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.