January 19, 2018: Five Wisconsin Salmonella Cases May Be Linked To Jimmy John’s Sprouts

Wisconsin Salmonella Montevideo Cases Included In Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreak

On January 19, 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported that it is working with multiple public health agencies to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella food poisoning cases. The DHS confirmed that five people have been infected with the same genetic strain of Salmonella Montevideo in Wisconsin. All of those persons infected with the same Salmonella strain (also referred to as the outbreak strain) reported eating sprouts at a Jimmy John’s restaurant located in Wisconsin sometime in mid-to-late December. According to the DHS, persons infected with the outbreak strain in other states, also reported eating sprouts at Jimmy John’s locations in their state.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Recommendations

Public health officials are working to identify the source of sprouts linked to the outbreak and to determine if the sprouts were distributed to other locations. In an effort to protect the public, the DHS has requested that Jimmy John’s restaurant locations in Wisconsin remove sprouts from their menu until the investigation is completed. Consumers were also advised to not eat sprouts from Jimmy John’s at this time.

The DHS provided the following health information to the public in its news release:

“Sprouts are a known source of foodborne illness. To reduce the risk of getting sick from sprouts, sprouts should be cooked before consumption, and people should request that raw sprouts not be added to food. Children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems should avoid eating raw sprouts of any kind (including alfalfa, clover, radish, and mung bean sprouts). Thoroughly cooking sprouts kills the harmful bacteria. If people have eaten sprouts and become ill with diarrhea and fever, they should call their doctor and local health department.

Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, vomiting, fever and/or stomach cramps. Illness usually develops within 6 to 72 hours after being exposed to Salmonella bacteria, but can be up to 10 days. Generally illness lasts three to seven days. Some individuals who are infected may have no symptoms at all but may still transmit the Salmonella bacteria to others. The spread of Salmonella from person-to-person may be avoided by careful hand washing with soap and water, particularly after using the restroom.”

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October 3, 2016: Good Earth Egg Recall

Good Earth Egg Recall Announcement – On October 3, 2016, Good Earth Egg Company, LLC of Bonne Terre, Missouri issued a recall for all of its shell eggs because the product has the potential to be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. The company reports that it was notified by the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) that a link has been established between eggs distributed by its facility to cases of Salmonella illnesses in Missouri and surrounding states.

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Good Earth Egg Recall Information

Products covered by the Good Earth Egg recall include all shell eggs produced by the company with sell by dates of 10/8/2016 and earlier. According to the company the eggs can be identified as follows:

“Various sizes of shell eggs are packaged in the following ways: 6-count cartons, 10-count cartons, 12-count cartons, 18-count cartons, 15 dozen cases, and 30 dozen cases. The dates and codes on the cartons and cases will include everything prior to and including date code 252 – Sell By 10/08/2016, with “Packed for” or “Produced for Good Earth Egg Company”

The Good Earth Egg recall products were distributed throughout the Midwest to retail, wholesale, institutions, and restaurants; and were also sold to walk-in customers. Good Earth eggs were sold at Dierbergs, Straubs, Midtowne Market and Price Chopper in the metropolitan St. Louis area.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that consumers do not eat, and restaurants and retailers do not serve or sell Good Earth Egg recall products at this time. The agency also advised that because the recalled eggs were sold under different brand names, if you do not know if eggs that you purchased were distributed by Good Earth Egg Company, ask the store where you bought them for this information. You should also ask restaurants where they purchased their eggs before ordering.

CDC Good Earth Egg Recall And Outbreak Information

The CDC has reported that eight people have been infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Oranienburg across three states. Two of those sickened in the outbreak required hospitalization. According to the agency, epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback investigations have identified shell eggs distributed by Good Earth Egg Company of Bonne Terre, Missouri as the likely source of the infections.

About Salmonella

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Salmonella Symptoms may include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream (septicemia) and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

What You Can Do If You Suspect a Salmonella Infection

If you suspect that you may have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing Salmonella symptoms, contact your healthcare professional. He or she can order the necessary lab work to confirm a Salmonella infection. Let your doctor know that you consumed eggs or handled eggs that may have been covered by the Good Earth Egg Recall. Salmonella food poisoning is typically diagnosed by a stool culture. If your doctor suspects septicemia, a blood culture will also be performed.

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At The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg, we believe that the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones during an outbreak is to stay informed. Please visit Salmonella Lawsuit of the FDA Recall page for more information.

Good Earth Egg Company has released the following statement, “We are taking these steps because consumer safety is our top priority. As a third-generation family operated farm, we are solely focused on providing fresh, quality, healthy eggs to local consumers. Although no Good Earth Egg Company eggs have tested positive for Salmonella, we feel strongly that issuing a voluntary recall is the right thing to do. Good Earth Egg Company is working closely with the FDA to determine the root cause of the potential contamination.”

September 22, 2016: BIKAJI Chowpati Salmonella Recall

BIKAJI Chowpati Salmonella Recall News- on September 22, 2016, Krishna Food Corp recalled 16 cartons of BIKAJI Chowpati BHELPURI due to a possible Salmonella contamination.

BIKAJI Chowpati Salmonella Recall Information

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Krishna Food Corp of Neshanic Station, New Jersey, has recalled 16 cartons of BIKAJI Chowpati BHELPURI, NET WT: 300g 10.58 OZ Batch no 2016 F97 Best Before June 2017, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Product was distributed in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, through retail stores. Recent tests conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) show this product to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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. 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.

Symptoms of Salmonella

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.

In a small percentage of patients, a condition known as reactive arthritis may develop. Reactive arthritis is characterized by joint pain, eye irritation (conjunctivitis), and/or painful urination. Reactive arthritis symptoms may appear from 1-4 weeks following infection.

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Please see Adams Farm Beef Recall to learn about multi state E. coli outbreak linked to beef products.

September 2, 2016: Asher’s Chocolates Recalled For Potential Health Risk

Asher’s Chocolate Salmonella Recall – Asher’s Chocolates, Lewistown, PA, Inc., an affiliated partner of Chester A. Asher Inc. (Asher’s) has recalled its chocolates, chocolate bars, cellophane wrapped chocolates, and individually wrapped chocolates, etc. marketed under the Asher’s brand because the chocolate products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. The recalled products were produced in the company’s Lewistown, PA facility and were distributed nationwide.

The potential for Salmonella contamination was noted after routine testing detected the presence of Salmonella in a group of products.

Asher’s Chocolate Salmonella Recall Information

Multiple brands of Asher’s chocolates are subject to the recall. For a complete list of Ascher’s recalled products, please visit the Food and Drug Administration’s Recall website at Asher’s Chocolate Salmonella Recall.

The recalled candy products were distributed nationwide in retail stores.

About Salmonella

The Asher’s company press release reports:

“Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.”

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Please see E Coli Panera Bread for food poisoning outbreak news.

August 31, 2016: Florida Health Officials Investigate Salmonella Outbreak In Orange County

Florida Salmonella Outbreak Is Investigated

Local Florida news, Action Jax, reports that the Florida Department of Health is currently investigating a Salmonella outbreak that may be linked to Pablo’s Mexican Cuisine on 2nd Street in Fernandina Beach, FL.

The Florida Department of Health is reported to have identified five confirmed Salmonella cases and three more probable cases.

A Florida Department of Health spokesman urged the public to go to their doctor if they believe that they were sickened, and to report the illness to their local Florida county health department or file an online food and waterborne illness complaint.

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