Government Report Card Names Biggest Food Poisoning Risk

When it comes to the dangers associated with food poisoning, most people are aware of the serious risks of E.coli and salmonella, but a new U.S. government report card has identified a  less well-known risk typically found in unpasteurized dairy products. The report looks at nine of the most common causes of foodborne illness across… Read more »


Shakes Recalled Due to Spoilage

On June 22, 2016, Bolthouse Farms issued a voluntary recall for a large amount of their Protein PLUS and Mocha Cappuccino shakes after it became clear that they may be spoiled. Products that are spoiled may appear to be lumpy, may taste bad, or may have a foul odor. About 3.8 million bottles have been… Read more »


Shigella Sickens 167 in Iowa

Health Officials in Dubuque County, Iowa, have announced that they are investigating an outbreak of Shigella poisoning within the county. There have been 167 people sickened by the outbreak so far. The outbreak actually began in October 2015, but health officials chose to wait until now to release information about the outbreak. Investigators have not… Read more »


Botulism Causes Dried Yellow Fish Recall

  Imported dried yellow fish is being recalled by WD import and Export Inc. because the fish may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. The recall was issued after the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspection’s testing program revealed the contamination. The fish was produced in China and then exported to the… Read more »


E. coli Outbreak Linked to Goat Dairy

The Connecticut Department of Public Health and the CDC have announced that they are investigating an outbreak of E. coli that has become associated with Oak Leaf Dairy. There have been 34 people sickened by E. coli in Connecticut. Out of the 34 sickened, 28 are children. Eighteen of the cases have occurred in children… Read more »


Listeria Causes Apple Recall in Texas

On April 5, the apple producer Fresh from Texas issued a voluntary recall for multiple products that contain sliced red apples. Internal company testing revealed that these apples may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. After the positive test, production was promptly stopped. The recalled apples were sold to HEB and distributed to retail locations… Read more »


Frozen Broccoli Recalled

On April 1, 2016, Alimentos Congelados S.A. issued a voluntary recall for Frozen Broccoli Cuts. Some 1,800 cases of product have been recalled because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The recalled products were distributed to retail stores in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, and North… Read more »


The Dole Listeria Outbreak Is Over

On March 31, 2016, the CDC declared that the outbreak of LIsteria monocytogenes linked to prepackaged Dole salads is now over. The final case count rests at 19 people sick. These illnesses were spread across 9 states, including Connecticut with 1 case, Indiana with 1 case, Massachusetts with 1 case, Michigan with 4 cases, Missouri… Read more »


Canada Ends Dole Listeria Investigation

Health officials in Canada have announced the conclusion of their investigation into the outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to Dole salads. The investigation is ending because the source of the outbreak has been identified and the responsible products have been recalled. A total of 14 people were sickened in Canada because of the outbreak across… Read more »


The E. coli Alfalfa Sprout Outbreak is Over

The CDC has declared that the outbreak of E. coli linked to alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack and The Green Sprouts is over. The outbreak was first announced a month ago, when 9 people were reported to be sick. The final case count of the outbreak is 11 cases of E. coli poisoning. All 11… Read more »