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50 New Illnesses, 2 Deaths Linked Salmonella-Contaminated Cucumbers

A massive outbreak of Salmonella illnesses linked to cucumbers from Mexico that started last July continues to infect people across the U.S., with 50 more cases reported in 16 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The CDC update was the latest in a series of updates and recall expansions that ran from Sept. 4, 2015 to Nov. 19. To date, 888 illnesses and six deaths have been connected to the same Salmonella outbreak. Illnesses have been reported in 39 states since the outbreak began. Whole genome sequencing of Salmonella isolates collected from sickened people and from ... Read More

Trader Joe’s announces cashew recall due to Salmonella concerns

Popular specialty foods chain Trader Joe’s has announced a recall of its raw cashew pieces due to the potential presence of Salmonella within one of its shipped lots. Although no other lots of raw cashew pieces tested positive for Salmonella by the FDA’s contract laboratory, Trader Joe’s opted to recall all lots of the cashews in order to ensure the safety of its customers. The cashew recall impacts all of Trader Joe’s 16-ounce non-resealable bags marked with date code labels reading, “BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4.” Store locations in the following states received the potentially affected cashew pieces:  Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, ... Read More

Asafoetida powder recalled due to Salmonella contamination

L.G Compounded Asafoetida Powder, a homeopathic product used to treat everything from bronchitis to digestive issues, made by Shakti Group USA LLC, is being recalled because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The recall was initiated after Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing on a sample of the asafoetida powder revealed that the finished products contain the bacteria. The recall involves 50 gm and 100 gm sizes of L.G Compounded Asafoetida Powder, both coded with the ... Read More

Chipotle faces criminal charges over norovirus outbreak

Chipotle Mexican Grill reported a nauseating 30 percent sales drop for the month of December, thanks to a deluge of foodborne illness outbreaks at several of its restaurants that resulted in temporary closings at some locations and a federal criminal investigation. In a regulatory filing, the burrito bar chain of restaurants said it was asked to produce numerous documents related to a norovirus outbreak this summer at one of its restaurants in Simi Valley, Calif. The company said the investigation did not involve the E. coli outbreak that sickened at least 47 people and resulted in the closing of 43 ... Read More

Chipotle restaurants linked to new cases of E. coli

There is more bad news for Chipotle Mexican Grill. The burrito restaurant chain has been linked to a second outbreak of E. coli – the latest in a string of foodborne illnesses traced back to Chipotle restaurants across the United States. Five people in North Dakota, Kansas and Oklahoma have fallen ill with the bacteria between Nov. 18 and Nov. 26. All those sickened claimed to have eaten at a Chipotle restaurant during the week before they became sick. Weeks earlier, a different strain of E. coli sickened 46 people who claimed to have eaten at Chipotle in the days before ... Read More

Officials identify norovirus as cause of illness as more Boston College Chipotle eaters fall ill

The number of Boston College students sickened after eating at a local Chipotle Mexican Grill has jumped from 30 to more than 120, and Boston Public Health Department officials have confirmed that the illness was caused by the so-called vomiting bug, norovirus. The source of the outbreak, however, remains under investigation. Authorities have centered on the Cleveland Circle Chipotle location, which was closed after reports of illnesses. The Boston outbreak is the latest in a string of foodborne illnesses linked to Chipotle restaurants across the country. Last month, the burrito chain closed 43 restaurants in Seattle and Portland after at least ... Read More

30 Boston College students sickened after eating at Chipotle

Chipotle Mexican Grill just can’t get a break. The popular burrito chain is now the subject of yet another food poisoning incident, this time affecting 30 Boston College students. The news comes just weeks after the chain closed 43 restaurants in Seattle and Portland after at least 47 people fell ill from E. coli over a two-week period, and mere months after the restaurant was linked to dozens of salmonella infections in Minnesota, and another 100 norovirus infections in California. Chipotle temporarily closed its Cleveland Circle restaurant in Boston, the location where the sickened Boston College students had reportedly eaten, ... Read More

CDC Links Salmonella Outbreak To Nut Butter Spreads

An Oregon-based producer of organic, sprouted nut butter spreads has recalled all of its nut-based products after a group of patients sickened with salmonella in several states reported eating the nut butter. Investigators with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Thursday that an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses linked to sprouted nut butters made by JEM Raw Chocolate LLC has spread to California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey and Oregon. Eleven people have been sickened after consuming the spreads. The first illness was reported on ... Read More

Chipotle closes 43 restaurants after latest food poisoning scare

Chipotle Mexican Grill closed 43 restaurants in Seattle and Portland after more than 20 people fell ill from E. coli over a two-week period. Six of the shuttered restaurants were linked to illnesses, which causes abdominal cramping, and severe and occasionally bloody diarrhea. The E. coli outbreak comes just two months after tomatoes at the restaurants were linked to dozens of diarrhea-causing salmonella infections in Minnesota, and a few months after a single Chipotle location in California was blamed for infecting nearly 100 customers with norovirus, the so-called vomiting bug. Chipotle restaurant chains boast simple, unprocessed ingredients that they say their competitors do ... Read More

Two More Peanut Corporation of America Managers Get Prison Terms

A federal judge in Albany, Ga., sentenced two additional Peanut Corporation of America managers to prison Thursday for their roles in a nationwide 2009 outbreak of Salmonella poisoning linked to contaminated peanut products. Samuel Lightsey, 50, a former operations manager at PCA’s Blakely, Ga., plant was sentenced to 36 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Daniel Kilgore, 46, a former operations manager at the same plant, was sentenced to 72 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. The sentences followed the Sept. 21 sentencing of PCA owner and chief Stewart Parnell, 61, ... Read More