Raw Milk Outbreak Expands

The E. coli outbreak in California associated with Organic Pastures raw milk has expanded. As of February 11, 8 people have been sickened, and two have been diagnosed with HUS. All of the illnesses started in January. Organic Pastures issued a recall for the contaminated milk in early February. Recalled products expired on January 23rd… Read more »


Dole Salad Outbreak Worsens in Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued an update to the Listeria outbreak associated with prepackaged Dole salads. There are now 11 people sickened by Listeria in Canada. Five provinces have been affected by this outbreak, including Ontario with 7 cases, Newfoundland and Labrador with 1 case, New Brunswick with 1 case, Prince Edward… Read more »


Pizza Ranch Linked to Outbreak

Thirteen people have been sickened with E. coli after eating at Pizza Ranch locations. Nine states have been affected by this outbreak. Minnesota has been the hardest hit state, with 5 reported cases. Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Jersey, South Dakota, and Wisconsin have each reported 1 case. Illnesses began in December 2015… Read more »


Salmonella Causes Pistachio Recall

On February 1, Braga Organic Farm issued a voluntary recall for pistachios after concerns arose that the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The Salmonella contamination was discovered after routine testing was done by the FDA. The recalled pistachios were distributed to retail stores in Washington, Oregon, and California. They are packaged in green or… Read more »


Dole Salads Sickens 7 in Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada has reported that prepackaged Dole salads have been linked to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes. The outbreak has sickened 7 people across five provinces. One death has been reported. Provinces affected by the outbreak include Ontario with 3 cases, Quebec with 1 case, Newfoundland and Labrador with 1 case,… Read more »


Two Chipotle Outbreaks Are Over

On February 1, 2016, the CDC announced that two of the outbreaks associated with Chipotle restaurants are over. The first outbreak of E. coli sickened a total of 55 people. Eleven states were affected by the outbreak, including California with 3 cases, Delaware with 1 case, Illinois with 1 case, Kentucky with 1 case, Maryland… Read more »


Lipman Tomatoes Linked to Chipotle Salmonella Outbreak

Tomatoes produced by Lipman Family Farms have been linked to the Chipotle Salmonella outbreak that broke out in Minnesota last year. Investigators from local, state, and federal levels were able to trace the tomatoes all the way to the farm where they were grown. Sixty-four people have been sickened in Minnesota since the outbreak began… Read more »


Kansas City Suburb Has Second Norovirus Outbreak

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has announced that they are looking into a second outbreak of Norovirus linked to restaurants in the Overland Park area. Ten more people have been reported as sick in the Kansas City suburb, but the outbreak is not associated with the New Theatre Restaurant, where more than… Read more »


Organic Shake Mix Recalled, Linked to Outbreak

On February 2, the CDC announced that they are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Virchow associated with Raw Meal Organic Shake mix. The mix, which is produced by Garden of Life LLC, has sickened 11 people. Only one person has had to be hospitalized.  These illnesses are spread across 9 states, including Minnesota with 2… Read more »


CDC Updates Dole Outbreak

On January 28, the CDC issued an update to the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak associated with prepackaged Dole salads. There are now 15 people sickened across 8 states. States affected by the outbreak include Connecticut with 1 case, Indiana with 1 case, Massachusetts with 1 case, Michigan with 4 cases, Missouri with 1 case, New Jersey… Read more »