July 2010

The Linn and Johnson County Public Health Departments are warning the public not to eat guacamole, salsa and uncooked tamales prepared by La Reyna Supermarket & Taqueria of Iowa City before July 19.  The products were sold at farmers’ markets in Linn, Johnson and Dubuque counties and may be contaminated with salmonella. The departments say

The Public Health Agency of Canada is warning Canadians to avoid two brands of headcheese as the number of people becoming sick due to salmonella continues to grow. A total of 18 Canadians, 17 in B.C. and one in Ontario, have now become ill due to salmonella. Most are older than 70 years of age.

Miravalle Foods, Inc. S. El Monte, CA is recalling 37,318 lbs. of "Miravalle Chile California & Miravalle Chile Nuevo Mexico" Brand Peppers" distributed between March 15th and May 6th 2010 to some customers in CA, CO, UT, NC, NE, ID, OR and NV because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism

Seven cases of salmonella have been confirmed in people who attended a Memorial Day weekend concert at the Gorge Amphitheater, the Grant County Health District announced Friday.

Three cases came from Washington state and four from British Columbia. The cases stemmed from the Sasquatch Music Festival. No cases are associated with the Tom Petty concerts

CDC has been collaborating with public health officials in many states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella serotype Newport infections linked to the consumption of raw alfalfa sprouts. Investigators used DNA analysis of Salmonella bacteria obtained through diagnostic testing to identify cases of illness that may