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UPDATE – Spinach, Cantaloupe, Peanut and Bakery Salmonella and E. coli Outbreaks Have Hit the Elderly Before

ontheporch.jpgUPDATE:  A man in his 80s has died as a result of a salmonella outbreak linked to tainted food from a Johnston bakery, the Rhode Island Department of Health said Tuesday.

The DeFusco’s Zeppoles Salmonella Outbreak in Rhode Island has now hit at least 33 people – with 17 hospitalized – with many of the victims being the elderly served at West Warwick Manor Senior Center, St John and Paul Church in Coventry, Sparrow Point (senior facility) in West Warwick, and Crescent Park Manor in Riverside.

Salmonella Bakery Outbreaks have not been much of a surprise in the past:

Black Forest Bakery Salmonella Outbreak – Michigan

And, neither have Salmonella and E. coli Outbreaks at retirement centers:

Peanut Corporation of America Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak – Nationwide

Susie Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak – Nationwide

Viva Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak – Nationwide

Sodexho Spinach E. coli Outbreak – California

Robinswood Pointe Senior Living Facility E. coli Outbreak – Washington

  • Gabrielle Meunier

    All the more reason “55 and over” organizations like AARP should be fully behind the Food Safey Modernization Act and making sure the FDA is funded properly.