Category Archives: Nutrition: Salmonella

Crackers, cookies, can harbor harmful bacteria for months

Griffin, Ga. - Researchers at the University of Georgia found that pathogens, like salmonella, can survive for at least six months in cookies and crackers. The recent study was prompted by an increased number of outbreaks of foodborne diseases linked … Continue reading

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Dole Spinach Salad Recall

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad. The product being recalled is Dole Spinach coded A27409B & A27409A, with an Enjoy By date of October 15 and UPC 7143000976 due to a possible … Continue reading

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Another cucumber recall for suspected Salmonella

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — September 11, 2015 — Parlier, CA — Custom Produce Sales (“Custom Produce”) of  Parlier, California is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Fat Boy® label starting August 1, 2015 because they may be contaminated with … Continue reading

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Cucumbers and Salmonella Outbreak Being Investigated by FDA

What is the Problem and What is Being Done About It? What are the Symptoms of Salmonella? How Soon do Symptoms Appear After Exposure? What are the Complications of Salmonella Infections? Who is at Risk? What Do Restaurants and Retailers Need … Continue reading

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Sid Wainer and Son Recalls Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 25, 2015 – New Bedford, MA – Sid Wainer and Son of New Bedford, MA is voluntarily recalling Jansal Valley brand Raw Macadamia Nuts, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an … Continue reading

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Salmonella: The Risks And Tips To Avoid Getting Poisoned

Over the years Salmonella has been in and out of the news on a regular basis with recalls of this and recalls of that. We see outbreaks of illness liked to many different types of foods due to Salmonella that … Continue reading

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Kroger spice recall details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 25, 2015 – Cincinnati, Ohio – The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac’n Buds sold in its retail … Continue reading

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Salmonella increasing because of extreme heat, precipitation

Extreme heat and precipitation events, which are expected to increase in frequency and intensity due to climate change, are associated with increased risk of salmonella infections, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Maryland School of … Continue reading

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Washing raw chicken actually spreads food-borne illnesses: Drexel expert

Like most people, you may believe that washing raw chicken prior to cooking is safe, or even prevents food-borne illness. In fact, the opposite is true. “You should assume that if you have chicken, you have either Salmonella or Campylobacter … Continue reading

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Certain foods are more prone to pathogens such as E. coli

(Reuters) - More than 80 percent of cases of a certain E. coli illness were linked to beef and vegetables grown in rows, according to a U.S. government report on Tuesday. Salmonella infections were traced to a wider variety of … Continue reading

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The dangerous pathogens lurking in urban rats

In the first study to look at would-be diseases carried by New York City rats, scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health identified bacterial pathogens, including E. coli, Salmonella, and C. … Continue reading

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Salmonella infection mitigates asthma

Researchers from Germany have identified the mechanism by which Salmonella infections can reduce the incidence of asthma in mice. The research, which appears ahead of print in the journal Infection and Immunity, opens up new avenues of research that could … Continue reading

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Poultry safety efforts heightened at USDA to combat Salmonella increase

December 5, 2012: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced new steps to protect consumers by improving the food safety plans required for companies that produce poultry products. Companies producing raw ground chicken and … Continue reading

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E. coli story that may not be suitable if you are about to eat

Sigrun J. Hauge has studied the effect of the measures implemented on farms and in slaughterhouses. The aim of the project “Uncontaminated Carcasses” was to uncover data that would help to improve the hygienic quality of meat from cattle and … Continue reading

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The raw tuna sushi Salmonella release from FDA

Moon Marine USA Corporation voluntarily recalls frozen raw yellowfin tuna product “Nakaochi Scrape” associated with a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly infections   Fast Facts Moon Marine USA Corporation (also known as MMI) of Cupertino, Calif. is voluntarily recalling 58,828 … Continue reading

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Sushi, Salmonella link being investigated by FDA; Cruze, Jeep fires by NHTSA

We have become aware of a possible link between sushi and Salmonella in a number of states. The item referenced above cites a USA Today story about a memo that has been distributed internally at the FDA. We have searched … Continue reading

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Smucker’s peanut butter recall for Salmonella

Smucker’s is recalling chunky peanut butter because of Salmonella, according to the AP, in an item that hit our screen at 8:14 AM on Thursday EDT. It took Smucker’s a full day to get this news posted on its web … Continue reading

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New spinach recall for Salmonella

Church Brothers, LLC is voluntarily recalling 560 bags of clipped spinach as a precautionary measure after one bag tested positive for Salmonella during a random USDA Microbiological Data Program sampling. The recalled product was processed on October 6, 2011 and … Continue reading

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Salmonella illnesses linked to organic eggs: Minnesota Dep’t of Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are investigating illnesses in at least six people in Minnesota that are connected with a recall of organic shell eggs due to contamination … Continue reading

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International travel and the risk of hospitalization with non-typhoidal Salmonella bacteremia

International travel and the risk of hospitalization with non-typhoidal Salmonella bacteremia. A Danish population-based cohort study, 1999-2008 Kristoffer Koch, Brian Kristensen, Hanne M Holt, Steen Ethelberg, Kare Molbak and Henrik C Schonheyder BMC Infectious Diseases 2011, 11:277doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-277 Published: 19 October … Continue reading

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Sanith Ourn Farm Fresh Hot Basil recalled for Salmonella risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 7, 2011 - Sanith Ourn Farm of Indiantown, Fl, is recalling Fresh Hot Basil herb because it may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal … Continue reading

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We’re on the papaya Salmonella problem: FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its counterpart agencies in the Mexican government, the National Service for Agroalimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) and the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS), are expanding their … Continue reading

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USDA mandatory recall authority, tighter Salmonella standards called for by Consumers Union

Yonkers, N.Y.—Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, today called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to drastically tighten its present Salmonella standard, which allows almost half the samples tested at a ground turkey plant to be contaminated … Continue reading

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Natural food preservative that kills food-borne bacteria discovered by U Minnesota researchers

University of Minnesota researchers have discovered and received a patent for a naturally occurring lantibiotic — a peptide produced by a harmless bacteria — that could be added to food to kill harmful bacteria like salmonella, E. coli and listeria. … Continue reading

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Turkey, Salmonella actions by USDA lacking: CSPI

Nearly 80 consumers are sick and one has died from a dangerous strain of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg linked to ground turkey products. These strains of Salmonella increase the risk that consumers will face life-threatening illnesses. Infected individuals face longer illnesses, … Continue reading

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The Cargill ground turkey recall press release from the FSIS

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2011 - Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, a Springdale, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 36 million pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with a multi-drug resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s … Continue reading

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