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Raw milk linked to Brucella bacteria exposure

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Got raw milk? It’s a slogan used by Texas-based K-Bar dairy, which is currently in the limelight for illnesses spanning seven states linked to Brucella bacteria found in its raw milk, which had not undergone pasteurization to kill germs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas State Department of Health Services have received reports of people who drank K-Bar’s milk and have symptoms of brucellosis in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Ohio, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas, according to a CDC press release. “It’s very important for people who drank raw milk from this dairy to seek treatment ... Read More

More Maradol papayas recalled due to Salmonella risk

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Bravo Produce Inc., of San Ysidro, California, is recalling Maradol papayas, grown by Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecomán y Costa Alegre SPR of RL and packed by Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de RL de CV, because laboratory testing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed Salmonella in some of the papayas. Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause infections that can be serious or life threatening in some people, including children, the elderly and individuals with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, Salmonella infection can result ... Read More

Country Fresh diced vegetables recalled

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Country Fresh Orlando is recalling 5,999 cases of various diced vegetables because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. The diced vegetables include Fajita Blend, Stir Fry Vegetable, and Vegetable Kabob, distributed to Southeastern Grocers in Florida; Green Pepper Diced distributed to Southeastern Grocers in Florida and ... Read More

USDA FoodKeeper App now includes recall notices

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) FoodKeeper app aims to help consumers properly store food and beverages, maximizing freshness and quality while also helping prevent foodborne illnesses. The app has now integrated food safety recalls into its platform. “This is a great way for the public to stay informed when food is recalled,” Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Carmen Rottenberg said in a release. “The FoodKeeper app is a very handy and easy to use tool; and it reflects USDA’s commitment to provide the public with information and knowledge to help them make informed decisions.” Depending on preference, ... Read More

Hepatitis A Outbreak Prompts Overhaul of Hawaii’s Food Safety Rules

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The State of Hawaii has enacted new food safety rules a year after the state’s largest-ever outbreak of Hepatitis A linked to imported scallops infected about 300 and exposed hundreds more. As of Saturday, Sept. 7, the Hawaii Department of Health requires all “food establishments” to have at least one “person in charge” who possesses a food handlers education certificate present at all times the business is preparing and serving food. Food handler certification is offered in Hawaii both in traditional classes and online by a multitude of sources. The training and subsequent test typically cost $0-$15 and take less ... Read More

Two tons of chicken kabobs recalled

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An estimated 20,000 pounds of Expresco Goods Inc. chicken kabobs have been recalled after U.S. officials found Listeria monocytogenes during a routine foreign shipment inspection of the Canadian company’s imports. Both Expresco and West End Cuisine brand chicken kabobs are under recall, according to Food Safety News. No adverse events have been reported in relation to the fully cooked chicken kabobs packaged on Aug. 9, 2017, and Aug. 15, 2017. However, listeriosis, caused by the germ Listeria monocytogenes, can cause serious infection in those who eat contaminated food, particularly for newborns, those who are pregnant, older adults and people with ... Read More

Salmonella Outbreak Likely Linked To Arkansas Restaurant

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Arkansas health officials investigating an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses say epidemiological tests conducted so far point to a restaurant in Stuttgart, Arkansas, to be the likely source of the foodborne illness. As many as 30 people have been sickened by Salmonella infection possibly tied to the outbreak, but only four of those have been confirmed. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) said that it continues to collect biological specimens from patients reporting to hospitals with symptoms of Salmonella infection. The ADH said that its tests so far suggest that the Chuck Wagon Restaurant in Stuttgart is the likely source of the ... Read More

Utah Woman Sues Costco For E. Coli Injuries

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A Utah woman who contracted a severe and debilitating form of E. coli illness after eating chicken salad linked to a multistate outbreak is suing Costco, alleging it permanently ruined her health, quality of life, and acting aspirations. Chloe Rodgerson was just 18 years old when she became extremely sick after eating Costco chicken salad in October 2015. She started to vomit blood and her health deteriorated to the point where she was left fighting for her life in intensive care. No connection was made between her illness and the chicken salad immediately, so doctors were testing Ms. Rodgerson for ... Read More

Comfy Cow ice cream recalled

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Several Comfy Cow ice cream products may cause your tummy to feel anything but. The company announced a recall of several assorted varieties of ice cream pints that may be contaminated with the diarrhea-causing bacteria E.coli. The potential contamination is no laughing matter. E.coli bacteria can cause diarrhea and dehydration. Most people infected recover, but the bacteria can be deadly so if illness is suspected, medical attention is advised. No illnesses related to these recalled ice cream products have been reported to date. The recall involves Comfy Cow brand pints of Banana Pudding Y’all, Chocolate Squared2, Cookies and Cream, Cow Trax, ... Read More

Norovirus Linked To Ohio Donut Shop Sickens 230

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More than 230 were sickened by an outbreak of Norovirus linked to a Maumee, Ohio donut shop. Health officials say the number of people affected continues to climb. The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department said the Norovirus outbreak was traced to Mama C’s Donuts, a suburban Toledo restaurant that has been serving the community for years. “I was texted Sunday morning about 2 a.m. or so that there was something going on. Monday morning, we came in and started the investigation and found out that at this point in time the investigation is looking to Mama C’s out in Maumee relative ... Read More