September 2011

The CDC has totaled 84 persons infected with any of the four outbreak-associated strains of Listeria monocytogenes from 19 states.   The number of infected persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Arkansas (1) California (1), Colorado (17), Illinois (1), Indiana (2), Kansas (5), Maryland (1), Missouri (3), Montana (1), Nebraska (6), New

Manning Beef, LLC, a Pico Rivera, Calif. establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 80,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:

• Combo bins of BroPack Inc Beef Manufacturing Trimmings “65/35,

Today the CDC reported that a total of 84 persons infected with any of the four outbreak-associated strains of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from 19 states.  All illnesses started on or after July 31, 2011. The number of infected persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Arkansas (1) California (1), Colorado

Clarence Wells consumed cantaloupe on multiple occasions before becoming ill with symptoms of Listeria infection, including fluid retention, on August 23, 2011. By August 25, Mr. Wells had gained 9 pounds and had begun having difficulty breathing. He was taken to the ER, and was admitted to John’s Hopkins Medical Center later that day. On

This week I spent three days in mediation on E. coli O157:H7 cases (and a fair amount of time talking too much about Listeria and cantaloupe).  Last week were speeches in Denver and Phoenix to people in the restaurant and hospitality industies about how to avoid foodborne illness claims.  The week before that it was

The CDC has reported a total of 72 persons infected with the four outbreak-associated strains (genetic patterns) of Listeria monocytogenes from 18 states. Those numbers will likely increase as more ill and dead are counted. In addition, the incidence of listeriosis in pregnancy is 12 per 100000, compared with a rate of 0.7 per 100000

Thank goodness for ABC’s Brian Hartman pointing out that bad things could happen to a Republican too.

john-boehner-waah.jpgThe recall of 65 tons of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli has hit close to home for House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.

The meat, recalled today by Tyson Fresh Meats, was shipped to

At 72 sickened with 13 deaths the Jensen Farms Frontera Listeria Outbreak has moved into third place in the United States most deadly foodborne illness outbreaks.  The numbers of ill and dead are expected to increase in this recent Listeria Outbreak.

Jalisco’s Listeria Outbreak

•          January 1985

•          Vehicle: cheese

•          Number ill: 142

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tysonburgers.jpgTyson Fresh Meats Inc., an Emporia, Kan. establishment, is recalling approximately 131,300 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 5-pound chubs of Kroger-brand “GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN – 27%

CDC Reports a total of 72 persons infected with the four outbreak-associated strains of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported to CDC from 18 states. All illnesses started on or after July 31, 2011. The number of infected persons identified in each state is as follows: California (1), Colorado (15), Florida (1), Illinois (1), Indiana (2),