November 2010

University of Missouri researchers have created a new test for Salmonella in poultry and eggs that will produce faster and more accurate results than most currently available tests. The new test could have prevented the contaminated eggs from being shipped to stores.

27492_web.jpg“Processors and consumers will benefit from the speed and sensitivity of the new

South-Dakota.jpgA cluster of Salmonella casesin Brown County prompts state health officials to remind South Dakotans of food safety precautions over the Thanksgiving holiday.

In Brown County four children with confirmed Salmonella have been reported in the past week and at least 20 other children have been ill, but not confirmed. The source of the BrownCounty

A U.K. outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly infection associated with contaminated bean sprouts is ongoing, although fewer new cases of illness are now being recorded.

The Health Protection Agency’s Centre for Infections (CFI) in Colindale has identified 204 cases of S. Bareilly in England, Wales (5 of the cases) and Northern Ireland (3 of the cases)

River Ranch Fresh Foods of Salinas, Calif., issued a voluntary recall of romaine lettuce heads Nov. 4 as a precaution against salmonella contamination.

The bulk-packed, 24-count cartons bore the lot code 13816291, according to a news release by the California Department of Public Health.

The heads were distributed to 36 restaurant and foodservice clients in

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. today was notified by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that one of the Company’s suppliers, Ohio Fresh Eggs, LLC, Croton, Ohio, had a routine environmental study sample which tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis (SE). Cal-Maine purchased approximately 24,000 dozen unprocessed eggs from Ohio Fresh which were processed and re-packaged by the

State health officials warn consumers not to eat certain Fresh Choice red leaf lettuce sold at three Southern California grocers, due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The lettuce was sold between Oct. 20 and Nov. 1 at Canton Food Co. in Los Angeles, Cardenas Market and Numero Uno Market locations throughout Southern California, according to California