The JEM Nut Butter Salmonella Outbreak is Over

On January 15, 2016, the CDC issued a final update to the Salmonella outbreak associated with JEM Nut Butter. A total of 13 people in 10 states were sickened by the contaminated butter. States affected by the outbreak include California with 1 case, Colorado with 1 case, Georgia with 1 cases, Hawaii with 1 case, Idaho… Read more »


Norovirus Outbreak at Theatre Updated

The Kansas Department of Health announced that the outbreak associated with the New Theatre Restaurant has expanded. There are now more than 600 people sickened with Norovirus after attending shows at the theatre. Most people visited the theatre between January 15 and January 19. The New Theatre Restaurant was cleaned over the course of 6… Read more »


Listeria Causes Potato Salad Recall

The FDA has announced that 144 cases of Winn Dixie Old Fashioned Potato Salad have been recalled after concerns arose that they were contaminated with Listeria. The potato salad is produced by Reser’s Fine Foods. The recalled salad was packaged in 16 ounce containers. They can be identified with the Best By date December 06… Read more »


Eggs Recalled and Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

On January 9th, the FDA announced the recall of shell eggs produced and distributed by Good Earth Egg Company. The Bonne Terre, Missouri company issued a voluntary recall after it was revealed that their shell eggs may be contaminated with Salmonella. All Good Earth shell eggs are being recalled. These eggs are packaged in a… Read more »


Asafoetida Powder Recalled

Asafoetida powder is being recalled by the Shakti Group after concerns arose that it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The New Brunswick, New Jersey company produces the powder by drying the gum from a rhizome used in Indian cuisine. The powder was packaged in either 50 or 100 gram white plastic bottles. The affected products… Read more »


Alabama Restaurant Causes Salmonella Outbreak

An Alabama barbecue restaurant has been found to be the source of a cluster of Salmonella Enteriditis. The restaurant involved in the outbreak is Johnny Ray’s, which is located in Pelham, Alabama.  Four people have been sickened so far, and other cases of Salmonella poisoning are being investigated. The restaurant was closed by an emergency… Read more »


Listeria Found in Blue Bell Facilities

On January 7, 2016, Blue Bell released a statement updating the public on their efforts to improve food safety protocols at their facilities. They reported that they still find Listeria in the facility environment, but no batches have tested positive for the bacteria. As part of their improved protocols, Blue Bell tests every batch of… Read more »


Pathogen Identified in Cider Related Outbreak

Testing done by the CDC has revealed the pathogen responsible for an outbreak associated with apple cider at the Pike County Color Drive has been identified. Samples from people and the environment tested positive for Cryptosporidium poisoning. The unpasteurized apple cider was likely contaminated by exposure to cow manure. A private family farm in Adams… Read more »


Warning Issued for Raw Feta Cheese

The FDA has issued a warning about raw feta cheese because of a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This cheese was produced by Osage Lane Creamery in Pataskala, Ohio. The cheese is made with unpasteurized goat milk. Pasteurization is a process that heats the milk in order to kill potential pathogens. The FDA found Listeria monocytogenes… Read more »


Tasso Recalled After Potential Listeria Contamination

Fourteen pounds of Cajun Hickory Smoked Pork Tasso has been recalled after concerns arose that the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The pork tasso was tested by the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The affected product was produced by Comeaux’s Inc. in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. The recalled tasso was produced… Read more »