May 2010

As of May 26, 2010, a total of 28 individuals infected with a matching strain of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 10 states since March 1, 2010. The number of ill people identified in each state with this strain is as follows: AZ (2), CA (14), CO (1), ID (3), IL (1), MO (1)

May 24, 2010 – Salinas, California – Fresh Express, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chiquita Brands International, is voluntarily recalling a specific selection of Fresh Express Romaine-based ready-to-eat salads with the expired Use-by Dates of May 13th through May 16th and an "S" in the Product Code because they have the potential to be contaminated with

At least 41 people have come down with salmonella poisoning after eating at an Athens restaurant that’s being investigated by the Athens City-County Health Department.  The restaurant is Casa Lopez on East State Street.  Health officials are waiting on test results from 15 other cases.

City-County Health Administrator Charles Hammer tells WOUB that nothing has

Caldwell Fresh Foods, of Maywood, CA, is voluntarily recalling all alfalfa sprouts manufactured under the Caldwell Fresh Foods, Nature’s Choice, and California Exotics brands, because the alfalfa sprouts may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with

Greene County Public Health nurse Amy Schmitt said, "Four reports in two business days is unprecedented for us." Officials said all four victims are adults from Beavercreek and Fairborn. "Two out of the four were hospitalized," said Schmitt.

The most common carriers of Salmonella are undercooked or raw meat, uncooked eggs, and unpasteurized milk and

On May 13, 2010, U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) added 16 companies to Import Alert #16-81, “Detention Without Physical Examination of Seafood Products Due to the Presence of Salmonella”. (IA 16-81). FDA has enforcement jurisdiction and promulgates regulations related to all seafood products. This applies to both imported and domestic seafood. According to Benjamin

The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) has confirmed that six Salmonella illnesses in April were linked to raw milk sold at Real Foods stores in Orem and Heber City, Utah. All the individuals were ill with Salmonella Newport, and each reported consuming the raw milk. Now it is reported that UCHD tested samples of the

According to press reports, 22 people have been sickened after eating at the same restaurant and health officials on Friday said they suspect it was the result of salmonella.  The health department said all of the people who became ill ate at the restaurant over the weekend.  Health department spokesman Charles Hammer said the restaurant

Durham, N.C. – The Durham County Health Department (DCHD) has been conducting a foodborne outbreak investigation among persons who ate food prepared at Bullock’s Barbecue, located at 3330 Quebec Drive in Durham, since April 20, 2010. The N.C. State Public Health Laboratory has now confirmed that nine of the persons who were ill from this

Athens City-County Health Department officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonella poisoning.  Administrator Chuck Hammer says 12 people have shown symptoms so far.  Positive test results have come back on three of those people.  Hammer says six people have been hospitalized.

Many of the people have what Hammer calls a similar food history.  Hammer says