September 2010

5un8t.jpgThe California Department of Public Health today warned consumers not to eat Banner Mountain Alfalfa Sprouts because they might be contaminated with Salmonella.

Consumers should discard the sprouts or return them to the place of purchase. No illnesses have been associated with the Banner Mountain product at this time, according to the CDPH.

Symptoms of

Food Safety Law Firm Asserts Wright County Egg Disregarded Public Health

Food safety law firm Marler Clark today added punitive damages to their lawsuits against Quality Egg/Wright County Egg, which produced the majority of the Salmonella-tainted eggs responsible for a nationwide outbreak. The lawsuits were amended after actions by the company’s owners, the DeCoster family

While the recent salmonella outbreak caused by shell eggs has dominated the news in recent weeks, there are smaller incidents of food poisoning being reported, one of which is an outbreak of salmonella thought to be linked to Don Pericos, a Mexican restaurant in Bakersfield, California.

There have been at least 4 illnesses related to

In July 2010, CDC identified a nationwide sustained increase in the number of Salmonella Enteritidis isolates with PFGE pattern JEGX01.0004 uploaded to PulseNet, the national subtyping network made up of state and local public health laboratories and federal food regulatory laboratories that performs molecular surveillance of foodborne infections. This increase began in May 2010 and