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Sprouts Recall for Listeria, Deaths Reported

November 13, 2014 by


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that consumers do not eat any products produced by Wholesome Soy Products, Inc. Restaurants and retailers should not sell or serve them. On August 28, 2014, Wholesome Soy Products conducted a  recall of mung bean sprouts due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination after FDA isolated […]

18 with E.coli from Raw Clover Sprouts

June 27, 2014 by


As of June 27, 2014, a total of 18 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121 (STEC O121) have been reported from five states. CDC has identified the likely source as Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, LLC of Idaho. Since the last update on June 10, 2014, one additional case has been […]

17 E.coli cases from Evergreen Fresh Sprouts

June 13, 2014 by


As of June 9, 2014, a total of 17 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121 (STEC O121) have been reported from five states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Idaho (3), Michigan (1), Montana (2), Utah (1), and Washington (10). The number of […]

Jimmy John’s E. coli outbreak linked to raw clover sprouts – 5 hospitalizations

May 21, 2014 by


Olympia, WA — An outbreak of E. coli cases led state health officials to warn consumers not to eat raw clover sprouts from an Idaho producer. The sprouts under investigation are linked to seven confirmed and three probable cases of E. coli O121 illnesses in Washington and Idaho. Five of those patients were hospitalized; there […]

Court order keeps Alfred Louie, Inc. from production until it cleans up

December 5, 2013 by


Alfred Louie, Inc. has agreed under terms of a court order not to process or distribute food until it cleans up the unsanitary conditions found by U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors. Judge Garland E. Burrell, Jr. of the Eastern District of California has approved a consent decree of permanent injunction against Alfred Louie, Inc., and […]

10 Foods to Avoid While FDA Inspections Are Shut Down – US Food Safety’s Take

October 12, 2013 by


There are ten foods to avoid while the FDA is shutdown according to   US Food Safety is publishing the list and links to our blogs about the foods and outbreaks we have reported. Number 10:  Berries (25 outbreaks, 3,397 reported illnesses) Though Hepatitis A was responsible for a nationwide outbreak in 1997, 80 percent […]

Dozens hit by illness at health worker convention

September 19, 2013 by


by Doug Powell I can’t count the number of times I’ve been served raw sprouts at some food safety function. Or departmental meeting involving science types who should know better.       Preaching and practice are different things, I guess. Erie County Health Department officials in Ohio are still running tests and going through questionnaires in an […]