August 8, 2016: CDC Alerts Public To Multistate Salmonella Alfalfa Sprouts Outbreak

Salmonella Alfalfa Sprouts Outbreak News – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with multiple public health agencies to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Reading and Salmonella Abony infections that may be linked to eating alfalfa sprouts.

According to the CDC, information obtained form epidemiologic and traceback investigations at this time indicates that alfalfa sprouts supplied by Sprouts Extraordinaire of Denver, Colorado, are the likely source of this latest Salmonella outbreak.

Extraordinaire Sprouts Recall

On August 5, 2016, Sprouts Extraordinaire recalled its alfalfa sprouts because the products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. The recalled alfalfa sprouts were sold in 5-pound boxes and labeled “Living Alfalfa Sprouts.”
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The CDC recommends that “consumers do not eat and restaurants and other retailers do not sell or serve recalled alfalfa sprouts supplied by Sprouts Extraordinaire.”

More About The Alfalfa Sprouts Salmonella Outbreak

Thirty people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Reading and/or Salmonella Abony have been reported from nine states as follows: Colorado (13), Kansas (8), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Nebraska (2), New York (1), Oregon (1), Texas (1), and Wyoming (2). Five of those sickened were hospitalized. Illness onset dates range from May 21, 2016 to July 20, 2016.

Outbreak victims reported eating raw alfalfa sprouts on sandwiches from multiple different restaurants. Public health traceback investigations of five restaurants where ill people reported eating alfalfa sprouts, indicated that Sprouts Extraordinaire supplied alfalfa sprouts to all five of these locations.

Salmonella is a bacterium capable of causing a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection known as salmonellosis. One of the most common foodborne illnesses, it can occur when food contaminated by Salmonella is consumed.

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July 11, 2016: Seattle Irish Pub Fato Site of Food Poisoning Outbreak

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The Public health Department of King County and Seattle Washington have reported a food poisoning outbreak of Salmonella associated with the Irish pub Fado.

Two patrons were sickened with salmonellosis. Neither were hospitalized. The two patrons experienced illness after eating at the establishment on June 27 and June 28, 2016, respectively.

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Seattle Irish Pub Fato Food Poisoning Investigation

The individuals, who were not in the same meal party, both reported eating bacon cheese burgers with French fries. After investigation, the Public Health Department found several violations of cleanliness standards, such as inadequate cleaning of equipment, inadequate handwashing, and inadequate handwashing facilities. Since this inspection the Health Department found that all violations were addressed.

Salmonella Food Poisoning and Salmonella Food Poisoning Symptoms

Salmonella is a type bacterium capable of causing a serious and potentially life-threatening infection. Salmonella food poisoning (also referred to as salmonellosis) can occur when Salmonella contaminated food is eaten.

Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) may include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 6 to 72 hours after eating a Salmonella contaminated food.

June 21, 2016: Potential Salmonella Contamination Leads To Macadamia Nut Recall

Salmonella Macadamia Nut Recall News – On June 21, 2016, Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. recalled its raw macadamia nuts from California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington Whole Foods Market stores because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. In a company press release, Marin Foods indicated that routine testing performed by an FDA-contracted laboratory, determined that the recalled raw macadamia nuts products tested positive for the presence of the foodborne pathogen Salmonella.

Salmonella Macadamia Nut Recall Information

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The recalled products are labeled “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts” and are packaged in 6 oz. clear plastic tubs. The nuts bear “best by” dates of August 21, 2016 through November 6, 2016, and are marked with UPC Code 99948200132. The nuts were distributed to Whole Foods Market stores in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

Salmonella Food Poisoning Symptoms

Salmonella is a bacterium capable of causing a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection referred to as salmonellosis. Salmonella food poisoning can occur when Salmonella contaminated food is consumed.

Salmonella food poisoning symptoms may include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 6 to 72 hours after eating a Salmonella contaminated food.

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June 8, 2016: CDC Reports Seven Outbreaks of Backyard Chicken Salmonella

Backyard Chicken Salmonella

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in association with multiple states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), have reported seven separate multistate outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard chickens.

A total of 324 people over 35 states have been infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella.
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Over 300 People Sickened in Backyard Chicken Salmonella Outbreak

Of the 324 people sickened in this outbreak, sixty-six were hospitalized, and one death was reported, though Salmonella infection was not considered to be a contributing factor in the reported death.

More than a forth of those infected were children 5 years-old or younger.

Of the 324 reports of illness, 238 of those people were interviewed, revealing that 217 (91%) reported contact with live poultry in the week before their illness.

The CDC has reports of illness ranging from January 4, 2016 to May 11, 2016.

Salmonella Information

Salmonella is a bacterium capable of causing a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection known as salmonellosis.

According to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are an estimated 1.2 million cases in the U.S. each year, with approximately 400 of those cases resulting in death. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to suffer severe illness or Salmonella Complications.

Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) may include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 6 to 72 hours after exposure to the Salmonella-contaminated animal or food.

Salmonella Infection from Backyard Chickens

The CDC provides the following information in their June 8, 2016 Backyard Chicken Salmonella Outbreak Report:

Ill people reported purchasing live poultry to produce eggs, learn about agriculture, have as a hobby,enjoy for fun, keep as pets, or to give as Easter gifts. Some of the places ill people reported contact with live poultry include at their home, someone else’s home, work, or school settings.

These outbreaks are expected to continue for the next several months since flock owners might be unaware of the risk of Salmonella infection from live poultry or participate in risky behaviors that can result in infection.

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May 26, 2016: FDA Issues Final Food Defense FSMA Regulation

On May 26, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finished the creation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This action was marked by the completion of the seventh final piece of regulation.

FSMA Regulation Finalized

This new rule signifies the completion of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The new food safety rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aims to prevent wide-scale risks to public health by requiring national and international companies to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply.
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The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. The new regulation was established in order to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.

FDA Issues New FSMA Regulation

Stephen Ostroff, M.D., incoming deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, FDA, explains the need for this new regulation. “Today’s final rule on intentional adulteration will further strengthen the safety of an increasingly global and complex food supply. The rule will work in concert with other components of FSMA by preventing food safety problems before they occur.”

The New FSMA Regulation Details According to the FDA Press Release

In establishing this unprecedented oversight, the FDA requires domestic and foreign food facilities to complete and maintain a written food defense plan that assesses their potential vulnerabilities to deliberate contamination where the intent is to cause wide-scale public health harm.

Food manufacturers are required to comply with the new regulation within three to five years after publication of the final rule, depending on the size of the business. The rule was proposed in December 2013 and takes into consideration more than 200 comments submitted by the food industry, government regulatory partners, consumer advocates and others.

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