March 2011

Screen shot 2011-03-31 at 10.43.09 PM.pngLouie Foods International said a random test conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture detected Salmonella in a package of Louie’s brand alfalfa-clover sprouts. As a precaution, the company said it is recalling all its sprouts produced during the same time — those with a “use by” date on or before April 14, 2011.


The Rhode Island Department of Health learned that American Bakery Supplies, a distributor in West Warwick, purchased zeppoles from DeFusco’s. American Bakery then distributed the pastries to Roch’s Market in West Warwick; Meal Works in Coventry; and Touch of Class Catering in West Warwick. Meal Works (a catering company) served these zeppoles at events on

The number of suspected cases of salmonella linked to a Rhode Island bakery has increased to 43 people, the Health Department reported Wednesday. Health officials said 22 of those people have been hospitalized. Earlier, health officials reported that 24 people had been hospitalized. However two patients at a hospital emergency room were never admitted.


• As of March 29, 2011, 13 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Panama have been reported from Oregon (5 cases), Washington (4 cases), California (2 cases), Colorado (1 case) and Maryland (1 case).

• Collaborative investigative efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory agencies have linked this outbreak to

Screen shot 2011-03-27 at 6.21.41 PM.pngThe Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) continues its investigation of an outbreak of Salmonella, possibly related to zeppoles. HEALTH has now received reports of 25 people who are ill throughout the state, with a common characteristic among many as having consumed zeppoles from DeFusco’s Bakery. 13 of the 25 have tested positive for Salmonella

zeppoles.jpgThe Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella, possibly related to yesterday’s recall of baked goods, including zeppoles. HEALTH has received reports of 19 people who are ill, with a common characteristic among many as having consumed zeppoles from DeFusco’s Bakery. Nine of the 19 people have tested positive

Del Monte SalmonellaSalmonella Cantaloupes

On March 22, 2011, Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. voluntarily recalled 4,992 cartons of cantaloupes, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Panama. The cantaloupes were distributed through warehouse clubs in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

As of March 22, 2011, 12 persons infected with the