Tag: Food contamination

Meijer Recalls 43,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef For Possible Contamination With Hard Plastic

The Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that Meijer recalled more than 43,000 pounds of ground beef. Some customers complained finding hard plastic in the products.

Public Health April 11, 2019

Pins And Needles Found In Strawberries In Australia: Manhunt Launched For Culprit

Strawberry lovers, beware: pins and needles have been found inside the fruits in Queensland, Australia. Authorities have launched the manhunt for the culprit behind the dangerous scheme, while the public is urged to slice strawberries before eating them.

Public Health September 17, 2018

Nearly 700 People Have Gotten Sick After Eating Chipotle

It’s not looking good for Chipotle. The Mexican grill fast food chain is now facing a bunch of lawsuits after nearly 700 people got sick from eating at one of its branches in Ohio.

Public Health August 3, 2018

Chicken Meat Most Likely To Make People Sick, According To CDC

Chicken sickened the most number of people during related outbreaks, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings from the report resulted in divided opinions among poultry experts.

Public Health August 3, 2018

Hepatitis A Outbreak In Michigan Is Worst In History

Michigan recorded the highest cases of hepatitis A. Experts said that this latest outbreak differs from the previous ones due to the number of fatalities.

Public Health May 29, 2018

Metal Pieces In Hormel’s Spam May Cause Oral Injuries: More Than 228,000 Pounds Of Products Recalled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recalled Spam Classic, Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf, and other canned pork and chicken products due to possible contamination of metal pieces. There were reports linked to minor oral injuries after consuming the products.

Public Health May 28, 2018

Biochemists Develop Small, Transparent Patch To Detect Food Contamination

A tiny test patch called the Sentinel Wrap has been developed to determine if food is still safe to eat. This new technology is considered to be more reliable than the expiry dates stamped on food products.

Biotech April 10, 2018

Woman May Have Eaten Tail Of Dead Lizard Found In Store-Bought Lettuce

A woman in Maine initially thought that the thing in her fork was a slice of avocado. She later realized it was a tailless dead lizard, and she isn't sure if she has ingested the animal's tail.

Public Health February 7, 2018

Pet Owners Warned Not To Feed Animals With Raw Meat Products

Researchers are warning pet owners about the dangers of feeding their pets raw meat products, as they pose a risk not only to animals but also to themselves. These products were often found to be infected with parasites and bacteria.

Public Health January 13, 2018

Trader Joe's Salads Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

A public health alert has been issued for a certain type of salad sold at Trader Joe's grocery stores. Officials are warning consumers to either throw the salad product away or return them to where they were purchased.

Public Health November 2, 2017

Woman Fights For Her Life, Others Hospitalized For Botulism After Consuming Gas Station Cheese Sauce

A woman from Sacramento has spent the last three weeks in the ICU after consuming contaminated nacho cheese from a gas station. What is botulism, and can it cause an outbreak?

Public Health May 19, 2017

Human Waste Detected In Coke Cans At Northern Ireland Manufacturing Plant

Human waste has turned up in drink cans at a Coca-Cola manufacturing plant in Northern Ireland. The discovery prompted machine closure for hours and a police investigation into the product contamination.

Public Health March 29, 2017

Frozen Taquitos Recalled Because Of Potential Plastic And Rubber Contamination

Ajinomoto Windsor recalled more than 35,000 pounds of frozen and ready-to-eat beef taquitos that have been shipped to several states in the United States. What are the products affected by this food recall?

Public Health March 27, 2017

CDC Wraps Up Contaminated Flour Investigation, Warns Illnesses Expected To Continue

The CDC has finished its investigation into the contaminated flour that led to a multi-state E. coli outbreak. But while its questions have been resolved, the agency warned that illnesses may continue.

Public Health September 30, 2016

Scientists Develop New Sensor That Can Detect Bacterial Infections In 15 Minutes

Researchers in India and Canada have developed a device that can detect E. coli and other bacterial contamination in food and water sources. The new sensor can produce conclusive results in only 15 to 20 minutes.

Biotech September 7, 2016

Health Experts Link 40 Cases Of Hepatitis A To Strawberry Smoothie Of Tropical Smoothie Cafe: What You Should Know

Forty four hepatitis A cases reported in Virginia are linked to Egyptian strawberries used in Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The illness reportedly began as early as May and has lasted up until August.

Public Health August 31, 2016

California Health Officials Warn Against Eating Toxic Shellfish From Half Moon Bay, Monterey Bay

People in California are advised not to consume rock crabs or shellfish caught in Monterey Bay and Half Moon Bay because of a possible domoic acid contamination. The toxin is known to cause severe brain damage and even death.

Public Health August 22, 2016

Lesson From General Mills Flour Recall? Don't Eat Raw Cookie Dough Or Batter

American food company General Mills is expecting the recall of roughly 45 million pounds of flour over cases of E.coli contamination. Experts say the biggest takeaway from the incident is this: don't eat raw cookie dough or batter.

Public Health July 31, 2016

Product Recall: GNP Company Recalls More Than 55,000 Pounds Of Chicken Due To Possible Contamination

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that Minnesota-based poultry producer GNP is recalling an estimated 55,608 pounds of its products. This is because of a possible foreign matter contamination involving its products.

Public Health June 24, 2016

Dozens Of Customers Get Sick After Eating At California Restaurant

Ay, caramba! Dozens of customers get sick after eating at a locally famous Mexican restaurant in Fairfield, California. Health officials linked dozens of food poisoning cases to local food joint Alejandro's Taqueria.

Public Health June 11, 2016

Dole Officials Aware Of Listeria Problem At Salad Plant: FDA Report

An FDA report found that Dole Food Company officials knew about the listeria issues at their Ohio salad plant more than a year before the factory closed in January. The Department of Justice is also conducting its own investigation.

Public Health May 1, 2016

Raw Milk From Organic Farm Linked To Deadly Listeria Outbreak

A CDC report released Friday linked a 2014 listeria outbreak to raw milk from Miller’s Organic Farm in Pennsylvania. The agency called on the public to consume only pasteurized dairy to prevent getting sick due to bacterial contamination.

Life March 19, 2016

35 Restaurants Across China Busted For Sprinkling Opium Poppies To Season Dishes

Thirty-five restaurants in China have been busted by the China Food and Drug Administration for allegedly adding ground poppy powder to their menu. The substance, which contained low levels of morphine and codeine, is said to be sprinkled on food to make them more addictive to eaters.

Life January 23, 2016

Listeria-Contaminated Dole Salad Sickens 12, Kills One

A current, multi-state listeria outbreak sickened 12 people and killed one. Test results linked the outbreak to Dole packaged salads produced by the Springfield facility in Ohio. Dole announced they ceased the operations in the said facility. The company is currently pulling out said products from the shelves.

Life January 23, 2016

Nut Butter Tied To Salmonella Outbreak That Sickened 11 In Nine States

A salmonella outbreaklinked to JEM Raw Peanut Spread has sickened 11 people across nine states. The pathogen, formerly known as Salmonella Java, is the same strain linked to the July outbreak caused by frozen raw tuna.

Life December 7, 2015

McDonald's Operator Faces Lawsuit After Diners Were Exposed To Hepatitis A

McDonald's Waterloo, New York operator Jascor Inc. was sued by a customer due to potential exposure to food and beverage made by a crew member with hepatitis A. The lawsuit is pursuing a class-action status which could include over 1,000 affected customers.

Life November 18, 2015

E. Coli Outbreak Threatens Chipotle Sales As Victims Vow Not To Go Back To Mexican Restaurant

Food poisoning incidents at several Chipotle restaurants in the greater Seattle and Portland area are expected to drive customers away from the Mexican fast food chain. Analysts say the food company could suffer a depression in sales as a result of the negative publicity.

Life November 5, 2015

E. Coli Outbreak Forces Chipotle To Close Portland, Seattle Stores: Here’s How This Disease Is Transmitted

Chipotle has shut down all of its restaurants in the cities of Portland and Seattle after receiving reports of E. coli infection cases from health officials. This marks the third food contamination incident linked to Chipotle stores following earlier salmonella and norovirus cases.

Life November 4, 2015

Woman Suffering From Severe Headache Has Tapeworm Eggs in Her Brain

Doctors have successfully removed tapeworm eggs inside the brain of Yadira Rostro, the 31-year-old woman who suffered massive headaches for nine months.

Life September 19, 2015

FDA Releases Safety Rules Following Latest Deadly Outbreaks

The Food and Drug Administration is set to implement new government safety rules concerning the operations of food manufacturers following the latest string of food-borne illness outbreaks in the country.

Life September 11, 2015

Minnesota Resident Sues Cucumber Company For Salmonella Poisoning

A Minnesota woman has filed a lawsuit against San Diego-based Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce after falling ill when she consumed salmonella-contaminated cucumbers supplied by the company.

Life September 9, 2015

FDA Clamps Down on Cilantro From Mexico Due To Human Feces Contamination

The FDA has issued a ban on all cilantro imports from the Mexican state of Puebla after detecting traces of the Cyclospora cayetanensis parasite in samples of produce from the area.

Life July 30, 2015

Blue Bell Points To Oklahoma Plant As Likely Source Of Listeria

Blue Bell Creameries of Texas believes that the traces of listeria found in its ice cream products from its Oklahoma facility could likely have originated from a non-sanitary room in the plant. The company, however, was not able to cite the exact source of the contamination found in products from its Texas plant.

Life June 11, 2015

Possible Contamination Prompts Recall Of Sabra Hummus

Discovery of deadly Listeria bacteria in a random sample led to a recall of 360,000 containers of hummus. Maker Sabra said the voluntary recall was put in place after the FDA informed the company of the test.

Life April 10, 2015

Tainted Blue Bell Ice Cream Kills Three People In Kansas — How Does Listeria Lead To Deadly Desserts?

Listeria has taken the lives of three peple, and sickened at least five others after they consumed tainted ice cream. What is this disease, and how can you avoid it?

Life April 9, 2015

70 percent of Norovirus outbreaks due to infected food worker: CDC

If you experience vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pains after eating in a restaurant, there's a high chance that your food was handled by an infected food worker.

Life June 4, 2014

Wolverine Packing Company recalls 1.8 million pounds of beef due to E. coli contamination

Wolverine Packing Company voluntarily recalled about 1.8 million pounds of beef products for possible E. coli contamination. Ten of the 11 individuals who fell sick reported eating at restaurants that identified the company as the source of their ground beef.

Life May 20, 2014

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