Well, this just landed in my inbox:

FDA and CDC are investigating a cluster of 11 cases of E. coli O157:H7 from 4 states: Maine(4), New Hampshire(1), Nevada(1), and Vermont(5).  Illness onset dates range from November 19, 2019 to December 4, 2019.  Patients range in age from 3 years to 41 years (median 12 years)

Petition seeks to classify all salmonella strains as meat adulterants
By Julie Larson Bricher on 1/23/2020
https://www.meatingplace.com/Industry/News/Details/89900

Seattle-based law firm Marler Clark LLP filed a petition Jan. 19 with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) urging the agency to declare 31 salmonella outbreak serotypes as adulterants in meat and poultry products.

The 60-page petition

“When I tell people that chicken manufacturers can knowingly and legally sell something that can kill you, they don’t believe me,” Marler said in an interview. People are equally surprised, he said, to learn that the federal government “stamps meat ‘USDA certified,’ all along knowing that it could be contaminated with cow or chicken” feces.

Petitioners, Rick Schiller, Steven Romes, The Porter Family, Food & Water Watch, Consumer Federation of America and Consumer Reports.

Each year, Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica causes 1.35 million illnesses, 26,500 hospitalizations, and 420 deaths in the United States.[1] However, for every diagnosed and reported case of Salmonella, scientists estimate that 38 similar cases

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office reached a settlement with Xin Jiang, the owner of “Anna’s Kitchen,” a popular Chinese food delivery business that operated through WeChat and primarily marketed itself to Chinese foreign exchange students at UC Davis in a civil enforcement action. The Yolo County Environmental Health Division began investigating Mr. Jiang after

A Farm is under investigation: 

The FDA continues to actively investigate the cause of this outbreak. An investigation team consisting of staff from FDA, CDC, the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Food and Agriculture are attempting to identify any factors that could have led to contamination at a common farm

Almark Foods  and the FDA need to explain why positive product tests and illnesses in 2017 did not stop positive product tests and illnesses in 2019.

As of December 17, 2019, a total of seven people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from five states – Texas, Florida, South Carolina,

As of December 17, 2019, a total of seven people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from five states.

Listeria specimens from ill people were collected from April 10, 2017, to November 12, 2019. Ill people range in age from less than 1 to 82 years, with a median age

Great that the FDA and the Maryland Department of Health are out early with “Actionable” information.

The Maryland Department of Health is investigating a cluster of Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157) infections among seven patients in Maryland. All reported eating Ready Pac Bistro® Bowl Chicken Caesar Salad purchased from various Sam’s Club locations