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Human Salmonella Outbreak: 181 Infected

The CDC is investigating a multi state outbreak of human Salmonella infections. According to the most recent reports, 181 people have been infected and 33 have been hospitalized. The outbreak has affected 40 states, including New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. The outbreak is believed to be linked to contact with live poultry. 86% of -->

Why Did Last Night’s Chicken Make You Sick?

Each year, contaminated food sickens 48 million Americans. 28,000 of those are hospitalized, and 3,000 die as a result. The pathogen Salmonella is both common and potentially lethal. It infects more than a million Americans each year, sending 19,000 victims to the hospital, and killing more people than any other food-born pathogen. A recent U.S.D.A. -->

Imported Spices from Some Countries Carry Salmonella, Insects, Excrement and Hair

According to the FDA, salmonella, insects, excrement, and hair have been found in imported spices from countries such as India and Vietnam. This has caused outbreaks all over the world. Between 2007 and 2010, 12% of some imported spices have been contaminated. The spices were also twice as likely to contain salmonella as any other -->

Stomach Bug Outbreak: Should We Wash Bagged Lettuce?

When we purchase a bag of “pre-washed” lettuce, we expect it to be pre-washed and have no trace of parasites. However, a recent report has been released stating that nearly 400 people have been sickened due to packaged salad mixes. What’s even more alarming is the fact that state and federal officials are refusing to -->

How to Steer Clear of Salmonella This Season

As the weather heats up, barbeques and cookouts become more common. It is important to understand the cause of and tips to avoid Salmonella poisoning. What exactly is Salmonella?Salmonella is the most common cause of foodborne illness in the United States. This bacteria can be found in raw poultry, eggs, beef and unwashed produce. It -->

Protect Yourself From Foodborne Illnesses & Contaminants

While the American food supply is among the safest in the world, the Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually – that’s 1 in 6 Americans each year. Each year these illnesses result in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths, according to the FDA. Follow these tips on how -->

Cantaloupe Contamination: Why Are They So Often Responsible For Foodborne Illness Outbreaks?

Cantaloupes contaminated with salmonella and Listeria have been reported over the past few months and years. Cantaloupes seem more likely than any other fruits and vegetables to carry pathogens. If you believe that you or a member of your family have been sickened due to contaminated produce, please contact us immediately. Visit our food poisoning -->

Meat Analysis Finds Drug Resistant Bacteria in Pork

On November 27, U.S. News & World Report reported on a new analysis by Consumer Reports— pork samples from around the country contains bacteria that cause food-borne illnesses and may be resistant to antibiotic treatment. According to the analysis, nearly 70 percent of pork chops and ground pork sampled contained bacteria that cause entero-colitis, which -->

Nestle Recalling Nesquik Over Salmonella Contamination

According to a report issued by CNNMoney on November 8, Nestle is recalled more than 200,000 canisters of its chocolate drink mix Nesquik due to possible salmonella contamination. People infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and -->

Trader Joe’s Recalls Peanut Butter

According to a press release issued on September 22, Trader Joe’s is voluntarily recalling its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter because of potential contamination with Salmonella. At this time, no confirmed illnesses directly linked to this product have been reported. This recall has been set in place because Trader Joe’s wants to ensure the health and safety -->