June 2011

delmonte.jpgOn March 22, 2011 Del Monte announced the recall of 4,992 cartons of cantaloupes due to contamination with Salmonella panama.   The recall followed an announcement by the FDA that “there is an epidemiologic link between the cantaloupes and approximately twelve reported cases of Salmonella panama.”  See FDA Recall Notice, Attachment No. 1. The CDC later

The CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts.

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

catchow.jpgNestle Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling approximately 870 bags of dry cat food shipped to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon. This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Only the following products with both the “Best By” date and production codes shown are

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat Evergreen Produce brand alfalfa sprouts or spicy sprouts because they may be linked to 20 cases of salmonella poisoning.

The Idaho-based company has not recalled the sprouts though they are possibly linked to illnesses in Idaho, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota and Washington state.

alfalfa-sprouts(1).gifIdaho state public health officials are investigating a number of salmonella cases believed to be connected to the consumption of alfalfa sprouts.

The investigation is ongoing and includes 19 ill persons from northern Idaho, eastern Washington and western Montana. Of the persons reported with salmonella infection linked to the outbreak, six have reported consumption of

A May 2010 outbreak of salmonella in Athens, which was traced by county health authorities to a restaurant on East State Street, has now generated a wrongful-death lawsuit.

While two earlier suits filed in Athens County Common Pleas Court in connection with the outbreak have alleged only that the plaintiffs were made sick by meals

Earth Fare, Fletcher, NC is recalling its frozen Earth Fare Spicy Bean Burger with UPC code 8-78602-00518 and lot codes #05311 and #06711 because of a potential Salmonella contamination. No other Earth Fare Veggie Burger products were affected.

The product was distributed and sold only in the Earth Fare located in Akron, OH.

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CDC is collaborating with public health and agriculture officials in many states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) to investigate a multistate outbreak of human Salmonella serotype Altona infections. As of June 8, 2011, a total of 39 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Altona have been