CANADA REPORTS 51 CYCLOSPORA CASES IN 4 PROVINCES; FRESH PRODUCE SUSPECTED
Canadian public health officials are investigating an outbreak of “locally acquired” Cyclospora infections. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), there are currently 51 confirmed cases in four provinces, and one person has been hospitalized. The source of the illnesses has not yet been identified, although PHAC stated that “imported fresh produce products are… Continue Reading

STUDY DIRECTLY LINKS INCREASE IN VIBRIO CASES TO GLOBAL WARMING TREND
A recent study may be the first one to link a warming trend in sea surface temperatures to the spread of vibrios and the human diseases which can be caused by pathogenic strains. “In this study, for the first time to our knowledge, experimental evidence is provided on the link between multidecadal climatic variability in the… Continue Reading

TEHINA AND HUMMUS RECALLED IN ISRAEL FOR SALMONELLA CONTAMINATION
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the country’s Ministry of Health say that tehina and hummus products sold to the army by Shamir Salads were contaminated with Salmonella. After finding “health anomalies” in samples from the salads, IDF returned the products to the company. Two other salad producers, Tsabar (Sabra) and Achla, also reported their products… Continue Reading

BAKING MIXES RECALLED NATIONWIDE BECAUSE OF E. COLI IN FLOUR
A Kansas company has issued a nationwide recall of baking mixes packaged under more than a dozen brands because they were made with flour from General Mills that has been recalled because it has been linked to an ongoing E. coli O121 outbreak. “The recalled dry mixes were distributed nationwide in retail stores and online… Continue Reading

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