July 25, 2024

Extra Danger in Foster Farms Chicken Salmonella Outbreak

The type of Salmonella making people sick in the Foster Farms chicken outbreak is putting victims in the hospital at an alarming rate, has proven to be resistant to antibiotics and is causing blood infections at an abnormally high rate, according to state and federal infectious disease experts. Foodborne pathogens that are resistant to drug treatment aren't new, officials say, but the Foster Farms outbreak is a clear example of how food safety is becoming more important. "With so many people being treated at hospitals for illnesses related to food poisoning by Foster Farms, this outbreak is showing more and more people what a burden it can be to stack contaminated food into our grocery aisles,'' said Fred Pritzker, a food safety lawyer representing victims of the outbreak. Pritzker said … [Read more...]

Bolthouse Farms Carrot Chips Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Bolthouse Farms is recalling a limited number of bagged carrot chips for possible Salmonella contamination. The company, based in Bakersfield Calif., was notified on October 31, 2012 that an inspection detected the possibility of Salmonella in the single 16-ounce bag that was tested. There have been no reports of consumer illness. The products under recall are 16-ounce bags with "best if used by" dates of Nov. 12 and Nov. 13, 2012 that bear the UPC number  71464 17209. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it. About 5,600 cases of the 16-ounce bags were shipped to retail customers in the United States and Canada. Consumers can return the product to the store where they purchased it for an exchange or full refund. Located in California’s  San Joaquin Valley, … [Read more...]

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