August 30, 2016: Utah Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Milk

Utah Salmonella Outbreak News – The Utah Department of Health (UDH) reports that Utah public health officials are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul food poisoning cases that may be linked to drinking raw or unpasteurized milk. Illness onset dates range from March 20, 2016 to August 14, 2016. The outbreak victims range in age from 15 to 78 years, and two of those sickened required hospitalization.

Utah Salmonella Outbreak Investigation

According to the UDH press release, all of those sickened in the outbreak drank raw milk purchased at Heber Valley Milk in Wasatch County. A sample of raw milk collected at the Heber Valley Milk dairy by a Utah Department of Agriculture and Food inspector tested positive for the presence of Salmonella Saintpaul on August 23, 2016. Since recent testing did not detect Salmonella the dairy has been allowed to resume sales reports the UDH.

About Salmonella

Salmonella is a type of pathogenic bacteria that can cause fever, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and headache. The UDH cautions the public that symptoms of Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) can appear from 12 hours to one week after exposure to the bacteria. Illness can last for up to a week or more. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to suffer the serious effects of Salmonella infection. Dr. Allyn Nakashima, Utah State Epidemiologist stated in the press release “In some cases Salmonella bacteria can spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other body sites. These infections are very serious and should be treated with appropriate antibiotics. If you develop severe vomiting or diarrhea after drinking raw milk, you should consult your health care provider.”

How Safe Is Raw Milk?

Raw milk has not undergone pasteurization, a process that that kills pathogenic bacteria including Campylobacter, E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella. As a result, raw milk and raw milk products (soft cheese, ice cream, and yogurt) can pose serious health risks, including death.

The sniff test will not protect you from foodborne illnesses – Consumers should be aware that contaminated raw milk does not smell or look any different from uncontaminated raw milk. The UDH provides the following steps to reduce the risk of food poisoning for those who choose to drink raw milk:

  • Only buy raw milk from stores or dairies permitted by law to sell it. However, a government permit does not guarantee that raw milk will be free from disease-causing bacteria.
  • Keep raw milk and raw milk products refrigerated at or below 40°F.
  • Transport milk from the store to home in a cooler with ice packs.
  • Do not let raw milk sit out at room temperature.

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August 30, 2016: Snyder’s-Lance Recalls Diamond of California Macadamia Nut Products Due To Potential Salmonella Contamination

Diamond of California Macadamia Nut Recall News – Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. has recalled its Diamond of California Macadamia Nuts, because the products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. The recalled nuts were distributed to retail stores nationwide.

The recall was intiated after testing by an FDA-contracted laboratory detected the presence of Salmonella in a 4oz package of Diamond of California Chopped Macadamia Nuts.

Diamond of California Macadamia Nut Recall Information

This recall is for two of the company’s products, 4oz Diamond of California Chopped Macadamia Nuts and 2.25oz Diamond of California Macadamia Halves and Pieces.

 Recalled Macadamia Halves.  Production codes found on front of package.

Recalled Macadamia Halves. Production codes found front of package.

Recalled Chopped Macadamia Nuts.  Production codes found on front of package.

Recalled Chopped Macadamia Nuts. Production codes found on front of package.


The recall covers multiple production codes for the two products listed below. To locate the production code on the package, consumers should look on the front of the package.

Product Name: Diamond of California Chopped Macadamia Nuts, 4oz
UPC Code: 010300345848
1.) Lot Number: 16137D331S; Best Before Date: 16 NOV 2017
2.) Lot Number: 16138D331S; Best Before Date: 17 NOV 2017
3.) Lot Number: 16158D331S; Best Before Date: 06 DEC 2017

Product Name: Diamond of California Macadamia Halves & Pieces, 2.25oz
UPC Code: 070450743918
1.) Lot Number: 16137D331S; Best Before Date: 16 NOV 2017
2.) Lot Number: 16159D331S; Best Before Date: 07 DEC 2017

About Salmonella

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause serious and potentially fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and the immunocompromised. 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.

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 29, 2016: Chapel Hill Creamery Recalls Cheese Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Chapel Hill Creamery Salmonella Recall Announcement – Chapel Hill Creamery, Chapel Hill, NC, announced a recall for all Chapel Hill Creamery cheeses, because the products may be linked to a Salmonella outbreak. According to a company press release “Health officials have identified recent cases of Salmonella infection in persons who consumed Chapel Hill Creamery products. A matching strain of Salmonella has been identified in the milk from the creamery that was used during preparation of the cheese products.”

Chapel Hill Creamery Salmonella Recall

The cheese products subject to the recall include all codes, packages and sizes of the following varieties of cheese manufactured by Chapel Hill Creamery and distributed through retail locations, Farmer’s Markets or restaurants throughout North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

The recall includes the follow Chapel Hill Creamery cheeses:

• Quark
• Danziger
• Swiss
• Paneer
• Calvander
• Hot Farmers Cheese
• Dairyland Farmers Cheese
• Smoked Mozzarella
• Fresh Mozzarella
• Burrata
• Hickory Grove
• Carolina Moon
• Smoked Farmers Cheese
• New Moon
• Pheta

Consumers are cautioned to not eat the recalled cheeses, and to throw away any recalled cheeses in their possession. Wholesale customers should remove the recalled cheeses from their shelves and dispose of the products, and the cheeses should not be used in food service. Finally, all customers are reminded to thoroughly wash their hands and any utensils or equipment that may have contacted the recalled cheese in warm, soapy water.

Please see About Salmonella and Salmonella Symptoms to learn more about Salmonella food poisoning. Orange County public health officials have set up a hot line at(919) 245-2378 to answer questions.

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

Seattle Irish Pub Fato Food Poisoning
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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.

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