella

Bix Produce is recalling cut cantaloupe products for possible Salmonella contamination in relation to the deadly Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 117 people nationwide and has hospitalized 61. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these specific products. The recalling firm is Bix Produce of Little Canada, Minnesota. These recalled products were made with Malichita cantaloupes that have been recalled by Trufresh. The recalled products are Created Fresh! Grab N' Go containers ¬†and Jack & Olive cups that were sold at convenience stores, delis, and business cafes in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. While these items are beyond their useable shelf life and should no longer be available for consumers … [Read more...]

Deadly Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak Cases Now at 117

The deadly cantaloupe Salmonella outbreak has now sickened at least 117 people in 34 states, with 61 people hospitalized and two deaths in Minnesota, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That's an increase of 18 new cases, 16 new hospitalizations, and two new states since the last update was issued six days ago. The case count by state is: Alaska (1), Arkansas (1), Arizona (7), California (1), Colorado (3), Georgia (3), Iowa (5), Illinois (6), Indiana (2), Kansas (1), Kentucky (5), Massachusetts (1), Maryland (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (14), Missouri (9), Mississippi (1), North Carolina (2), Nebraska (4), New Jersey (3), Nevada (2), New York (2), Ohio (8), Oklahoma (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (1), Rhode Island (1), South Carolina (3),Tennessee (4), … [Read more...]

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