June 26, 2022

Salmonella at Chipotle in Minnesota Sickens 45

A Salmonella outbreak linked to food served at Chipotle restaurants in Minnesota has sickened 45 people since Wednesday, September 2, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The outbreak involves 17 locations, most of them located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Because many cases of salmonellosis go undiagnosed,  the number of those sickened is likely to be much higher and health officials want to alert people who have become ill with symptoms of salmonellosis to see a health care provider and mention the outbreak. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure and include fever, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody. Typically, these symptoms last between four and seven days.About  28 percent of cases require … [Read more...]

Andrew & Williamson Feels Bad for Victims, But Unsure if it is Salmonella Outbreak Source

There's a difference between feeling sorry for something and feeling bad about it. And Andrew and Williamson, the San Diego produce company identified by health officials as the likely source of the deadly cucumber Salmonella outbreak, wants families of those sickened or killed to know that it feels bad for them, but isn't sure it is responsible. In a statement issued today, coinciding with updates from the CDC and the FDA saying the outbreak has expanded to 30 states, with 341 sick, 70 hospitalized and two dead, the company said: "Our thoughts go out to the victims, their families and their loved ones. We want to let those who are affected know we are fully cooperating with health officials to ensure we are doing everything possible to learn if we are responsible and how this could … [Read more...]

Why Are Children so Sick in the Cucumber Salmonella Outbreak?

Children comprise 54% of the patients in the nationwide Salmonella outbreak linked to imported cucumbers. That means at least 157 kids are sick in 27 states across the country. Why are children more susceptible to these infections? Children are more susceptible because their immune systems are developing and haven't reached maturity. When bacteria enter your body, your immune system responds and tries to kill the invaders. Proteins called antibodies mark the bacterial cells, then T cells destroy the bacteria with a process called phagocytosis. This process becomes stronger and more efficient as you age, then it starts to decrease in the elderly. Children under the age of 5 are especially susceptible to bacterial infections, particularly E. coli and Salmonella infections. They will … [Read more...]

Salmonella in Pork Sickens 56 in Washington

At least 56 people in Washington have contracted Salmonella poisoning from eating contaminated pork. Five people were hospitalized. The outbreak includes residents from eight counties who ate the tainted meat at a variety of events. Some people reported eating pork from whole roasted pigs, cooked and served at private events before they became ill. Salmonellosis is an infection that develops when food or beverages contaminated with fecal matter containing  Salmonella bacteria is ingested. Symptoms, which include diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever, usually appear within six to 72 hours of exposure and last up to a week. In some cases, the diarrhea may be so severe that hospitalization is required. These patients can develop a more serious, sometimes fatal, infection that spreads from … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak at Open Source Bridge Conference in Portland

A Salmonella outbreak associated with the Open Source Bridge Conference at the Eliot Center in downtown Portland has sickened 53 people, according to the Multnomah County Health Department. Nine cases are lab-confirmed. The conference took place from June 23 to 26, 2015. The investigation is centering on about 100 different food items prepared through several catering sources. The food was served over a four-day period to about 500 people. Deputy Health Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines said in a statement, "we believe this was an isolated event that did not occur beyond the conference. We are monitoring illness in Oregon to assure that this is the case." Other states and the CDC have been informed of this outbreak. The investigators are collecting survey data from 223 participants and … [Read more...]

CDC Updates Barber Foods Chicken Salmonella Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated their investigation into the two Salmonella Enteritidis outbreaks in Minnesota and Wisconsin. One of the outbreaks is linked to Barber Foods frozen, raw, chicken products. In one outbreak, six people infected with this pathogenic bacteria are from Minnesota (5) and Wisconsin (1). Two persons have been hospitalized. In the other, three people infected with a different Salmonella strain in Minnesota have been reported. Two of those people have been hospitalized. Illness onset dates range from April 5, 2015 to June 23, 2015. No new illnesses have been reported since July 8, 2015. The recall of Barber Foods raw chicken products was expanded on July 12, 2015 to include more than 1.7 million pounds of food. The products … [Read more...]

Which Stores Sold Antioch Farms Chicken Linked to Salmonella Outbreak?

A Salmonella outbreak  linked to Antioch Farms frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu has sickened at least three people in Minnesota and may include illnesses in other states. Although epidemiological evidence has identified the product as the source of the outbreak, the company has not issued a recall. The only information consumers have been given regarding the product is that the packaging is marked with the code P-1358. But information from a recent outbreak linked to another Antioch Farms product may provide some answers. In October 2014, Antioch Farms frozen Chicken Kiev was linked to a Salmonella outbreak that sickened six people in Minnesota. A recall was issued for that product and a list of stores where it was sold was posted on the website of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food … [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...]

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...]

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