November 2005

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Toronto Sun Wah Trading Inc., also known as Hollend Enterprises Inc., are warning the public not to consume Sun Wah Mung Bean Sprouts because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Sun Wah Mung Bean Sprouts are sold in packages of various weights and may also be packaged

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is advising the public of an unusual increase in the number of salmonella cases in the area.

Current investigations suggest the increase may be linked to people eating raw bean sprouts. Following the Ministry of Health’s lead, Public Health is recommending residents not eat raw or cooked bean sprouts at this time.

Contaminated fruits and vegetables are causing more food-borne illness among Americans than raw chicken or eggs, consumer advocates said a in report released Monday.

Reuters reports that common sources of food illnesses include various bacteria such as salmonella and E.coli that can infect humans and animals then make their way into manure used to fertilize

Most people properly associate Salmonella with raw poultry. But according to an analysis of food-poisoning outbreaks by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), fresh produce is catching up with chicken as a major culprit of Salmonella infections. And, says CSPI, produce-related outbreaks tend to be larger than poultry-related outbreaks, and sicken more

Yu I Hsiang U.S.A. Corp. dba Fortuna Seafoods of Rosemead, California has recalled approximately 782 cases of Ocean Pearl brand Wild Caught Clam Meat that are fully cooked but quick frozen.

Each case contains 24 1-pound packages to a case.

The company’s clam meat has shown to be contaminated with Salmonella

The clam meat

Agricultural Research magazine reports that Bruce Seal, research leader for the ARS Poultry Microbiological Safety Research Unit in Athens, Georgia, is directing a group in the area of reducing food borne bacterial pathogens like Campylobacter and Salmonella by testing purified bacteriocins on broiler chickens challenged and colonized with either Salmonella or Campylobacter.

The scientists