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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 -->

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 -->

Peanut Company Executives Charged in Salmonella Outbreak

According to The National Law Journal, Officials with the U.S. Justice Department and the Food and Drug Administration trumpeted obstruction of justice charges Thursday in announcing criminal allegations stemming from the 2009 salmonella outbreak of tainted peanut products that sickened hundreds of people across the United States. Big-firm lawyers with FDA practice groups noted the -->

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 -->

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 -->

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Announces Recall of Bulk Turkish Pine Nuts Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

On October 26, 2011, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc ordered a recall of approximately 5,000 lbs. of Turkish Pine Nuts due to a possible Salmonella contamination.  The Turkish Pine Nuts were sold in the Bulk Foods Department of most of Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland between the dates of July -->

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 -->