July 2011

groundturkey.jpgThis public health alert was initiated after continuous medical reports, ongoing investigations and testing conducted by various departments of health across the nation determined there is an association between consumption of ground turkey products and an estimated 77 illnesses reported in 26 states. The illnesses were linked through an epidemiologic investigation and PFGE analyses by

A total of 99 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Agona have been reported from 23 states between January 1 and July 22, 2011. The number of ill persons identified in each state with the outbreak strain is as follows: Arkansas (1), Arizona (3), California (7), Colorado (1), Georgia (8), Illinois (17), Louisiana

The CDC and FDA is warning consumers not to eat papayas from Agromod Produce, Inc., a distributor in McAllen,Texas. Recalled product is in United States and Canada.

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A total of 97 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Agona have been reported from 23 states between January 1 and July 18, 2011. The number

Costco and Del Monte Salmonella Panama Cantaloupe Outbreak

As of June 20, 2011, a total of 20 ill people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Panama have been reported from Arizona (1), California (2), Colorado (1), Maryland (1), Montana (1), Nevada (1), Oregon (6), Pennsylvania (1), Utah (1) and Washington (5).

Jennie-O Ground Turkey

Screen Shot 2011-07-23 at 8.06.56 PM.pngAgromod Produce, Inc. of McAllen, Texas is recalling all Papayas, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Fresh, Whole Papayas were distributed nationwide and to Canada through retail stores and wholesalers.

The papayas were imported from Mexico and are possibly linked to 97 reported cases of Salmonella Agona, including 10 hospitalizations, in

Ontario company Sol Cuisine is voluntarily recalling its Spicy Bean Burger products on fears they may be contaminated with salmonella.

Sol Cuisine, a vegetarian foods manufacturer based in Mississauga, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned consumers on Thursday not to consume the products.

The company says the burgers, distributed across Canada, are sold in

From April 12 to July 5, a total of 25 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 5 states – Idaho (3), Montana (10), New Jersey (1), North Dakota (1) and Washington (10). Results of the investigation indicate a link to eating alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts manufactured by

Idaho-based Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, LLC recalled the sprouts distributed in Washington and Idaho due to potential contamination connected to a Salmonella outbreak reported in 5 states.

“While no samples of Evergreen sprouts have tested positive for Salmonella at this time, epidemiological evidence indicates that Evergreen Produce Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts are the common food