What’s up with lettuce?

Federal officials have connected some of the dots in their investigation of three concurrent outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce in late 2019. A total of 167 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 were confirmed from 27 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from Sept. 20 to Dec. 21, 2019. Ill people […]

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Consumer Warning: Hard Boiled Egg Products

There is an expanding recall of packaged (peeled) hard boiled eggs and associated products due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Packaged eggs were sold by retailers such as Walmart, Kroger, Trader Joe’s and Costco.  Eggland’s Best Brand is also involved. Snack packs that include whole, hard boiled-eggs and sold by Reichel Foods Inc. are […]

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Dozens more sick from lettuce; Wisconsin hardest hit

Three dozen more patients and two more states are officially part of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses traced to romaine lettuce, with residents in Wisconsin especially hard-hit. Over 26 individuals are confirmed with an outbreak-linked illness in Wisconsin, the most of any state in the nation. To date, 138 people across 25 states […]

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Cookie season in the midst of flour recalls

The holiday season is upon us, and many of us will bake at least one batch of family-favorite cookies as a holiday treat. Most people know it’s unsafe to eat raw dough, but most only think of the dangers of raw eggs and the risk of Salmonella. In light of recent flour recalls, it’s important […]

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Check your refrigerator (again): lettuce and blackberries

Individuals are urged to check their refrigerators (again) for items currently involved in national recalls: romaine lettuce and blackberries. Wisconsin officials have found E. coli O157:H7 in an unopened bag of pre-washed, chopped romaine lettuce that originated from Salinas Valley, California; the lettuce was in an ill person’s home. Evidence is not yet available to […]

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Wisconsin warned of E. coli outbreak linked to Fresh Express salad kits

State and federal officials are investigating a new multistate outbreak of  E. coli O157:H7 infections. The outbreak is associated with Fresh Express brand chopped salad kits. People in Canada are also sick. Information collected to date indicates that Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp chopped salad kits are a likely source of this outbreak. The U.S. Centers for […]

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Food Recall Basics

As recent blog posts suggest, there are dozens of food recall notices posted in the United States each month. The Partnership for Food Safety Education has developed some fact sheets that they hope will help people sort through the information in recall notices and to take action to identify whether a recalled product is in […]

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