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We bring the most up-to-date news about food safety to the public. News about recalls of contaminated food, food poisoning outbreaks, and other food safety problems should not be swept under the rug. Food safety concerns should be brought to light sooner, so that outbreaks can be stopped in their tracks — before more unsuspecting families are harmed by the food they buy.

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Tippecanoe County Department of Health announced today that it is investigating a cluster of Salmonella cases linked to West Lafayette grocery store La Aldea Grocery Store at 2801 Klondike Road. The TC DOH department is coordinating with the state Department of Health on its investigation into this La Aldea Store Salmonella Outbreak. What We Know About this La Aldea Store Salmonella Outbreak The health department has not yet released any information about the number of…
Legionnaires disease is most commonly brought on by inhaling mists that come from a contaminated water source containing Legionella pneumophila bacteria. People may be exposed to these mists from whirlpool spas, showers, hotel pools, and air conditioning cooling towers, but it is not passed from person-to-person. However, the bacteria can colonize and grow anywhere under the appropriate conditions and where water is present, such as drinking fountains and ice dispensers.  Where Is Legionnaires Disease Commonly…
Legionnaires disease is a form of severe pneumonia caused by a bacterium known as, ‘Legionella,’ which naturally exists in freshwater but can grow and become dangerous in man-made settings if the water isn’t properly maintained. Thousands of people in the U.S. suffer from this lung infection and are hospitalized each year. If you experience any signs or symptoms of Legionnaires disease, it is extremely important to see a doctor immediately.  Signs & Symptoms to Watch…
Outbreaks of Legionnaires disease are preventable, but requires meticulous cleaning of water systems and precautionary measures that do not allow the growth of Legionella bacteria. Implementing proper maintenance strategies for water systems in large buildings or structures is the best strategy for preventing infections. This is especially important in locations such as hotels, hospitals, and long-term care facilities, where Legionella bacteria are commonly found.  Preventative Measures for Legionnaires Disease Some of the strategies that should…
Legionnaires disease was first identified in 1976, when more than 200 visitors at the Philadelphia American Legion convention contracted the potentially fatal strain of pneumonia. Which led to the death of 34 people. After an in-depth investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it became known to the public that Legionella pneumophila bacteria has the ability to manifest in man-made water systems around the world.   The Mystery Illness Within the days following…
One infant is dead after using Maison Terre’s Goldenseal Root Powder. Maison Terre has initiated a Goldenseal Root Powder Recall all lots of its Goldenseal Root Powder, purchased from Starwest Botanicals, Sacramento, CA, and repackaged to the consumer level due to microbial contamination. FDA laboratory analysis of product samples found these products to be contaminated with various microorganisms including: Enterobacter cloacae, Cronobacter sakazakii, Cronobacter dublinensis, among others. The company that repackaged and distributed this product, Maison Terre,…
On the heels of a Salmonella Onion outbreak and a listeria fruit panic, we now have concerning news about peaches. There is a new multi-state outbreak of Salmonella linked to peaches. So far 68 people in 9 states are sick – 23 of which reside in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug…
Recent Atlanta Legionnaires Disease Outbreaks: CDC Atlanta Legionnaires Disease Investigation In the latest Atlanta Legionnaires disease investigation, the CDC has closed several buildings it leases in Atlanta after their cooling towers have tested positive for Legionella.  “During the recent closures at our leased space in Atlanta, working through the General Services Administration (GSA), CDC directed the landlord to take protective actions,” the CDC said in a statement to CNN.  “Despite their best efforts, CDC…
When you are a huge retailer like Giant Food, it is typical that you are involved in food recalls, and sometimes outbreaks. On its website, Giant Food Salmonella Recall provides recall information. Without further ado, here are the latest Giant Food Salmonella Recall notices: Giant Food Salmonella Recall Onions Giant Food is among the retailers involved in the latest Giant Food Salmonella Recall linked to onions. According to their website, Giant Food is recalling…
When you are a huge retailer like Giant Eagle, it is typical that you are involved in food recalls, and sometimes outbreaks. On its website, Giant Eagle Salmonella Recall provides recall information. Without further ado, here are the latest Giant Eagle Salmonella Recall notices: Giant Eagle Salmonella Recall Onions Giant Eagle is among the retailers involved in the latest Giant Eagle Salmonella Recall linked to onions. According to their website, Giant Eagle is recalling…