Oysters from Mexico region linked to gastrointestinal illness outbreak, California officials say

By Madeline Farber | Fox News https://www.foxnews.com/health/california-oysters-mexico-gastrointestinal-illness-outbreak The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) https://www.cdph.ca.gov/ says oysters harvested from Baja California Sur, Mexico are linked to a gastrointestinal illness outbreak in California. The CDPH said 12 people between [February and April 2019] have reported getting sick after eating raw oysters from stores and restaurants in San Diego […]

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1,300 hit by food poisoning in Mexico

By News Desk            https://www.foodsafetynews.com/author/newsdesk/       on May 2, 2019 More than 1,300 people have suffered suspected food poisoning in the Mexican state of Veracruz https://www.oecd.org/education/imhe/46827070.pdf after eating cake. The Veracruz government reported that 1,358 people were treated in eight hospitals and clinics. People ate the cake, described as being in “poor condition” as part of a celebration of […]

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Dates from Iran linked to Hepatitis A outbreak for second time in 2 years

By Joe Whitworth  https://www.foodsafetynews.com/author/jwhitworth/ on May 1, 2019 Officials are investigating an outbreak of Hepatitis A https://www.fda.gov/food/foodborne-pathogens/bad-bug-book-second-edition  in Sweden related to dates from Iran that are suspected to be the source of the infections. The Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten), https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/the-public-health-agency-of-sweden/ and National Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket), https://www.livsmedelsverket.se/en the relevant infectious disease units and municipalities are investigating […]

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CDC Says – Do Not Wash Your Chicken

By Bill Marler    https://marlerclark.com/lawyers/william-marler POSTED IN LAWYER OP-ED         https://www.marlerblog.com/articles/lawyer-oped/ The CDC warns: https://www.cdc.gov/features/SalmonellaChicken/index.html Place chicken in a disposable bag before putting in your shopping cart or refrigerator to prevent raw juices from getting onto other foods. Wash hands with warm soapy water for 20 seconds before and after handling chicken. https://www.cdc.gov/features/SalmonellaChicken/index.html Do not wash raw chicken. During washing, […]

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FOOD SAFETY ALERT

Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Pre-Cut Melons ttps://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/carrau-04-19/index.htmlCDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Carrau infections linked to pre-cut melons supplied by Caito Foods LLC. At A Glance: Reported Cases: 117 States: 10              Hospitalizations: 32 Deaths: 0 Recall: Yes Do not eat, serve, or […]

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Student, 20, Dies After Eating Leftover Pasta

Student died from eating pasta left at room temperature for too long.

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Extortion Scheme Threatens SF Restaurants

San Francisco restaurants threatened with reputation smearing in lieu of ransom payout

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Trichinellosis Outbreak Linked to Consumption of Privately Raised Raw Boar Meat

Trichinellosis Outbreak Linked to Consumption of Privately Raised Raw Boar Meat Guidelines by the USDA recommend that pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees, 20 degrees less than the previous standard of 165 degrees. The change is because there has been a major decline in Trichinellosis in pigs. The reduction comes […]

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Cyclospora Outbreak at McDonalds

436 sick, 20 hospitalized due to parasitic illness linked to McDonald’s salads.  The CDC says 436 people have been diagnosed with a laboratory-confirmed intestinal illness linked to salads sold at McDonald’s. Health officials will likely report additional cases in the weeks to come because there is up to a six-week lag between when a person […]

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