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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Salami Sticks Rises to 31 Cases in 10 States

Ten new illnesses in a salmonella outbreak linked to recalled salami sticks bring the total number to 31, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Two more states have reported cases, increasing the number of affected states to 10. There have been six hospitalizations, but no deaths, the CDC said in a

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  • November 16, 2021
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  • Trader Joe's Salami Snacks Tied to 20 Salmonella Cases in 8 States

    Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks, sold primarily at Trader Joe's, have been linked to a salmonella outbreak with 20 reported cases in eight states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

    Most of the patients (80%) are younger than 18. Three people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported, the agency said in a

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  • October 26, 2021
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  • Salmonella Outbreak in 37 States Linked to Imported Onions

    Onions from Mexico have been linked to a salmonella outbreak that's sickened 652 people in 37 states, federal health officials said Wednesday.

    So far, there have been 129 hospitalizations, but no deaths.

    Investigators have traced one source of the outbreak to whole red, white and yellow onions that were imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed across the United States by Pro...

    Hen Hazard: Salmonella a Threat From Backyard Chickens

    It's still not OK to kiss your chickens or your ducklings -- you could catch a salmonella infection from barnyard birds.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has offered that warning before, and now an agriculture expert reminds backyard farmers that it's better to have a less hands-on approach with their feathered friends.

    People should take simple sanit...

    Fratelli Beretta Antipasto Trays Are the Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

    Fratelli Beretta brand antipasto trays have been identified as the source of a salmonella outbreak that's sickened at least 36 people in 17 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

    No deaths have been reported.

    Investigators found that most of the ill people ate Fratelli Beretta brand uncured antipasto trays before they got sick, and the CDC advises...

    Salmonella Illness in 17 States Tied to Salami, Prosciutto

    Two salmonella outbreaks that appear related to salami and other Italian-style meats have sickened at least 36 people in 17 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Twelve people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

    Because some people recover from salmonella without medical care and aren't tested, the CDC suspects the true number of...

    Illness, Death in Hundreds of Dogs Spurs FDA Action Against Dog Food Maker

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it has sent a warning letter to a pet food company linked to contaminated food that may have caused illness or death in hundreds of dogs.

    The letter was issued after inspections of Midwestern Pet Foods Inc.'s manufacturing sites found violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the agency said in a

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  • August 18, 2021
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  • Avanti Expands Recall of Frozen Shrimp for Possible Salmonella Contamination

    Avanti Frozen Foods has expanded its recall of various frozen cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp products that may be contaminated with salmonella.

    The more than two dozen products were sold under various brand names and distributed across the United States between November 2020 and May 2021, the

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  • August 17, 2021
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  • Breaded, Raw Chicken Recalled in Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak

    More than 59,000 pounds of frozen, raw, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken products linked with a multi-state salmonella outbreak have been recalled, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says.

    The products were produced Feb. 24 and Feb. 25, 2021, by Serenade Foods in Indiana and sold under the brand names Milford Valley, Dutch Farms and Kirkwood. A public health alert a...

    McCormick Recalls Seasonings Over Salmonella Risk

    McCormick & Co. on Wednesday announced the recall of several of its popular seasonings because of potential salmonella contamination.

    Included in the recall are McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culina...

    Backyard Chicken Coops Pose Threat of 'Viral Spillover' to People

    Raising chickens in your backyard -- a popular trend during the COVID-19 pandemic -- holds risks that can come home to roost in an unwelcome way.

    It's already well known that poultry can spread the salmonella bacteria to human handlers. But chickens cooped up in backyards could also be breeding grounds for viruses that pose an even bigger public health threat, according to Sonia Hernandez...

    Beware Pet 'Bearded Dragons': CDC Says They Could Carry Salmonella

    What next, 2020?

    In this year of surprising threats to public health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now investigating a pair of salmonella outbreaks among people who cuddled pet hedgehogs and bearded dragon lizards.

    No deaths have been reported in either outbreak but a dozen people have been hospitalized, the CDC said. In both cases, health official...

    Don't Let Salmonella Make Your Thanksgiving a Turkey

    With Thanksgiving but a week away, U.S. health officials want to be sure you don't get sick from any salmonella that might be lurking in your turkey.

    In a new report, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detail the tracking of a recent multistate outbreak of salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products.

    All told, 356 people were sic...

    One Dead, 8 Hospitalized in Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Ground Beef

    Ground beef tainted with salmonella has led to 10 known infections across six states, including eight people so ill they had to be hospitalized, and one death.

    "Illnesses in this outbreak are more severe than expected for salmonella," the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement issued Friday.

    So far, infections have been reported in Colorado (3 ca...

    Organic Chicken Less Likely to Harbor a Dangerous 'Superbug'

    In a finding that suggests organic is best, a new study indicates that chickens raised without antibiotics may have fewer types of antibiotic-resistant salmonella than animals raised at factory farms.

    Salmonella is a common infection among poultry, so some large farms feed their chickens antibiotics to prevent the birds from getting sick, and to help them gain weight faster. But this...

    CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Salmonella in Beef, Cheese

    An antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella is sickening people who eat contaminated beef and unpasteurized soft Mexican cheese, U.S. health officials warned Thursday.

    First seen in 2017, this bacterial strain has already caused 255 Americans in 32 states to become ill, and many more cases are expected.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pinpointed the ...

    Flying Insects in Hospitals Carry 'Superbug' Germs

    Many flies and flying insects in hospitals carry bacteria that could pose an infection risk to patients, and more than half of them carry the types that resist antibiotics, a new study says.

    British researchers used ultraviolet-light flytraps, electronic fly killers and sticky traps to collect nearly 20,000 flies, aphids, ants, wasps, bees and moths at seven hospitals in England over ...

    CDC Warns Again of Salmonella From Pet Hedgehogs

    Ten more cases of salmonella linked to pet hedgehogs have been reported in the United States, bringing the total to 27, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The latest cases were reported in six states: California, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Oregon and Tennessee.

    Forty-two percent of those sickened are kids 12 years and younger, and two people h...

    Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Pre-Cut Melons Expands to More Than 100 Cases

    Twenty-four new illnesses linked to an outbreak involving packaged melon distributed across 16 states were reported by U.S. health officials Wednesday.

    The outbreak now includes 117 cases of Salmonella Carrau illness, including 32 cases so severe the patients required hospitalization, although no deaths have been reported, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sai...

    Pre-Cut Melons at Kroger, Walmart, Other Stores May Carry Salmonella

    Pre-cut, packaged melon distributed by major grocery chains across 16 states have been tied to an outbreak of salmonella illness, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday.

    The outbreak has so far involved 93 cases of Salmonella Carrau illness, including 23 cases so severe the patients required hospitalization, although no deaths have been ...

    Pet Hedgehogs Still Spreading Salmonella, CDC Warns

    They're tiny, furry and cute, but hedgehogs as pets can bring salmonella dangers, U.S. health officials warned on Friday.

    There have been 17 cases of the serious gastrointestinal infection across 11 states -- all linked to contact with hedgehogs, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    "Hedgehogs can carry salmonella germs in their droppings while a...

    Snuggling Your Pet Hedghog May Spread Salmonella, CDC Warns

    They're cute, but cuddling a pet hedgehog could transmit potentially deadly salmonella, U.S. health officials warned Friday.

    As of Jan. 23, "11 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from eight states," according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Nobody has died, although one person needed to be hos...