September 20, 2020

Logan County Salmonella Outbreak in Colorado Sickens 17

A Logan County Salmonella outbreak in Colorado has sickened at least 17 people, according to a news report in the Sterling Journal-advocate. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment states that the cluster of Salmonella infections is in northeastern counties in the state. The outbreak is being investigated along with the Northeast Colorado Health Department. The illness onset dates range from August 1, 2020 and September 17, 2020. Eleven of those seventeen cases are in Logan County. The typical number of Salmonella illnesses in those six counties is less than 12 in August and September. Public health officials have not determined a single common exposure for all of the cases. The investigation is ongoing. Salmonella is a reportable illness, so doctors will report … [Read more...]

Canadian Red Onion Salmonella Outbreak Grows Again: No Change in U.S.

The Canadian red onion Salmonella outbreak has grown again, but there is no change in U.S. numbers. The United States outbreak has not been updated by the CDC or FDA since September 1, 2020, when that agency reported at least 1,021 sick in 47 states. Illnesses in both countries have a similar genetic fingerprint, which means they likely share a common source of infection. Both outbreaks have been linked to onions grown and exported by Thomson International of Bakersfield, California. Red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada because of the way onions are grown and processed. Secondary recalls have also been issued for products made with those onions. Onions grown in Canada are not suspected in this outbreak. In Canada, at least 506 … [Read more...]

Did You Know Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Ground Beef Are Common?

People who are familiar with food poisoning outbreaks are used to linking ground beef to E. coli illnesses. And it is true that there have been four multistate E. coli outbreaks linked to ground beef since 2013. But did you know that Salmonella outbreaks linked to ground beef are fairly common? E. coli, especially E. coli O157:H7, lives in the guts of cows. The animals don't get sick from that pathogen. When the cow is slaughtered, the bacteria can escape from the guts and contaminate the meat. When the meat is ground, the pathogen is mixed all through it. Then when burgers are made from that beef and are not fully cooked to 160°F, pathogens can remain active and will cause illnesses. Recognizing that this product can be contaminated with Salmonella, the USDA proposed changes to … [Read more...]

Canada Peach Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 48; U.S. Numbers Unchanged

The Canada peach Salmonella outbreak has now sickened 48 people in that country, while the case count in the United States remains the same at 78 sick. Since the last update on August 13, 2020, there are 15 more confirmed illnesses. Officials say that peaches imported from the United States, more specifically Wawona peaches, are the probable source of this outbreak. There is no evidence to suggest that any peaches grown in Canada are associated with illnesses. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a consumer advisory for peaches recalled by Prima Wawona that were sold from June 1, 2020 to August 22, 2020 in Canada. The brand names of the recalled peaches are: Extrafresh, Harvest Sweet, Prima, Sweet 2 Eat, Sweet O, Sweet Value, Wawona, and Wegmans. Do not eat, use, … [Read more...]

Canadian Salmonella Onion Outbreak Sickens 457 in 7 Provinces

The Canadian Salmonella onion outbreak has now sickened at least 457 people in seven provinces. This is and increase of 78 more cases since the last update on August 21, 2020. There is a Salmonella outbreak linked to onions in the U.S. that has sickened at least 869 people in 47 states. Illnesses in both countries are related through a similar genetic fingerprint. The outbreak in both countries is linked to red onions imported into the country from the United States. Several recalls of red, yellow, white, and sweet onions from Thomson International of Bakersfield, California have been issued in relation to this outbreak. Other varieties of onions are also recalled because of the potential for cross-contamination. Onions grown in Canada are not part of this outbreak. The case … [Read more...]

Wawona Salmonella Peaches Recalled In More Countries

Wawona Salmonella Peaches are being recalled in more countries around the globe, after being linked to an outbreak in the U.S. and in Canada. As of August 28, 2020, the governments of Canada, Singapore, and New Zealand have issued recalls. And information received by the FDA indicates that the recalled peaches were shipped to the countries of Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates. The FDA is sharing information with the food safety authorities in those countries. In the U.S., the case count remains at 78 sick in 12 states and 23 hospitalized, as of August 28, 2020. The last illness onset date was August 3, 2020. The case count by state is: Connecticut (1), … [Read more...]

Crazy Fresh Peach Salsa Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Russ Davis Wholesale is recalling Crazy Fresh Peach Salsa, Quick & Easy Peach Salsa, and Clear Label Peach Salsa for possible Salmonella contamination. These products were made with Wawona Packing peaches which were recalled for Salmonella. There is a multistate Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to Wawona peaches, but Russ Davis Wholesale has not received any reports of illness related to their products. The products were sold in retail stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wyoming. In addition, some containers of peach salsa may have been purchased from the deli counter at grocery stores in Ortonville, Minnesota; Cross Lake, Minnesota; and Tipton, Iowa. And five Bountiful Fresh gift baskets made with the recalled peaches were … [Read more...]

Which Stores Sold Peaches Recalled For Possible Salmonella Bacteria?

The latest outbreak in the U.S. and Canada linked to recalled Wawona peaches has sickened 101 people in both countries. Several recalls, including one secondary recall, have been issued in the U.S. and Canada. So which U.S. stores sold peaches recalled for possible Salmonella? And which brand names and products have been recalled? We have collected all of the recalls in the United States here in one place for your information. According to recalls posted at the FDA web site and on individual grocery chain web sites, the peaches were most likely sold at ALDI, Target, Walmart, Wegmans, Kroger, Jay-C, King Soopers, City Market, Fry's, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Smiths, Costco, Sam's Club, Hannaford, Food Lion, and Stop & Shop stores. For information on the peaches sold at … [Read more...]

Peach Salmonella Outbreak Appears in Canada With 33 Sick

Another country is now affected by the peach Salmonella outbreak. As of August 23, 2020, at least 33 people in Canada are ill with Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to peaches imported from the United States. This outbreak has a similar genetic fingerprint to the Salmonella outbreak in the U.S. that is also linked to Wawona Packing peaches. The case count by province is: Ontario (22) and Quebec (11). The patient age range is 0 to 91 years. No deaths have been reported. Illness onset dates range from June to August 2020. A consumer advisory has been issued by the Canadian Food Inspection  Agency (CFIA) for peaches recalled by Prima Wawona. The peaches were sold in Canada from June 1, 2020 to August 22, 2020. They were sold under these brand names: Extrafresh Harvest … [Read more...]

FDA Updates the Salmonella Peach Outbreak With More Recall Information

The FDA has updated the multistate Salmonella peach outbreak with more information about where recalled peaches were sold. As of August 22, 2020, there are 68 people in 9 states who are sick with Salmonella Enteritidis infections that the CDC says is linked to peaches. Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled peaches packed by or supplied by Prima Wawona or products made with them. If you purchased any of the following recalled products, which include bagged peaches, loose or bulk peaches, and products made with those peaches, do not eat them, even if some have been eaten without anyone getting sick. Not every peach may be contaminated. And if you aren't sure where the peaches you bought came from, throw them out. The FDA is recommending that … [Read more...]

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