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Providing Insight on Food Poisoning Outbreaks & Litigation

Mondelēz Global LLC announced today a limited voluntary recall in the United States of certain Chewy Chips Ahoy 13oz cookies. This voluntary recall is being conducted because of the potential for certain product to contain an unexpected solidified ingredient. Some reports of potential adverse health effects have been received. Mondelez spokesman Tom Armitage later clarified in an emailed statement: “In some instances, the cornstarch in our Chewy Chips Ahoy recipe did not fully incorporate in…
The CDC and several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria infections linked to deli-sliced meats and cheeses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are monitoring the outbreak. As of April 15, 2019, 8 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from 4 states. A list of the states and the number of cases in each can be found…
Jensen Tuna of Louisiana is recalling frozen ground raw tuna sourced from JK Fish of Vietnam due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled tuna was individually packaged in one-pound bags and sold in 20-pound boxes under lot numbers z266, z271, and z272 No other tuna products are impacted or part of this recall. The product was sold to wholesalers in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, New York, and Washington. These wholesalers further distribute the product to…
Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. Symptoms usually begin within 12 to 96 hours after exposure, but they can begin up to 2 weeks after exposure. Infections usually clear in five to seven days, but about 28 percent of laboratory-confirmed cases require hospitalization. More serious invasive infections occasionally occur. Many Salmonella infections in otherwise healthy people do not require medical treatment. For those who seek health care, most do not require antibiotics. However, antibiotic treatment…
Indiana 1 Georgia 17 Kentucky 54 Ohio 7 Tennessee 28 Virginia 2 As of April 12, 2019, 109 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 have been reported from six states. CDC is reporting the 109 illnesses that the PulseNet laboratory network has confirmed are part of this outbreak. States are investigating additional illnesses that might be a part of this outbreak. A list of the states and the number of confirmed…
CDC collaborated with public health and regulatory officials in several states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections. Public health investigators used the PulseNet system to identify illnesses that were part of this outbreak. DNA fingerprinting was performed on Salmonella bacteria isolated from ill people by using PFGE and WGS. A total of 265 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella…
Although legal to sell at retail in the state of Washington, you must ask why a retailer would take such a risk? Dungeness Valley Creamery is again recalling retail raw whole milk, skim milk and cream because it might be contaminated with Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli), the dairy announced Tuesday. Dungeness Valley Creamery retail raw whole milk, skim milk and cream displaying Best By dates of April 6-20 have been recalled. Those who bought…
Today the CDC reported that 96 people have been infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia. Illnesses started on dates from March 2, 2019, to March 26, 2019. Ill people range in age from 1 to 81 years, with a median age of 17. Fifty-one percent are female. Of 67 people with information available, 11 (16%) have been hospitalized.  Thus far no common food item has…
As of April 8, 2019, 96 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 have been reported from five states. CDC is reporting the 96 illnesses that the PulseNet laboratory network has confirmed are part of this outbreak. States are investigating additional illnesses that might be a part of this outbreak. Illnesses started on dates from March 2, 2019, to March 26, 2019. Ill people range in age from 1 to 81 years,…
Two years after children were sickened and some nearly died, insurance companies and the lawyers they hire continue to deny justice to the victims – that will not last long. THE SOY NUT BUTTER E. COLI O157:H7 OUTBREAK In March 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and several state health departments attributed a multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 to I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter manufactured by Dixie Dew and…