August 14, 2022

Barber Foods Chicken Kiev Salmonella Outbreak Grows

The Salmonella outbreak linked to Barber Foods frozen, raw, stuffed Chicken Kiev has sickened two more people according to the USDA. Based on epidemiological evidence and traceback investigations, six case-patients have been identified in Minnesota and Wisconsin. That is an increase of two patients since the last update 5 days ago. Those patients became ill from April 5, 2015 to June 23, 2015. They are sick with Salmonella Enteritidis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not updated their investigation report since July 8, 2015. Barber Foods has expanded the recall of their product to include more than 1.7 million pounds. The original recall on July 2, 2015 was for 58,000 pounds. The government is concerned that some product is still in consumer's freezers. … [Read more...]

Barber Foods Recalls More Frozen Raw Chicken for Salmonella

Barber Foods is recalling about 1,707,494 pounds of frozen, raw stuffed Chicken Kiev products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. The first recall on July 2, 2015 was for 58,320 pounds of the product. There is an outbreak associated with this recall. A cluster of illnesses in Minnesota was reported on June 24, 2015. The chicken products were produced between February 17 and May 20, 2015. The recall now includes all products associated with contaminated source material (raw chicken). The recalled items are 2 pound 4 ounce cardboard boxes each containing 6 individually pouched pieces of "BARBER FOODS PREMIUM ENTREES BREADED-BONELESS RAW STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS WITH RIB MEAT KIEV". The use by/sell by dates are April 28, 2016, May 20, 2016 and July 21, 2016. The Lot … [Read more...]

Tarheel Q NC Salmonella Outbreak Now at 262 Sickened

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the Salmonella outbreak at the Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington, North Carolina has now sickened at least 262 people. Most of those sickened live in Davidson County. Public health officials are still asking anyone who became ill with diarrhea within four days after they ate food or drank beverages at the Tarheel Q on or after Saturday, June 6, 2015, to call the Davidson County Health Department's hotline at 336-242-2300. This information is crucial to determine the size of the outbreak. Of the 262 sickened so far, patients live in 20 North Carolina counties and five other states. Of the North Carolina cases, 73% live in Davidson County and Davie County. Fifty-eight percent are male, 42% are between the ages of … [Read more...]

Tarheel Q Salmonella Outbreak Case Total Now 248; One Dead

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, there are 248 people in 6 states sickened with a "diarrheal illness" after eating at the Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington, North Carolina. Those symptoms are consistent with a Salmonella infection. This data is current as of July 1, 2015. Most of those sickened live in Davidson and Davie counties. Lab testing indicates that a BBQ sample and a sample from a patient who got sick at the beginning of this outbreak are both positive for Salmonella Typhimurium. Both samples have the same PFGE pattern. More than 50 additional clinical specimens are at the state lab, waiting results. The food that contained the bacteria may have been improperly cooked, may have been contaminated after cooking through … [Read more...]

Tarheel Q Restaurant NC Salmonella Outbreak Toll Reaches 197

According to the North Carolina Department of Heath and Human Services, the Salmonella outbreak among those who ate at the Tarheel Q restaurant has now sickened 197 people in 7 states as of noon Friday June 26, 2015. Those people are sick with a diarrheal illness. The restaurant is located on Highway 64 in Lexington, North Carolina. Laboratory testing has found that the BBQ sample and a sample from a patient who become sick at the beginning of the outbreak are both positive for Salmonella Typhimurium. Both samples have the same DNA, or PFGE fingerprint. More than 20 additional clinical specimens are pending results at the state laboratory. Of those 197 patients, 54% are male, 43% are between the ages of 20 and 49. Most of the patients who live in North Carolina are from Davidson and … [Read more...]

Illnesses, Lawsuits Mount in Boise Co-Op Salmonella Outbreak

Illnesses and lawsuits continue to mount in the Salmonella outbreak linked to deli food at the Boise Co Op. At least 280 people were sickened by food they purchased at the co-op between June 1-10. Several lawsuits have been filed on behalf of those sickened. All of those who became sick with symptoms of Salmonella poisoning including nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps ate food from the deli. Some of them said they had eaten sandwiches. Health officials have identified turkey, tomato and onions as contaminated food sources. It’s not clear how the food became contaminated, but cross-contamination may have played a role. The deli was temporarily closed after it was linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has become one of the largest in Idaho history. Health officials worked with … [Read more...]

With 250 Ill, Boise Co-Op Salmonella Outbreak is one of Idaho’s Largest

After a two-and-a-half hour inspection on Friday, the Central District Health Department cleared the deli at Boise Co-Op deli to reopen. The deli was temporarily closed after it was linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has become one of the largest in Idaho history. About 250 people were sickened by food that was served in the deli between June 1 and June 10. Food sources were identified as turkey, tomato and onions. It's not clear how the food became contaminated, but cross-contamination may have played a role. Health officials worked with deli management on a redesign of workflow to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Some of those changes included adding a sink, increasing food safety training for employees and using color-coded cutting boards to prevent … [Read more...]

Turkey, Tomatoes, Onions Suspect in Boise Co-op Salmonella Outbreak

Turkey, tomatoes, and onions from the deli at the Boise Co-op in Idaho have tested positive for Salmonella, according to several news reports. The Boise Co-op Facebook page states that lab results confirmed Salmonella was found in several foods from the deli. A notice on the Central District Health Department page states that anyone who thinks they have had Salmonella symptoms following the consumption of food purchased at the Boise Co-op deli after June 1, 2015 and has not sought medical attention should call the CDHD. Please provide contact information in your message. The tests of those who have seen a doctor and tested positive for the bacteria will automatically be forwarded to CDHD. A hotline has been set up to field calls and questions at 208-321-2222. Public health officials … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak at Ohio Heritage Corner Health Campus

A Salmonella outbreak has sickened at least eighteen people at the Heritage Corner Health Campus in Bowling Green, Ohio. The Wood County Health District has been investigating the outbreak since June 9, 2015. County officials are collaborating with the Ohio Department of Health, a member of the Outbreak Response and Bioterrorism Investigation Team, and a Food Safety Specialist with the Ohio Department of Health Food Safety Program. Heritage Corner is cooperating with the investigation. Heritage Corner Health Campus offers independent and assisted living to senior citizens. The facility also offers hospice care, skilled rehab, and houses a child care center. Public health officials are interviewing those sickened about foods they ate and other possible exposure routes before they … [Read more...]

Kenosha, Wisconsin Los Corrales Salmonella Outbreak Grows

According to the Kenosha County Division of Health, the Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 60 people may be associated with the Supermercado Los Corrales market in Kenosha, Wisconsin. That supermarket is at 3933 52nd Street in Kenosha. The source of the outbreak has not been definitively confirmed as of May 19, 2015. Those sickened purchased and ate food, particularly pork carnitas, from that market over Mother's Day weekend earlier this month. So far, two people have tested positive for the same strain of Salmonella bacteria. The investigation started on May 15, 2015 when the Division of health received positive Salmonella lab reports. Salmonella infections are reportable illnesses. Public health officials are currently interviewing patients and more lab testing is … [Read more...]

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