Food Poisoning FDA Safety Updates
Multistate E.Coli Outbreak Injures Many
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tainted chopped, romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona caused a multistate E.Coli outbreak affecting nearly 60 people from 16 states. Thirty-one people have been hospitalized since March 13.
Microgreens Recalled for Listeria
Greenbelt Greenhouse LTD of British Columbia, Canada is recalling all Greenbelt Microgreen products with the dates from April 24 to April 30. The microgreens are contaminated with the pathogen, Listeria. This virus can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The CDC released a list of foods that could make you sick. The government agency has linked these foods more often with foodborne illnesses than any other on the market.
The FDA has now linked pre-cut melon salmonella to 23 states. Cut watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe, as well as fruit salads containing these melons, have injured at least 60 people so far. The FDA expects this number to grow as not all people report their injuries to the government agency.
The famous cereal company, Kellogg is recalling an estimated 1.3 million cases of Honey Smacks cereal from more than 30 U.S. states. The company cites the cereal is contaminated with salmonella and has injured over 70 people.
It is scary when there is an outbreak of contaminated food. Lives are in danger. Plus, there can be devasting consequences. Reporting the incident is just one step. It is important to know the others to receive the most compensation after your illness.
Just a few weeks after a previous romaine recall rocked the country earlier this summer, the FDA is recalling the lettuce once more. This time it is from cyclospora contaminating multiple salad and wrap products sold by grocery stores including Kroger, Trader Joe’s and Walgreens.
After being notified that multiple packages and varieties of Pepperidge Farms goldfish crackers contain the bacteria, Salmonella, the company has issued a nationwide recall. Thus far, the Centers for Disease Control has not received any illness reports.
Currently, McDonald’s salads have infected 476 people with the parasite, cyclospora. The FDA confirms that the outbreak has spread to 15 states with 21 people needing hospitalization. However, the agency expects this number to continue to grow as more ill people come forward
The FDA is investigating an outbreak of salmonella at Burien Fresh Smoothies, a restaurant in Washington. The agency hasn’t released the source of the Washington salmonella outbreak. Seven people have become ill, but researchers expect that number to rise.
The Colorado-based company Cargill Meat Solutions has recalled around 132,606 pounds of ground beef products due to an E. coli contamination. The company produced and packaged the meat on June 21 and sold it to many grocery stores including Publix, Safeway, and Target.