E. COLI OUTBREAK SPREADS AS INVESTIGATORS TRACE GROUND BEEF
People in New Hampshire are continuing to become ill with E. coli infections after eating ground beef, with the most recent case just last week, but state and federal officials are closing in on the source. In some ways, the 13 outbreak victims don’t seem to have much in common, according to investigators. They are… Continue Reading

MEIJER INC. RECALLS DELI SALADS BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE SALMONELLA
Meijer Inc., a grocery retailer, is recalling several varieties of fresh deli salads and sandwiches because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The implicated salads and sandwiches were sold in Meijer stores from July 20 through July 25, according to the recall notice on the retailer’s website. “Prime Foods LLC, our supplier for an ingredient used… Continue Reading

UK PANEL: RAW OR LIGHTLY COOKED EGGS SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
The Food Standards Agency of the United Kingdom is just about ready to tell pregnant women and other vulnerable groups like the young and the elderly, that its safe to eat lightly cooked or raw eggs. The new guidance for these consumers groups will likely come after an eight-week consultation period for a report suggesting… Continue Reading

SERRANO PEPPERS QUICKLY PULLED FROM SUPPLY CHAIN OVER SALMONELLA
A fast-moving recall effort this past weekend by Edinburg, TX-based Warren Produce appears to have stopped serrano peppers potentially contaminated with salmonella from reaching retail produce counters. The newspaper and website covering the fresh produce industry, ThePacker, reports that Warren Produce was notified about the problem at 4:30 p.m. July 22 after the Food and… Continue Reading

BEEF RECALL IN NEW HAMPSHIRE IS CONNECTED TO THE E. COLI CLUSTER
That E. coli O157:H7 illness cluster in New Hampshire, which has grown to 14 cases, is now connected to a recall of about 8,000 pounds of raw beef products by PT Farm LLC in North Haverhill, NH. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the recalled products may be contaminated… Continue Reading

HAWAII HEP A OUTBREAK NEARS 100; SOURCE A MYSTERY
Extra staff is working overtime in Hawaii to find the cause of a Hepatitis A outbreak that has grown six-fold since July 1, but state officials admit they are stumped. Despite not having any hard leads on the source of the outbreak, State Epidemiologist Sarah Park said Tuesday that federal officials assisting with the investigation… Continue Reading

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