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On March 13th, 2016,  Awareness Corp. issued a recall for containers of Boost Tea after testing revealed that it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The recalled tea was packaged in 7.4 ounce containers. Products affected by the recall can be identified with the Lot #022615 and the expiration date of 10/17, both of which… Read more »

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On March 9, 2016, the CDC announced that they were investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo linked to  Wonderful brand Pistachios.  There are 11 cases of illness associated with the outbreak. Nine states have been affected, including Alabama with 1 case, Arizona with 2 cases, Connecticut with 1 case, Georgia with 1 case, Michigan with… Read more »

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Recently, Lipari Foods, LLC. issued a recall of several raw pistachio products after testing revealed that they may be contaminated with Salmonella. These products were packaged by a sister company, JLM, and distributed to retail and restaurant locations nationwide, including Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and West… Read more »

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On March 4, a recall was issued for certain breakfast sandwiches sold at Starbucks locations after it was revealed that they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The only product affected by the recall are 6 ounce packages of Sausage, Egg, and Cheddar Cheese on English Muffin breakfast sandwiches. These sandwiches were produced by… Read more »

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The supermarket chain Aldi has issued a recall for smoked trout after it was discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The smoked trout was produced by H. van Wijnen BV. Affected products are packaged in 125 gram bags with a clear front. Three varieties of trout have been recalled, including natural, garlic, and pepper…. Read more »

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The number of people sickened in Estill County, Kentucky continues to rise. There are now 75 people showing symptoms of gastrointestinal illness. Over 50 of those cases have been confirmed to be Salmonella. Eleven people have had to be hospitalized because of their illness. The investigation into the source of the outbreak is still ongoing…. Read more »

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On February 25, the CDC announced an update to the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak associated with prepackaged Dole salads. There have now been a total of 18 people infected in the outbreak. Nine states have been infected, including Connecticut with 1 case, Indiana with 1 case, Massachusetts with 1 case, Michigan with 4 cases, Missouri with… Read more »

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A recall notice has been issued for 5 cases of Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling after concerns arose that it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The filling was produced by the Jel Sert Company of West Chicago, Illinois. Recalled products were distributed nationwide and used as sales samples and in gift packages. The Banana Cream… Read more »

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More than 200 students, faculty, and staff have been sickened by Norovirus at Ursinus College, which is located in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Montgomery County health officials have confirmed the presence of Norovirus in two different students. Although no source has been discovered for the outbreak, cases of illness have been linked to the Wellness Center on… Read more »