February 27, 2024

Salmonella Outbreak Associated with Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Cumberland County, NC

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health in North Carolina has announced a Salmonella outbreak among staff and patrons of the Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville. The hotel has two restaurants: the All American Sports Bar and Grill and the Cafe Bordeaux. The facility also has a banquet kitchen. Cumberland County Health Department Director Buck Wilson said, "we are actively working with the hotel and restaurant management and with state officials to resolve this as soon as possible." The management of the hotel is fully cooperating with local and state authorities. There are two confirmed cases of Salmonella infections. One person has been hospitalized. As of May 13, 2013, 16 people had signs and symptoms consistent with Salmonella, including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. … [Read more...]

Salmonella Saintpaul Outbreak Linked to Imported Cucumbers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul that is linked to imported cucumbers. So far, 73 people in 18 states have been sickened. Fourteen people have been hospitalized. There are no deaths and no recall has been issued relating to this outbreak. On April 24, 2013, the FDA placed Daniel Cardenas Izabal and Miracle Greenhouse of Culiacán, Mexico on an Import Alert. That means cucumbers from those facilities will not be allowed into the United States unless the suppliers show they are not contaminated with Salmonella. There is no evidence that contaminated cucumbers supplied by those firms are still in the marketplace. The patients by state are as follows: Arizona (9), California (28), Colorado (1), Idaho (2), Illinois … [Read more...]

Largest Multi-State Food Poisoning Outbreaks Of 2012: #1

A Salmonella outbreak linked to raw, scraped tuna was that largest multi-state food poisoning outbreak of 2012, based on the total number of people sickened.  The outbreak, which was announced in April, sickened 425 people in 28 states and the District of Columbia. Produced in India and distributed in the US by Moon Marine USA Corporation, the raw, yellowfin tuna product, known as Nakaochi Scrape, is tuna backmeat that is scraped from the bones of tuna. It looks like raw ground tuna and is used in sushi, sashimi, ceviche, and other dishes. Those sickened ranged in age from less than 1 year to 86 years old. The median age was 30. Sixty percent of case patients were female. At least 55 people were hospitalized. No fatalities were reported. There were two outbreak strains. Most … [Read more...]

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