October 8, 2020: Salmonella Newport Onion Outbreak Declared Over

Salmonella Newport Onion Outbreak News – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an update on the Salmonella Newport onion outbreak advising that it appears to be over.

The outbreak stemmed from onions distributed by Thomson International. Taylor Farms and Giant Eagle also recalled products containing the affected onions.

Salmonella Newport Onion Outbreak Information

On October 8, 2020, the FDA declared that the Salmonella Newport onion outbreak to be over. The recalled onion products should no longer be available for purchase in stores. Some of the affected onions may still be in possession of consumers or in restaurants, especially if they were frozen. Accordingly, consumers should be vigilant about any onions affected by this outbreak.

Per the FDA update,

“Although the outbreak is being declared over, the FDA will continue its root cause investigation and will communicate any findings that could assist future prevention efforts.”

Case Count Information from FDA

To date, there have been 1,127 reported illnesses and 167 hospitalizations related to this outbreak. The lasted reported illness onset date was September 11, 2020.

States with Cases: AK (25), AL (2), AZ (39), AR (2), CA (128), CO (32), CT (2), DE (2), FL (8), GA (11), HI (3), ID (43), IL (54), IN (4), IA (31), KS (3), KY (3), ME (6), MD (7), MA (2), MI (47), MN (19), MS (5), MO (11), MT (72), NE (10), NV (11), NH (1), NJ (12), NM (3), NY (14), NC (6), ND (9), OH (11), OK (1), OR (109), PA (27), RI (3), SC (1), SD (23), TN (7), TX (2), UT (115), VA (10), WA (150), WV (3), WI (11), WY (27)

About Salmonella

Common symptoms of salmonellosis (Salmonella infection) may include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated food product. Illness usually lasts from about 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Questions or concerns about foodborne illness should also be directed to your health care provider.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm for a FREE Salmonella Lawsuit Case Evaluation

The Weinberg Law Firm represents victims of Salmonella food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with salmonellosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by calling our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.  You can also submit the easy-to–use free legal case evaluation form found on this page.

Please visit Automobile Accident Attorney, Food Poisoning Lawyer, and Medical Device Legal Help for information regarding our additional legal services.

Credit: FDA & Wismettac Asian Foods; salmonella mushroom outbreak

October 5, 2020: FDA Update on Salmonella Stanley Outbreak

Salmonella Stanley Mushroom Outbreak News – Per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has completed genetic testing which determined that the ongoing Salmonella Stanley outbreak is linked to the recalled mushroom products from Wismettac Asian Foods.

The FDA’s last update was on September 24, 2020.

Salmonella Stanley Mushroom Outbreak Information

On October 1, 2020, the CDPH reported that whole genome sequencing (genetic testing) confirmed that the Salmonella present in the mushroom samples matched the current outbreak strain.

Currently, the last onset of illness date was August 26, 2020. There are 43 total reported illnesses, with 4 hospitalizations, from ten states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

The affected mushroom products have been confirmed to have been distributed in the following states (and DC):

  • AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NV, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI

About Salmonella

Salmonella is a type of bacteria that 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.

Contact Attorney The Weinberg Law Firm For A Free Salmonella Lawsuit Evaluation

The Weinberg Law Firm has helped victims of food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning, and you have a question regarding your legal rights you can request a free Food Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation by calling our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

Please see Medical Malpractice Attorney, Food Poisoning Legal Help, Pharmaceutical Drug Lawsuit, and Personal Injury Lawyer for our additional legal services.

September 24, 2020: Salmonella Mushroom Outbreak- Salmonella Stanley Infections Linked To Wood Ear Mushrooms

Public health officials have alerted the public to an ongoing Salmonella mushroom outbreak and mushroom recall. Restaurants should not sell or serve recalled mushrooms cautions the FDA.

Salmonella Mushroom Outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health officials together, are investigating an ongoing multistate outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections likely linked to eating wood ear mushrooms.  The mushrooms linked to the outbreak were imported by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, California. Wood ear mushrooms are a dried mushroom, often labelled or referred to as Kikurage, Dried Black Fungus, Dried Fungus, or Mu’er/Mu Er/Mu-Err.

Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. Announces Mushroom Recallsalmonella mushroom outbreak

On September 23, 2020, Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. issued a recall for all Shirakiku brand imported Dried Fungus (also known as Black Fungus or Kikurage) because the product may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Salmonella.  The mushrooms are labeled as Shirakiku brand Black Fungus (Kikurage) with UPC Code 00074410604305, and Item Number 60403, and were imported from China. The product was distributed in six packs of five-pound bags to restaurants in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and British Columbia in Canada.

Restaurants are cautioned to not sell or serve the recalled mushrooms, and consumers should not eat the recalled mushrooms.

Salmonella Mushroom Outbreak Investigation

According to the CDC, as of Sept. 24, 2020, a total of 41 people have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Stanley across 10 states as follows: AZ (1), CA (25), CT (1), GA (1), IL (5), LA (1), NJ (2), NY (1), PA (2), WI (2).  Illness onset dates ranged from January 21, 2020 to August 26, 2020.  Those sickened in the outbreak range in age from 2 to 74 years.  Of 32 ill people with information available, 4 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported.

Interviews with ill people and traceback information suggest that dried wood ear mushrooms distributed by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. are the likely source of this outbreak. Of 18 people with information, 16 (89%) reported eating ramen at a restaurant in the week before their illness started. Several people reported eating at the same ramen restaurants.

A Stool Culture May Confirm Salmonella Infection

If you suspect that you have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your healthcare professional. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection.  Let your healthcare professional know that you ate or handled mushrooms that may have subject to the recall.

About Salmonella

Salmonella is a type of bacteria that 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.

Contact Attorney The Weinberg Law Firm For A Free Salmonella Lawsuit Evaluation

The Weinberg Law Firm has helped victims of food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning, and you have a question regarding your legal rights you can request a free Food Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation by calling our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

Please see Salmonella Onions and Salmonella Peaches to learn about the ongoing recalls and outbreaks linked to these products.

Credit: FDA & Wismettac

September 23, 2020: Wismettac Asian Foods Issues Recall for Dried Fungus Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Wismettac Asian Foods Dried Fungus Recall News – Wismettac Asian Food, Inc., of Santa Fe Springs, CA, has recalled its Shirakiku brand imported Dried Fungus (also known as Black Fungus or Kikurage) due to a potential Salmonella contamination.

Wismettac Asian Food Dried Fungus Recall Information

On September 23, 2020, Wismettac Asian Foods issued a recall for its dried fungus product due to a possible Salmonella contamination. The affected dried fungus product was distributed to restaurants in AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, Washington DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, NC, NV, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, and British Columbia in Canada.

The recalled dried fungus product is called Black Fungus (Kikurage), with item number 60403, pack size of 5 lb., and UPC Code 00074410604035.

Wismettac issued the recall after the California Department of Public Health discovered Salmonella in a product sample.

About Salmonella

Common symptoms of salmonellosis (Salmonella infection) may include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated food product. Illness usually lasts from about 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Questions or concerns about foodborne illness should also be directed to your health care provider.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm for a FREE Salmonella Lawsuit Case Evaluation

The Weinberg Law Firm represents victims of Salmonella food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with salmonellosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by calling our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.  You can also submit the easy-to–use free legal case evaluation form found on this page.

Please visit Mushroom Lawsuit, Onion Lawsuit, and Peach Lawsuit for information regarding recent food poisoning outbreaks and out food poisoning legal services.

September 18, 2020: Public Health Officials Investigate Cluster Of Northeastern Colorado Salmonella Infections

Northeastern Colorado Salmonella Cases Are Being Investigated; 11 Cases Reported In Logan County

The South Platte Sentinel reports that Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CEPHE) and Northeast Colorado Health Department health officials are investigating a cluster of Salmonella infections in northeastern Colorado counties. To date, the source of the Salmonella infections has not been identified.

According to CDPHE communications manager, Deanna Herbert, 17 cases of salmonellosis (Salmonella infection) were reported in northeast Colorado between August 1 and September 17, 2020. Eleven of those illnesses occurred in Logan County. Herbert indicated that typically, fewer than 12 cases of Salmonella are reported in the six northeastern counties during the months of August and September.

“Public health investigates reported Salmonella cases to determine if the cases have common exposures that might indicate that an outbreak is occurring,” Herbert said. “A single common exposure for all of the reported cases in August and September has not been identified and the investigation is ongoing.”

About Salmonella

Salmonella is a type of bacterium that can cause illness in humans. According to the CDC, common symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and stomach cramps. Symptoms usually begin six hours to six days after Salmonella infection and last four to seven days. Some people however, do not develop symptoms for several weeks after infection and others experience symptoms for several weeks. Salmonella sometimes causes infection in urine, bones, joints, blood, or the nervous system (spinal fluid and brain), and can cause severe disease.

People can contract Salmonella from a variety of sources including eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water, and touching infected animals, their feces, or their environment.

You can protect yourself and others by practicing good hand washing (especially before eating, when handling raw meat and poultry, and after having contact with animals or their environment), avoiding cross-contamination of fruits and vegetables with raw meat and poultry, washing fruits and vegetables before consuming, and fully cooking meat and poultry products. People who are ill with diarrhea should not prepare food for others, as this could spread bacteria and other pathogens to others.

A Stool Culture May Confirm Salmonella Food Poisoning

If you suspect that you have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your healthcare professional. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection. A stool culture can also help link your illness to a specific outbreak and support a food poisoning lawsuit should you wish to seek compensation for your injuries.

Contact Attorney Eric H. Weinberg for a Free Salmonella Lawsuit Evaluation

The Weinberg Law Firm has helped victims of food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning, and you have a question regarding your legal rights you can request a free Food Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation by calling our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

Please see Salmonella Onions and Salmonella Peaches to learn about the ongoing recalls and outbreaks linked to these products.

FREELEGAL CASE EVALUATION

Please fill out our easy to use form below. We will contact you today. Or, call us 24/7 TOLL FREE at 877-934-6274.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • By submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and accept the terms of this agreement.

If you have a case-specific question, or a question regarding our legal services, please select
Contact Weinberg Law Firm. You may also call us 24/7 at our toll free number, 1(877) 934-6274.