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CDC Food safety alert: do not eat, serve, or sell any romaine lettuce

November 20, 2018 by

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CDC is advising consumers, restaurants, and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell any romaine lettuce as it investigates an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine.  Read the investigation announcement: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html(https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html). Key Points: CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states and Canada, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are […]

CDC: Multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to raw chicken products

October 18, 2018 by

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Outbreak highlights: Ninety-two people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis have been reported from 29 states. Twenty-one people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence(https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/outbreaks/investigating-outbreaks/index.html) indicates that many types of raw chicken products from a variety of sources are contaminated with Salmonella Infantis and are making people […]

CDC: Food category responsible for the most outbreak illnesses was chicken (3,114 illnesses )

August 3, 2018 by

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CDC: report Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks — United States, 2009–2015 Foods Outbreak investigators identified a food in 2,442 outbreaks (42%). These outbreaks resulted in 51,341 illnesses (51%) (Table 3). The food reported belonged to a single food category in 1,281 outbreaks (22%). The food category most commonly implicated was fish (222 outbreaks [17%]), followed […]

Update on E. coli infections from Romaine Lettuce

May 10, 2018 by

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What’s New? •Twenty-eight more ill people from 12 states were added to this investigation since the last update on May 2, 2018. •Four more states have reported ill people: Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Texas •The most recent illness started on April 25, 2018. Illnesses that occurred in the last two to three weeks might […]

CDC: 1 Death, 121 people ill, 25 states, 52 hospitalizations from E. coli linked to Romaine Lettuce

May 2, 2018 by

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Today’s update from CDC and Romaine Lettuce. What’s New? Twenty-three more ill people from 10 states were added to this investigation since the last update on April 27, 2018. One death was reported from California. Three more states have reported ill people: Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Utah. The most recent illness started on April 21, 2018. Illnesses […]

Food Safety Smarts

September 8, 2016 by

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Food Safety Smarts from CDC Use these tools and tips to help prevent food poisoning. Your kitchen is filled with food safety tools that, when used properly, can help keep you and your loved ones healthy. Learn how to make the most of these tools so that your kitchen is your home’s food safety headquarters. […]

CDC version: 4 dead, 33 sickened from Listeria linked to Dole packaged greens

August 26, 2016 by

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by Doug Powell The U.S. Centers for Disease Control came out with a summary of its investigation of Listeria in Dole packaged leafy greens produced at its Columbus, Ohio plant. In September 2015, PulseNet, the national molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease surveillance, identified a cluster of Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) clinical isolates indistinguishable by two-enzyme […]