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Korean enoki mushrooms have caused a listeria outbreak, killing 4 people and hospitalizing 30 people. Here’s what we know about this Korean enoki mushrooms listeria outbreak. Outbreak Stats Enoki mushrooms have sickened people with Listeria in Arizona (2 people), California (9 people), Florida (2 people), Hawaii (3 people), Indiana (1 person), Kentucky (1 person), Maryland (2 people), Massachusetts (2 people), Michigan (1 person), Missouri (1 person), Nevada (1 person), New Jersey (1 person), New…
Grays Harbor County Environmental Health Division is investigating the Rediviva Campylobacter food poisoning outbreak.  Rediviva has closed during the investigation.  Environmental Health learned that at least 19 people got sick after eating at Rediviva on Valentine’s Day.  At least one person has been hospitalized. Here’s what we know about this Rediviva Campylobacter Food Poisoning Outbreak: Rediviva is located at 118 E Wishkah St, Aberdeen, WA 98520. Chicken Liver Mousse? According to news reports, Environmental…
How many licks does it take to get to the chocolaty center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?  Evidently fewer than the number of outbreaks linked to the fast food sandwich chain – Jimmy John’s.  The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally issued a Warning Letter last week to the sandwich franchise on that subject. Here’s all the scoop on the Jimmy Johns Warning Letter: What’s a Warning Letter and Is It…
Jimmy John’s sprout lovers everywhere take heed – there is yet another outbreak linked to sprouts. This time, Ecoli O103 is our bacterial culprit. The CDC posted on its website that 14 people reportedly got sick between Jan. 6 through Feb. 11 after eating sprouts from Jimmy John’s restaurants in Texas, Utah, Missouri, Illinois and Iowa. Thankfully, the CDC has not reported any hospitalizations or deaths in this latest Jimmy Johns Sprouts Outbreak. CDC Investigation…
Multiple reports of possible food poisoning from the Laclede Jimmy Johns led to the restaurant’s temporary closure during the weekend of January 25th.  According to The University News, at least 15 St. Louis University students reported food poisoning and two students have been hospitalized after eating food from the Laclede Jimmy Johns.  The Jimmy Johns is located at 3822 Laclede Avenue across from St. Louis University’s Vandeventer soccer fields.  Jack Johnston of The University…
Game day is almost upon us, which isn’t really saying much – between the MLB, the NBA, the NHL, and the MLG, game day is always upon us. But you probably already knew which game I meant: the BIG GAME who’s name I cannot say because there are legal concerns about that. It’s a yearly event that, for an afternoon, transforms the contours of American life. Road traffic and revenue for many businesses plummets; primetime…
New Years’ Eve brought was a night of epic parties, promises, resolutions, and time spent with those we care for. But this New Year’s Eve also brought with it a closure to a mystery death in New Hampshire. This Norovirus-related death has been linked to an event health at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant in New Hampshire. According to the health department’s press release about this Puritan Backroom Norovirus Death: “The New Hampshire Office of the…
It’s almost here folks! National Bacon Day, December 30th, is almost here. Can you feel the excitement in the air? Can you almost smell the aroma of bacon wafting from the kitchen? Can you hear the sizzle as each slice cooks to a crisp piece of thin deliciousness? Is your mouth watering as bad as mine? I hope so. I know what you’re thinking: “what in the heck is National Bacon Day?” but let’s be…
News of an Iowa Ecoli Sprouts Outbreak is all the buzz right now. According to an announcement from the FDA, clover sprouts manufactured by Sprouts Unlimited of Marion, Iowa has been linked to several Ecoli 103 illnesses in the state of Iowa. Here’s what we know: About this Iowa Ecoli Sprouts Outbreak The number of cases and health status of those sick has not yet been announced. But, a recall has been initiated. According to…
Growing up as a military brat afforded me many experiences in life. One of my most cherished would be the cultures I had the pleasure of being a part of. From the Deep South and the rich history, beautiful landscapes, and celebrated diversity all the way to the far North with its delicious Maine lobster, black sand beaches, and winters buried under the snow; I’ve loved every minute of it. My favorite place, without having…