CDC warns pre-cut melon and tahini used in hummus have sickened hundreds
Pre-cut melon and a popular type of tahini - used in summer salads and hummus - are responsible for Salmonella outbreaks across the country. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Organix, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da Liquid Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies 4 Hour Chill Slow Motion Blend, Due to High Microbial Loads Contamination
World Organix LLC, is voluntarily recalling lot: 112710 of Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa capsules, Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da Liquid Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies 4 Hour Chill Slow Motion Blend to the consumer level. These products have been tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( “FDA”) and found to be contaminated with High Microbial Loads. Additionally, this serves as a update to a previous press release posted on June 30th 2018, concerning Blissful Remedies Gold Series Ultra Enhanced Indo and Blissful Remedies Kratom+CBD, CBD infused Maeng Da, Red Maeng ...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 23, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Blissful Remedies Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Kratom Powder Capsule
Blissful Remedies., is voluntarily recalling only Lot No.: 112710 with expiration 03/2019 found embedded on the top of package of kratom ( mitragyn a speciosa) powder products, it manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between “March 1, 2018” to “April 30, 2018” to the consumer level. The products have been found by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( “FDA”) via sample testing to have salmonella contamination. Blissful Remedies has not received reports of adverse events related to this recall. In lieu of such FDA findings the company has implemented standard operating procedur...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 23, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Louder for the people in the back: Stop 'kissing and snuggling' chickens, CDC warns
Since January, a salmonella outbreak has been sweeping across the US, sickening 52 people across 21 states. In interviews, 23 people said they came into contact with live poultry. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foodborne Illness Advisory: Del Monte Vegetable Trays Pose Potential Salmonella Risk
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Minnesota Department of Health, and Wisconsin local health departments are working with the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate an ongoing multi-state outbreak ofsalmonellosis linked to consumption of certain Del Monte vegetable trays. To date, all ill patients associated with this...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 21, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Latest Salmonella Outbreak: Do You Have Chickens In The Backyard?
Got chickens or other poultry in the backyard? Pay attention to this CDC warning. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to tell if eggs are still good
Eggs can stay fresh for several weeks, but they do eventually spoil. Some simple ways of checking whether an egg is still good are looking at the expiration date, doing a visual inspection, and smelling the egg. The main risk of eating a bad egg is Salmonella infection. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

CDC: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry
FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- Backyard flocks of live poultry have been linked with Salmonella outbreaks that have sickened 52 people in 21 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Five people have been hospitalized, but... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Chickens
Backyard flocks of live poultry have been linked with salmonella outbreaks that have sickened 52 people in 21 states, the CDC says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common diarrhea pathogen unknown to many people
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Salmonella, genetically modified foods and microplastics in food head the awareness scale of health and consumer topics in Germany. Despite this, more than three quarters of Germans regard food as safe. This is the result of the latest Consumer Monitor -- a representative population survey carried out by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). Most people are concerned about antimicrobial resistance, microplastics and residues of plant protection products in food. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New 'jumping' superbug gene discovered, resistant to last-resort antibiotic
(Cornell University) While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, Cornell University food scientists discovered mcr-9, a new stealthy, jumping gene so diabolical and robust that it resists one of the world's few last-resort antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Costa and Subway cafes in hospitals contain 'unacceptable' levels of salmonella and staphylococcus
Cafes in NHS hospitals in England contain 'unacceptable' levels of bacteria and Costa and Subway branches were found to have salmonella and staphylococcus, which commonly cause infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'My mom's death was needless': Families want answers after salmonella outbreak at Winnipeg care home
A Winnipeg care home where two residents recently died has confirmed it served frozen food from Thailand that was later linked to the Canada-wide outbreak of salmonella.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Salmonella Outbreak From Cut Melons Tops 100 Cases
All cases were linked to the consumption of pre-cut cantaloupe, honeydew or watermelon "packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers under several different brands or labels." (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Pre-Cut Melons Expands to More Than 100 Cases
THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 -- Twenty-four new illnesses linked to an outbreak involving packaged melon distributed across 16 states were reported by U.S. health officials Wednesday. The outbreak now includes 117 cases of Salmonella Carrau illness,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak linked to precut melons sickens 117 people in 10 states
A salmonella outbreak linked to precut melon has affected 117 people in 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 5 US ice cream facilities tested positive for listeria, salmonella
The investigation was prompted by a nationwide listeria outbreak linked to ice cream in 2015 killed three people and hospitalized 10. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria and salmonella found in ice cream manufacturing facilities after recalls, FDA reports
After a series of recalls, an investigation into safety issues at US ice cream makers forced one manufacturer to cease operations and resulted in three voluntary recalls, the US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Microbes At War
Scientists identify microbes in mice that help defend against Salmonella. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 23, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Infection biology: Gut microbe helps thwart Salmonella
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit ä t M ü nchen) LMU researchers have identified a bacterial species in the gut microbiome of the mouse which protects against infection by human-pathogenic Salmonella. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CDC warns of salmonella outbreak linked to raw tuna
"Consumers who order sushi made with raw tuna, including 'spicy tuna,' from a restaurant or grocery store should ask if the tuna is supplied by Jensen Tuna," the CDC says (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Seven States
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- A Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen, raw ground tuna from Jensen Tuna has sickened 13 people in seven states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The illnesses began between Jan. 8 and March 20... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
A salmonella outbreak linked to frozen, raw ground tuna from Jensen Tuna has sickened 13 people in seven states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 17, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Seven States: CDC A salmonella outbreak linked to frozen, raw ground tuna from Jensen Tuna has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More severe salmonella outbreaks ahead: University of Sydney research
(University of Sydney) University of Sydney researchers have developed a model that can predict salmonella outbreaks several months in advance, and its results come as a warning ahead of the Easter long weekend. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

U.S. health officials probe multi-state Salmonella outbreak
U.S. federal health officials said on Tuesday an investigation is underway over a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to frozen ground tuna, which were imported into the United States by seafood retailer Jensen Tuna. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Frozen tuna recalled amid salmonella outbreak
Thirteen people in seven states have been sickened with salmonella since January, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, adding the source of this outbreak is believed to be Jensen Tuna Inc.'s frozen raw ground tuna. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jensen Tuna of Louisiana is Voluntarily Recalling Frozen Ground Tuna Imported from JK Fish, Because it may Potentially be Contaminated with < em > Salmonella < /em >
Jensen Tuna of Louisiana is Voluntarily Recalling Frozen Ground Tuna Imported from JK Fish, Because it may Potentially be Contaminated with Salmonella. The frozen product, individually packaged in clear plastic one-pound bags, is sold in white wax 20 lb. boxes. The product is only sold as a wholesale case with twenty bags in each case. The lot numbers are z266, z271 and z272. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cut Melon From Major Stores May Carry Salmonella
The outbreak has so far involved 93 cases of Salmonella Carrau illness, including 23 cases so severe the patients required hospitalization, although no deaths have been reported, the FDA said in a statement. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-cut melon recalled over link to salmonella outbreak
The fruit has been sold under various brands or labels at Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joe's, Target and Whole Foods (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-cut melon sold at Whole Foods, Kroger and other stores in 9 states recalled; 93 people sick in salmonella outbreak
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indianapolis-Based Company Recalls Melon Products in 16 States After Salmonella Outbreak
(INDIANAPOLIS) — An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the recall includes cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe produced by Caito Foods LLC. The fruit has been sold under various brands or labels at Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Target and Whole Foods. The affected states are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Health officials ad...
Source: TIME: Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized food recall Indiana onetime Source Type: news

Caito Foods recalls fresh cut melon over Salmonella outbreak
An Indianapolis food company has voluntarily recalled fresh cut melon produced at its facility after reports of nearly 100 illnesses tied to Salmonella contamination. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pre-Cut Melons at Kroger, Walmart, Other Stores May Carry Salmonella
SATURDAY, April 13, 2019 -- Pre-cut, packaged melon distributed by major grocery chains across 16 states have been tied to an outbreak of salmonella illness, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday. The outbreak has so far involved 93... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Caito Foods, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Melon Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, fresh cut honeydew melon, fresh cut cantaloupe and fresh cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Carrau, an organism which 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 Salm...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 13, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

An Herbal Drug Called Kratom Has Been Linked to Almost 100 Overdose Deaths, the CDC Reports
Kratom, an over-the-counter substance often marketed as a health supplement for pain relief, was found to be a cause of at least 91 overdose deaths in the U.S. between 2016 and 2017, according to a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report published Friday. The figure is more than double a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimate of 44 known deaths associated with kratom since 2011. The CDC’s study examined more than 27,000 overdoses in 27 states from July 2016 and December 2017. In seven of the 91 cases in which kratom was determined to be a cause of death, the drug was the only substance to test pos...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight Research Source Type: news

deadly germs, Lost cures: In a Poor Kenyan Community, Cheap Antibiotics Fuel Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections
Overuse of the medicines is not just a problem in rich countries. Throughout the developing world antibiotics are dispensed with no prescription required. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL Tags: your-feed-science Antibiotics Drug resistance (Microbial) Medicine and Health Infections Salmonella (Bacteria) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Kenya Source Type: news

Family left in dark for weeks after deadly salmonella outbreak at long-term care home
The daughter of a resident in a Winnipeg long-term care home that was the site of a deadly salmonella outbreak last month says she was never informed about what happened. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Public Health Agency of Canada says salmonella outbreak hits 6 provinces, dozens sick
Health officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonella in six provinces that has sickened 63 people, including 18 who have been hospitalized. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

America's surprising food recalls
What's in your fridge? Just maybe salmonella, E. coli – and a dead bat? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 residents at Winnipeg personal care home die after salmonella outbreak
Information about the deaths came to CBC in a leaked internal email from Golden West Centennial Lodge, in the city's Sturgeon Creek neighbourhood. The executive director of the care home confirmed the deaths and said a third resident tested positive, but survived. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Hedgehogs And Salmonella: What Is The Latest From The CDC
Add 6 more people and 3 new states to the list of those affected by the outbreak. That brings the total to 17 reported cases in 11 states with 2 hospitalizations. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Frozen breaded chicken: the health risk that lurks in your freezer
For years government agencies and industry have told consumers that frozen chicken pieces must be thoroughly cooked, but people kept getting sick. So now there is a rule banning salmonella in frozen breaded chicken products destined for the grocery store. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Sweden has figured out how to keep food free of salmonella. Why can't Canada?
Sweden has strict regulations to keep chickens and other animals salmonella-free. As a result, few people in that country get sick from the bacteria, while outbreaks caused by contaminated food continue to happen in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Pet Hedgehogs Still Spreading Salmonella, CDC Warns
FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 -- They're tiny, furry and cute, but hedgehogs as pets can bring salmonella dangers, U.S. health officials warned on Friday. There have been 17 cases of the serious gastrointestinal infection across 11 states -- all linked to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Long Does Fecal Shedding Occur for Oral Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccination has reduced infectious disease morbidity and mortality since its introduction. Vaccines can be given intramuscularly, subcutaneously or orally. Oral virus vaccines currently used in the US include rotavirus, cholera, typhoid and adenovirus. Adenovirus vaccine is used in military personnel. As these are attenuated viruses there is concern for household contacts who are immunocompromised who may inadvertently be exposed to the virus through fecal shedding. Additionally, there is a concern that the attenuated virus may mutate and revert back to its wild-form and potentially cause disease. Injectable po...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Contaminated ground beef that made over 400 people ill could still be in your freezer, CDC warns
An outbreak of salmonella infections that led to the recall of more than 5 million pounds of ground beef in December is over, the Centers for Disease Control announced Friday, but warns that many consumers could still have contaminated beef in their freezers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalls Janes brand chicken nuggets
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced the recall of Janes brand pub style chicken nuggets because they could be contaminated with salmonella. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Food banks among recipients of Butterball turkey recalled in salmonella outbreak
At least half a dozen people in three states sickened by bacteria: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Reducing Risk of Salmonella
-- From fruits and vegetables to chicken and pork, salmonella bacteria can make their way to a variety of foods. However, because contaminated foods often look and smell normal, detection can be difficult. To help prevent Salmonella infection, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news