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UPDATE: Stomach Bug Outbreak

The source of the widespread stomach bug outbreak has been tracked in at least two states to a Mexican farm that supplied salad mix to Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants. On Sunday, the FDA announced that the illnesses in Nebraska and Iowa have been traced to Taylor Farms in Salinas, California. The FDA is -->

Riskiest Foods: Leafy Greens

Each year approximately 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from food poisoning. Surprisingly, leafy greens are the biggest source of foodborne illness. The Centers for Disease control released a study that determined leafy greens like lettuce and spinach are the leading sources of food poisoning. The findings should not discourage people from eating produce, but -->

New York Hospital Patients Potentially Exposed to HIV and Hepatitis Through Reused Insulin Pens

On January 15, 2013, CBS News reported that more than 700 patients admitted to the Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System over a two-year period may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. A review had found that muti-dose insulin pens intended for use by a single patient may have been -->

FDA Issues Statement on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

As of October 5, the FDA has been working closely with the CDC and state partners to investigate an outbreak of meningitis among patients who had received an epidural steroid injection. Investigation into the exact source of the outbreak is still ongoing, but the outbreak is associated with a potentially contaminated medication. The product in -->

Queso Food Recalls: Not So Delicioso

Listeria Contamination Suspected We’ve written quite a bit about Listeria outbreaks lately, and we’re sorry to report yet another round of food recalls. This time, it’s Mexican queso products coming from El Ranchero Del Sur, LLC. from South River, New Jersey. The recalled cheeses are El Ranchero Queso Fresco 14 oz. (Fresh Cheese); Los Corrales -->

Salmonella Contaminated Dog and Cat Food Poses Human Risks

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opened a nationwide investigation into the growing number of salmonella outbreaks in pet food. The pets were not infected with salmonella, but their owners were after feeding the pets contaminated food. FDA investigators started taking samples of dry pet food, pet treats and diet supplements from distributors, wholesalers -->

Listeria Outbreak from Tainted Cantaloupe Deadliest in Over a Decade

Health officials today are estimating as many as 16 people have died from a possible listeria illness traced to Colorado cantaloupes.  The outbreak is the deadliest food outbreak in over a decade. Tuesday, the Center for Disease Prevention (CDC) said 72 illnesses are linked to the tainted fruit, including 13 deaths. Newly confirmed deaths in -->