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U.S. health officials have warned that numerous brands of brie and camembert cheese may contain Listeria, a potentially dangerous bacteria.

Old Europe Cheese Inc. has

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 3, 2022
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  • A total of 97 people across six states have now been made ill by E. coli, in an outbreak possibly tied to contaminated lettuce used in sandwiches sold at Wendy's restaurants.

    "Since the last update on August 25, 2022, 13 more illnesses have been reported to CDC," the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and P...

    FRIDAY, Aug 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) - - A total of 84 people across four states have now been made ill by E. coli, in an outbreak possibly tied to contaminated lettuce used in sandwiches sold at Wendy's restaurants.

    "Since the last update on August 19, 2022, 47 more illnesses have been reported to CDC,...

    MONDAY, Aug 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) - - Amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 37 people in four states, the Wendy's fast food chain has removed romaine lettuce from its sandwiches in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

    "A specific food has not yet been confirmed as the source of this outbreak...

    U.S. health officials said Wednesday that they are investigating an outbreak of E. coli that has infected 29 people in Michigan and Ohio.

    The outbreak has led to nine hospitalizations but no deaths, and investigators have not yet found a food source responsible for sickening people. They did note that the numbers are likel...

    Big Olaf Creamery said Wednesday that it is recalling all flavors and all lots of Big Olaf brand ice cream products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

    While healthy individuals may only suffer short-term symptoms after infection - including high fever, severe headac...

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked a recent Listeria outbreak to ice cream made by Florida-based Big Olaf Creamery.

    One person has died in the outbreak involving 10 states, while 22 have been hospitalized.

    The agency

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  • July 5, 2022
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  • Fallout is mounting for the food delivery service Daily Harvest, which has voluntarily recalled a frozen food product suspected of sickening hundreds of customers in at least 26 states.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating. And an Oklahoma woman has sued...

    At least 23 people in 10 states have been sickened and one of them has died in a listeria outbreak which may have originated in Florida, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

    Although the cause of the outbreak remains a mystery, nearly all of the patients either live in Florida or had traveled to the state about a m...

    Nearly one-third of ground chicken may contain dangerous salmonella, a new Consumer Reports investigation shows.

    Based on its findings, the group called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which regulates the nation's meat supply, to redouble its efforts to protect consumers from this bacteria, which can cause

    Some lots of Jif brand peanut butter are being recalled as health officials investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella illness tied to the products.

    Fourteen illnesses (including two hospitalizations) tied to the Salmonella Senftenberg strain of the bacteria have occurred in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina,...

    The United States and Canada are investigating a multistate outbreak of norovirus illnesses linked to raw oysters from Canada.

    Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell these potentially contaminated raw oysters, which were harvested in the south and central parts of Baynes Sound, British Columbia, Canada, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

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  • April 5, 2022
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  • Check your packaged salad greens: More than a dozen people have been infected by a strain of E. coli in six U.S. states, health officials report.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a food safety alert linking the outbreak to Simple Truth Organic Power Greens and Nature's Basket Organic Power Greens. The greens may be contaminated with E. coli and may be making peop...

    Fresh Express packaged salads have been linked to a listeria infection outbreak in eight U.S. states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

    The outbreak has caused 10 illnesses, one hospitalization and one death. It is under investigation by the FDA, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health agencies.

    The illnesses started on dates ranging from July ...

    Nearly 235,000 pounds of fully cooked ham and pepperoni products were recalled by Michigan-based Alexander & Hornung on Sunday due to possible listeria contamination.

    There are no confirmed reports of illness associated with the products that were sold across the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

    The recalled ...

    Ten new illnesses in a salmonella outbreak linked to recalled salami sticks bring the total number to 31, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

    Two more states have reported cases, increasing the number of affected states to 10. There have been six hospitalizations, but no deaths, the CDC said in a

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  • November 16, 2021
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  • Ten people in seven states have been sickened in an E. coli outbreak linked to baby spinach, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

    The agency said people should not eat, sell or serve Josie's Organics prepackaged baby spinach that has a "best by" date of 10/23/2021 and was sold nationwide.

    Cases of illness have been reported in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Min...

    Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. said Monday it has recalled bags of garden salad sold in 10 states after a bag tested positive for listeria contamination.

    No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled salad sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, the company said in a

    It's often called luster dust, and it can add some sparkle to your cake decorations. But health officials warn it also might contain poisonous heavy metals that are not meant to be eaten.

    Luster dust is used to add glitter or color to desserts. However, Rhode Island and Missouri saw cases of heavy metal poisonings linked with commercial and homemade cakes decorated with luster dust in 201...

    Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks, sold primarily at Trader Joe's, have been linked to a salmonella outbreak with 20 reported cases in eight states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

    Most of the patients (80%) are younger than 18. Three people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported, the agency said in a

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  • October 26, 2021
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  • Onions from Mexico have been linked to a salmonella outbreak that's sickened 652 people in 37 states, federal health officials said Wednesday.

    So far, there have been 129 hospitalizations, but no deaths.

    Investigators have traced one source of the outbreak to whole red, white and yellow onions that were imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed across the United States by Pro...

    Fratelli Beretta brand antipasto trays have been identified as the source of a salmonella outbreak that's sickened at least 36 people in 17 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

    No deaths have been reported.

    Investigators found that most of the ill people ate Fratelli Beretta brand uncured antipasto trays before they got sick, and the CDC advises...

    Two salmonella outbreaks that appear related to salami and other Italian-style meats have sickened at least 36 people in 17 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Twelve people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

    Because some people recover from salmonella without medical care and aren't tested, the CDC suspects the true number of...

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it has sent a warning letter to a pet food company linked to contaminated food that may have caused illness or death in hundreds of dogs.

    The letter was issued after inspections of Midwestern Pet Foods Inc.'s manufacturing sites found violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the agency said in a

  • Robert Preidt and Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster
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  • August 18, 2021
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  • Avanti Frozen Foods has expanded its recall of various frozen cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp products that may be contaminated with salmonella.

    The more than two dozen products were sold under various brand names and distributed across the United States between November 2020 and May 2021, the

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  • More than 59,000 pounds of frozen, raw, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken products linked with a multi-state salmonella outbreak have been recalled, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says.

    The products were produced Feb. 24 and Feb. 25, 2021, by Serenade Foods in Indiana and sold under the brand names Milford Valley, Dutch Farms and Kirkwood. A public health alert a...

    Possible listeria contamination has triggered the nationwide recall of more than two dozen muffin products made by Give and Go Prepared Foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

    The recalled products were sold across the country and include a variety of Uncle Wally's twin muffins, The Worthy Crumb large muffins, Stop n Shop mini muffins, 7-Eleven Selects muffins, Freshn...

    One death has been reported in a listeriaoutbreak that appears to be linked to precooked chicken served in health care facilities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

    Three people in Texas and Delaware became sick after they ate foods at a long-term care home or hospital, and interviews and lab tests indicate they likely got sick from eating precooked chicke...

    Bagged salad mixes sold at Walmart and other stores are linked with an outbreak of intestinal illness in eight Midwestern states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

    More than 200 people in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin who reported eating the salad mix have come down with cyclosporiasis, an illness caused b...

    You may get more than you bargained for when you eat sushi, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that since the 1970s, there's been a 283-fold increase in the abundance of a parasitic worm that can be transmitted to people who eat raw or undercooked seafood.

    This huge increase in the abundance of Anisakis worms, also called herring worms, could have consequences for both ...

    Social distancing measures have many Americans cooking at home during the coronavirus pandemic, so one food safety expert has tips for storing and preparing leftovers properly.

    One of the most important safety measures is to place perishable foods -- those that require cold storage to be kept safe -- in the refrigerator or freezer within two hours of being cooked, said Elizabeth Andr...

    It's safe again to buy and eat romaine lettuce grown on farms around Salinas, California, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

    Back in November, the CDC first issued a warning on Nov. 22 that consumers should avoid all romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, Calif., due to possible contamination with E. coli bacteria.

    But as of Wednesday, the outbre...

    The likely source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened eight people in three states is Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday.

    As of Dec. 9, there have been four cases of E. coli O157:H7 in Minnesota, three in Wisconsin and one in North Dakota. Three people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

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    It's still not 100% safe to enjoy caesar salads: Federal health officials say more Americans have been sickened with E. coli after eating romaine lettuce thought to be grown in Salinas, Calif.

    Case numbers have jumped from 67 reported a week ago to 102 on Wednesday, according to a news release issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Twenty-three states have ...

    More Americans have been sickened with E. coli after eating romaine lettuce thought to be grown in Salinas, Calif., federal health officials said Tuesday.

    Twenty-seven new cases have been reported over the past few days, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That brings the total to 67 across 19 states.

    In 39 cases, illnesses have been so severe a...

    When preparing the Thanksgiving feast this week, don't forget food safety, a medical expert says.

    Each year, about 48 million Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of food poisoning, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    "Forgetting about food safety is a recipe for disaster," said Dr. Diane Calello, executive and medical dir...

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Friday issued a warning to consumers to avoid all romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, Calif., due to possible contamination with E. coli bacteria.

    The new caution comes after investigation into an outbreak of E. coli illnesses first announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Thursday. Forty cases have now been recorded in the ou...

    With Thanksgiving but a week away, U.S. health officials want to be sure you don't get sick from any salmonella that might be lurking in your turkey.

    In a new report, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detail the tracking of a recent multistate outbreak of salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products.

    All told, 356 people were sic...

    A brand of packaged Caesar salad is an early suspect in an outbreak of E. coli that's sickened 17 people in eight states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

    Seven people have been hospitalized after infection with a strain of E. coli 0157:H7, including two who developed kidney failure, the agency said in a news release. No deaths have been reporte...

    Ground beef tainted with salmonella has led to 10 known infections across six states, including eight people so ill they had to be hospitalized, and one death.

    "Illnesses in this outbreak are more severe than expected for salmonella," the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement issued Friday.

    So far, infections have been reported in Colorado (3 ca...

    Whether you're tailgating, cooking for a potluck or bringing in a treat for co-workers, keep safety in mind to avoid food-borne illnesses.

    Safe handling is always important, but it's an even bigger priority when you're away from your kitchen, without the benefit of your fridge and oven to control food temperatures. The key is to plan ahead to keep food safe until eaten. The golden ru...

    Many flies and flying insects in hospitals carry bacteria that could pose an infection risk to patients, and more than half of them carry the types that resist antibiotics, a new study says.

    British researchers used ultraviolet-light flytraps, electronic fly killers and sticky traps to collect nearly 20,000 flies, aphids, ants, wasps, bees and moths at seven hospitals in England over ...

    You may want to check any frozen blackberries or mixed berries you bought recently: A Georgia-based distributor is recalling products sold at Walmart and Save-A-Lot stores due to potential contamination with norovirus.

    In a company statement, Alma Pak of Alma, Ga., stressed that so far there have been no illnesses linked to the bags of frozen blackberries or mixed berries. But "FDA te...

    Although no illnesses have yet been reported, the makers of Signature Select Avocado Chunks are issuing a product recall due to possible contamination with the listeria germ.

    In a statement issued Tuesday, Nature's Touch Frozen Foods said the recall is "based on strict precautionary measures after the company was informed by the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] that a routine sampl...

    Although illnesses have not yet been reported, the Sprouts Farmers Market chain says it is recalling frozen spinach sold nationwide, due to potential contamination with the listeria germ.

    The recall involves Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach, in both conventional and organic 16-ounce bags, made by National Frozen Foods of Oregon. Sprouts announced the recall Friday in a company news release.

    U.S. health officials report that 177 cases of E. coli illness linked with tainted ground beef have now been reported across 10 states.

    That's up from the 156 cases reported just last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement.

    As the cases of illness rise, two meat packers have issued recalls in connection with the outbreak.

    Gran...

    Twenty-four new illnesses linked to an outbreak involving packaged melon distributed across 16 states were reported by U.S. health officials Wednesday.

    The outbreak now includes 117 cases of Salmonella Carrau illness, including 32 cases so severe the patients required hospitalization, although no deaths have been reported, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sai...

    Federal health officials say 156 cases of E. coli illness linked with tainted ground beef have now been spotted across 10 states.

    That's up from the 109 cases reported from six states just two weeks ago, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.

    "Ill people in this outbreak report eating ground beef at home and in restaurants," the CDC said. Howev...

    A listeria outbreak that has sickened eight, including one death, has now been linked to deli meats and cheeses sold at stores in four states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

    The illnesses in the outbreak, which first began more than two years ago, have been reported in Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. All eight people were hospitali...

    Pre-cut, packaged melon distributed by major grocery chains across 16 states have been tied to an outbreak of salmonella illness, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday.

    The outbreak has so far involved 93 cases of Salmonella Carrau illness, including 23 cases so severe the patients required hospitalization, although no deaths have been reported, the FDA said in a ...