April 2012

Screen Shot 2012-04-30 at 6.01.00 PM.pngThe recall was prompted after samples during a routine inspection tested positive for Salmonella.

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today the voluntary recall of the 12-ounce packages of Smiling Hara unpasteurized soybean tempeh.  The company says anyone with packages marked with a best-by date of 7/11/12 through 10/25/12 should

042612-map.jpgA total of 7 “clusters” at restaurants (unnamed) and grocery stores (unnamed) have been identified by the CDC linked to a Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga outbreak tainded tuna.   In each cluster, at least one ill person reported eating sushi purchased at a restaurant (unnamed) or a grocery store (unnamed).  These clusters were located in

kytn.gifAs many as three Stanford Kentucky Elementary School kindergarten students may have contracted E. coli according to the Lincoln County Public Schools. State and local health officials are investigating and have examined the elementary school cafeteria without finding a cause. Two of the 5-year-olds became ill within the last few days and are being treated

salmonella2304_228x233.jpgThe Buncombe County Department of Health (BCDOH) is currently investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi B infection in Buncombe County.

Communicable Disease Nurses and Environmental Health Specialists are conducting interviews with people who currently have or have had the infection, reviewing laboratory reports and inspecting food sources that may be linked to the outbreak.


Last years Listeria Cantaloupe Outbreak is still claiming lives.  December 2011 official CDC report counted a total of 146 persons infected with any of the four outbreak-associated strains of Listeria monocytogenes from 28 states.  However, the CDC still only counts thirty deaths as being reported in addition to one woman pregnant at the time of


Are there 5,860 Sickened by Salmonella Sushi?

The CDC’s recent estimates that for every case counted, 29.3 cases go unreported and therefore uncounted. See Table 2 – (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/17/1/p1-1101-t2.htm) in this citation: Scallan E, Hoekstra RM, Angulo FJ, Tauxe RV, Widdowson M-A, Roy SL, et al. Foodborne illness acquired in the United States—major pathogens.