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Highlights of recent food safety news from Federal agencies.
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Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Imported Marte Brand Frescolina Ricotta Salata Cheese (last updated September 27, 2012)
A total of 18 persons infected with the outbreak-associated strain of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from 12 states and the District of Columbia. The 3 new cases are from New Jersey (2) and Pennsylvania (1).
FSIS Expands Public Health Alert for Imported Canadian Beef from XL Foods (September 28, 2012)
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is expanding the Public Health Alert for XL Foods (Canadian Establishment 038) to include all beef and beef products produced on August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5. FSIS was notified this evening that XL Foods has expanded their recall to include all beef and beef products produced on the above dates.
USDA FSIS Updates Public Health Alert for Imported Canadian Beef from XL Foods (September 26, 2012)
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is alerting the public that, in conducting standard recall effectiveness checks of U.S. domestic establishments receiving beef from XL Foods, Inc., the Agency discovered that whole muscle beef cuts produced on the same production dates as beef subject to recall in Canada were being used to produce raw ground products.
USDA FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Imported Canadian Raw Boneless Beef Trim Products (September 20, 2012)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing a Public Health Alert for raw boneless beef trim products imported from Canada that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
FDA Expands Caution About SimplyThick (September 18, 2012)
FDA wants parents, caregivers and health care professionals to be aware that infants of any age may face an increased risk of developing a life-threatening condition if fed a thickening product called SimplyThick.
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Cantaloupe (August 30, 2012)
A total of 204 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 22 states.
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Associated with Mangoes (August 30, 2012)
A total of 105 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported from 16 states since July 1, 2012.
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga Infections Associated with a Raw Scraped Ground Tuna Product (Final Update) (July 26, 2012)
This outbreak appears to be over. However, Salmonella is an important cause of human illness in the United States. More information about Salmonella, and steps people can take to reduce their risk of infection, can be found on the CDC Salmonella Web Page and the CDC Vital Signs Web Page.
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Linked to Ground Beef (July 23, 2012)
CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections.
Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Hadar Infections Linked to Live Poultry (July 23, 2012)
CDC is collaborating with public health and agriculture officials in many states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, National Poultry Improvement Plan, and Veterinary Services to investigate an outbreak of human Salmonella Hadar infections linked to chicks, ducklings, and other live poultry from Hatchery B in Idaho.
Investigation Update: Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga Infections Associated with a Raw Scraped Ground Tuna Product
A total of 390 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Bareilly (376 persons) or Salmonella Nchanga (14 persons) have been reported from 27 states and the District of Columbia. Forty seven ill persons have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.
Investigation Update: Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce (March 23, 2012)
As of March 21, 2012, 58 persons infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli serotype O157:H7 were reported from 9 states.