CDC gave a fair warning: always wash hands after handling backyard poultry animals and do not hug or snuggle chicks and ducklings. These animals were found as the source of a salmonella outbreak.
Public Health May 23, 2019
Washing raw chicken does not get rid of bacteria that can cause food poisoning, said the CDC. The only way to make meat safe for consumption is by thoroughly cooking it.
Public Health May 4, 2019
Pre-cut melon and fruits produced by Caito Foods were identified as the possible sources of the Salmonella outbreak in nine states. The CDC and FDA issued public warnings on the recalled food product.
Public Health April 14, 2019
The federal health agency warned pet owners to be cautious in holding their pet hedgehogs after 10 of the 11 cases reported from eight states had contact with the animal. There is no death reported and only one was hospitalized.
Public Health January 26, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a guideline to warn people about the dangers of handling raw cookie dough and cake batter. Eating raw flour and eggs could lead to serious E.coli or Salmonella infection.
Public Health December 10, 2018
A death has already been reported in relation to an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey meat. The total number of cases has now risen to 164.
Public Health November 10, 2018
At least a person has died and 17 people have gotten sick due to Kosher chicken. The reported cases of salmonella outbreak are in states including New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Public Health September 2, 2018
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
Mondelēz Global LLC, which produces Ritz Cracker products, issued a recall over fears an ingredient used in the snacks is contaminated with salmonella. Here are the products affected by the recall.
Public Health July 22, 2018
A salmonella outbreak that sickened 90 people in 26 states has been linked to raw turkey. The CDC said that two of the infected patients live in homes where raw turkey were given as pet food.
Public Health July 20, 2018
In June, the Kellogg company itself issued a recall for its Honey Smacks cereal after it was linked to a salmonella outbreak occurring across the country. The agency now says, however, the some retailers are still selling them.
Public Health July 13, 2018
There’s a suspected salmonella outbreak again. This time, it originated from Kitty’s Restaurant in North Reading, Massachusetts, and reportedly infected as many as 39 people.
Public Health July 12, 2018
The Kellogg Company has voluntarily recalled more than 1.3 million boxes of its Honey Smacks cereal over a possible salmonella contamination. The tainted cereal made at least 73 people in 21 states sick.
Public Health June 15, 2018
Avoid buying pre-cut melon from Walmart and Kroger stores for the time being, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health agency is currently investigating a salmonella outbreak that’s been linked to the fruit.
Public Health June 9, 2018
The CDC reports that a salmonella outbreak has been linked to contact with backyard chickens. There have been 124 cases throughout 36 states identified as part of the outbreak.
Public Health June 8, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration cracked down again on companies that continue to sell the kratom supplement. The unknown product is linked to a recent outbreak of salmonella, which has so far affected 130 people in the United States.
Public Health May 22, 2018
Ziyad Brothers recalled its Tahini Sesame Paste once it was alerted to a potential contamination of salmonella through a random sampling. No salmonella infection related to the product has been reported yet.
Public Health May 22, 2018
The farm responsible for the current salmonella scare in the United States was found to have a rodent problem by the US Food and Drug Administration. Dead and live rodents were found near the hen houses.
Public Health May 16, 2018
How does one keep the family safe from infection when there's a salmonella outbreak? Cleaning the refrigerator thoroughly and following basic food safety tips are key steps.
Public Health May 13, 2018
Twelve more people were sickened by salmonella in an outbreak linked to recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County farm. Here are the proper ways of handling eggs and egg dishes to avoid contracting salmonella.
Public Health May 12, 2018
A salmonella outbreak has infected 35 people in nine different states across the United States. Eggs have been identified as the cause of the outbreak, and over 200,000 eggs were recalled in April due to fears of contamination.
Public Health May 11, 2018
The Food and Drugs Administration announced the recall of more than 200 million eggs. The recalled products could be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup after 22 illnesses linked to the consumption of the eggs had been reported.
Public Health April 16, 2018
At least one death is tied to February’s salmonella outbreak, which the CDC confirms roots from contaminated chicken salad made by an Iowan company. The outbreak also caused 265 people to get sick.
Public Health April 10, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a mandatory recall for all kratom products by Triangle Pharmanaturals. This is the first time that the FDA launched such an order, looking to stem the salmonella outbreaks related to the herbal supplement.
Public Health April 4, 2018
Health officials are now investigating kratom supplements as the number of salmonella cases linked to kratom increases. To date, there have been 87 cases in the kratom-based salmonella outbreak.
Public Health March 16, 2018
The salmonella outbreak linked to premade chicken salad purchased from grocery stores has worsened, according to the CDC. The total number of victims has increased to 170 people across seven states, with 62 hospitalizations.
Public Health March 9, 2018
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked a multistate outbreak to contact with guinea pigs. Owners of the pet rodents are advised to follow certain rules to keep themselves safe from the disease.
Public Health March 7, 2018
The FDA is not batting an eye after discovering kratom as the culprit behind this recent Salmonella outbreak. For public protection, products with the opioid substitute are now being recalled and destroyed.
Public Health February 25, 2018
A salmonella outbreak has affected 28 people across 20 states, with 11 victims hospitalized. The CDC has linked the incident to the controversial kratom herbal supplements, and has recommended consumers to avoid the products.
Public Health February 21, 2018
New methods of DNA research in skeletons helped scientists dig into the cause of an ancient epidemic. The study points to Salmonella as the possible killer of millions of Mexicans in the 16th century cocoliztli plague.
Feature | Health January 17, 2018
The CDC and FDA warned the public not to buy turtles as pets or give them as gifts. A multistate salmonella outbreak is now being attributed to handling of the hard-shelled reptile.
Public Health August 30, 2017
Frito-Lay announces a product recall for some of its Jalapeño-flavored snacks due to the potential presence of Salmonella. Find out which chips are affected by the recall.
Public Health April 23, 2017
A strain of salmonella could be behind the cocoliztli epidemic that killed the natives of the New World, essentially contributing to the collapse of the Aztec empire.
Public Health February 23, 2017
Food scientists found that some salmonella serotypes that cause foodborne illnesses can damage the DNA. What are the potential consequences of DNA damage from salmonella infection?
Public Health February 22, 2017
Scientists from Duke University have detoxified salmonella to help scour and destroy tumors, a development that can potentially help in the difficult fight against glioblastoma or aggressive brain cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017
Hostess voluntarily recalls its holiday-edition White Peppermint Twinkies over potential salmonella contamination, due to a confectionary coating on the cakes that contains recalled milk powder.
Public Health January 11, 2017
Twenty-one people were infected with multidrug resistant Salmonella in eight U.S. states. Infection was linked to contact with ill calves that were purchased from livestock markets.
Public Health November 30, 2016
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has warned people on salmonella infection linked to consumption of chicken salad sold at a Costco Store in Lynnwood, Washington State.
Public Health October 12, 2016
The CDC is in the midst of an investigation concerning eight outbreaks of salmonella that are linked to backyard chicken farms across the U.S.
Public Health July 21, 2016
Pharmavite issued a Nature Made vitamins recall because of possible salmonella and staph contamination. Learn more about this recent among food recalls in the United States.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 9, 2016
CVS pharmacy announced that it has recalled an herbal tea product due to possible salmonella contamination risk. No reports of illnesses have been reported and the store has already removed all the recalled items from its shelves.
Public Health April 26, 2016
Chipotle's new online game called Guac Hunter will offer customers a chance to get free chips and guacamole. It appears the restaurant, racked in recent months by foodborne illness outbreaks, is out to regain its lost customers.
Life March 22, 2016
Salmonella outbreak has sickened 11 people and hospitalized two in California. Authorities said the most probable sources of the infection are the pistachio products of Wonderful Pistachios, Trader Joe's and Paramount Farms, which all have announced voluntary food recalls.
Life March 10, 2016
Applegate Farm's supplier Perdue Foods LLC pulled out 4,530 pounds of chicken nuggets from the market after consumers found small, solid plastic pieces inside the nuggets. To date, no health reports have been linked to the product recall.
Life March 7, 2016
Hy-Vee is pulling out its macadamia nuts products from stores because of a potential salmonella contamination. The supermarket chain's supplier, Marathon Ventures, found that its raw macadamias may have been tainted by the bacteria during an inspection by the Food and Drug Administration.
Life February 25, 2016
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