October 2011

pine-nuts.jpgA total of 42 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 6 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state with the outbreak strain is as follows: Arizona (1), Maryland (1), New Jersey (2), New York (26), Pennsylvania (8), and Virginia (4).

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American Egg Products of Blackshear, Georgia, is recalling five pound cartons of frozen egg product, Lot #272-1, because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever

At least six cases of salmonella poisoning have been linked to organic eggs from a Minnesota farm that were sold in three states, agriculture and health officials said. 

After an investigation by state and federal agencies, several thousand cartons of eggs produced or packaged at the farm in Owatonna and sold under three brand names

Taylor Farms Retail Inc. is voluntarily recalling 3,265 cases of various bagged salad blends that have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

The Salinas, Calif., company said Wednesday that its action comes after the Washington state Agriculture Department conducted a random test on a finished package of spinach.

No illnesses have been reported.


thorntons-300x225.jpgKentucky-based food company Thorntons, Incorporated announced, last October 1, a recall for two varieties of its salad products. The products are being recalled because of the possibility of bacterial contamination.

The problem of potential contamination was discovered when one lot of grape tomatoes tested positive for the harmful Salmonella bacteria. These samples were taken randomly