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Collaborative investigation efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory agencies indicate that Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with Sea Salt, manufactured by Sunland, Inc. of Portales, New Mexico, is a likely source of this outbreak. On October 12, 2012, Sunland, Inc. expanded its ongoing recall to include raw and roasted shelled and in-shell peanuts. FDA testing has found the presence of Salmonella bacteria in raw peanuts from the peanut…
On The Border:  Lynn Terry of the Oregonian reports this afternoon that the Salmonella outbreak traced to a Mexican restaurant in Vancouver, Washington has continued to grow. Clark County Public Health officials have confirmed 13 cases of salmonella poisoning and 33 probable cases.  Three people were hospitalized after eating at On the Border, located at 1505 S.E. 164th Ave. Two of them have been released. Both patrons and employees were infected. Lab tests so far…
According to the FDA, Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with Sea Salt is likely link to the 29 Salmonella bredeney illnesses that have been reported from 18 states.  According to eFoodAlert, CDC has not released a list of affected states; however, some of the states have issued their own Alerts. These include: Maryland (1 case) Massachusetts (3 cases) Minnesota (1) New York (1 case) North Carolina (1 case) Pennsylvania
Collaborative investigation efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory agencies indicate that mangoes are a likely source of this outbreak. On August 29, Splendid Products of Burlingame, California issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of Daniella brand mangoes because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. On September 13, FDA placed Agricola Daniella on Import Alert. This means that Agricola Daniella mangoes will be denied admission into the United States unless…
A total of 270 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium (240 persons) and Salmonella Newport (30 persons) have been reported from 26 states. The number of ill persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (16), Arkansas (6), California (2), Florida (1), Georgia (9), Iowa (10), Illinois (26), Indiana (24), Kentucky (70), Massachusetts (2), Maryland (1), Michigan (6), Minnesota (5), Missouri (15), Mississippi…
An investigation by provincial and federal health authorities into an outbreak of illness caused by Salmonella Braenderup has led to a recall of certain Daniella brand mangoes sold between July 12 and August 14, 2012, due to possible contamination with Salmonella. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall, reports that these mangoes may have been distributed to British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon. Location and…
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that a total of 141 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium had been reported from 20 states linked to Indiana grown cantaloupe.  The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (7), Arkansas (3), California (2), Georgia (1), Illinois (17), Indiana (13), Iowa (7), Kentucky (50), Michigan (6), Minnesota (3),…
On April 2, 2012 Mecklenburg County Health Department (MCHD) received a complaint via the MCHD website of a foodborne illness thought to be linked to food prepared and served at Toast of Dilworth, a restaurant located at 2400 Park Road in Charlotte. The complainant, Brian McWherter, described a family gathering for brunch at the Toast of Dilworth on March 25. Four out of 6 family members became ill within 24 hours after the meal. Mr.…
CDC reports today:  A total of 66 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Montevideo have been reported from 20 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alaska (1), California (2), Colorado (1), Georgia (1), Illinois (1), Indiana (8), Iowa (2), Kansas (10), Kentucky (1), Massachusetts (1), Missouri (22), Nebraska (5), Nevada (1), New York (1), North Carolina (1), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (4), South Dakota (1), Vermont (1),…
A total of 22 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis have been reported. Twenty ill persons have been reported from 13 states and two ill persons have been reported from Canada. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (2), California (1), Connecticut (1), Illinois (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (3), North Carolina (3), New Jersey (1), New York (1), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (1) and…