Food Poison Journal

Food Poisoning Outbreaks and Litigation: Surveillance and Analysis

Henry Avocado Corporation is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados sold in bulk at retail stores because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The corporation issued the voluntary recall due to positive test results on environmental samples taken during a routine government inspection at its California packing facility. There are no reported illnesses associated with this recall. “We are voluntarily recalling our products and taking every action possible to ensure the safety of…
Del Monte Fresh Produce – 200 Sick As of September 5, 2018, 250 people were infected with Cyclospora reported from 4 states. A list of the states and the number of cases in each can be found in the Case Count Maps page. Illnesses started on dates ranging from May 14, 2018 to June 20, 2018. Ill people ranged in age from 13–79 years with a median age of 45. Among ill people, 52% were…
CHICAGO, Illinois – A lawsuit will be filed on Monday against Supermercado Rivera Inc. on behalf of Roman Caballero who was diagnosed with Salmonella after consuming carnitas purchased from Supermercado on February 24th, 2019. Mr. Caballero is represented by Marler Clark, the nation’s Food Safety Law Firm, and Newland and Newland, a respected Illinois firm. One day after consuming the Supermercado carnitas for lunch, Mr. Caballero began to experience extreme nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal…
A total of 403 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport were reported from 30 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from August 5, 2018 to February 8, 2019. 117 people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported. Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicated that ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson, Inc. was a likely source of this outbreak. On October 4, 2018, JBS Tolleson, Inc. recalled  approximately 6.9 million pounds of beef products that may be contaminated…
Tyson Foods, Inc., a Rogers, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on November 30, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)] 25-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED BUFFALO…
ELKO, Nevada – A lawsuit was filed today on behalf of Harry Wiseman who was diagnosed with Salmonella after consuming food on prepared and sold by The Grille at Gold Dust West in Elko, Nevada. Mr. Wiseman is represented by Marler Clark, the nation’s food safety law firm, and Murphy and Murphy, a respected Las Vegas firm. Complaint On March 2nd, 2019, Mr. Wiseman consumed contaminated ham and eggs prepared by The Grille at Gold…
According to press reports, seventeen suspected cases of Salmonella have been reported in Elko this week, according to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. The Grille at Gold Dust West is the suspected source of the disease, public information officer Martha Framsted confirmed in an email. “Division staff have been onsite at the facility since Monday, March 11,” Framsted said. “The business has not been closed and is cooperating with the investigation.” According…
Six people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Schwarzengrund have been reported from 3 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from December 19, 2018 to February 2, 2019. One person has been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that ground turkey produced by Butterball, LLC is a likely source of this outbreak. On March 13, 2019, Butterball, LLC recalled approximately 78,164 pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund. Consumers should…
According to press reports, seventeen suspected cases of Salmonella have been reported in Elko this week, according to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. The Grille at Gold Dust West is the suspected source of the disease, public information officer Martha Framsted confirmed in an email. “Division staff have been onsite at the facility since Monday, March 11,” Framsted said. “The business has not been closed and is cooperating with the investigation.” According…
Hometown Food Company initiated a limited, voluntary retail-level recall on two specific lot codes of its Pillsbury® Unbleached All-Purpose 5 lb. Flour (UPC 51500-22241)because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. Only Best If Used By Dates APR 19 2020 and APR 20 2020 are impacted. Roughly 12,245 cases of impacted Pillsbury® Unbleached All Purpose Flour product were distributed through a limited number of retailers and distributors nationwide.   The only product lots affected by the recall…