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Another state fair with E. coli O157 infections and one HUS case 9.18.19

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 infections associated with the Minnesota State Fair. Disease investigators recently identified 11 cases among Minnesota residents who visited the Minnesota State Fair prior to becoming ill. The ill people reported having visited the fair between Aug. 25 and Sept. 2, and becoming ill... Continue Reading

Food safety report gives picture of issues in Austria 9.18.19

The number of food businesses found to be violating the law during audits last year was around the same as the year before, according to Austria’s annual food safety report. The report covers official inspections during 2018 by the Austrian provinces, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) and Federal Ministry of Labour, Social... Continue Reading

First illness in French Listeria outbreak from February last year 9.17.19

The seven people in France part of a Listeria outbreak linked to organic dairy products fell ill over a period of 18 months, according to public health authorities. Those infected with the same strain of Listeria were identified by the National Reference Center for Listeria, with an eighth case still under investigation. Santé Publique France... Continue Reading

Three dead and 200 ill in Spanish Listeria outbreak 9.17.19

More than 220 people are sick and three have died as part of a listeriosis outbreak in Spain, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). From July 7 to September 13, 222 confirmed cases have been reported in five regions of Spain: 214 patients in Andalusia, four in Aragon, two in Extremadura and one each... Continue Reading

French child dies 8 years after E. coli infection 9.17.19

A French child who developed severe complications after being infected by E. coli in 2011 has died. Nolan Moittie was two years old when he was one of a number of people infected by an E. coli outbreak from frozen minced beef steaks of the Steaks Country brand bought at supermarket chain Lidl in May... Continue Reading

The STEC O121 outbreak caused by ground bison is over 9.17.19

The E. coli outbreak caused by ground Bison is over. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called the outbreak over on Sept.13, 2019. It ended after reports of 33 confirmed E. coli infections in eight states. Those illnesses, including 18 hospitalizations, The ground Bison came from Northfork Bison Distributions Inc., located in... Continue Reading

Bakery, seafood processors warned by FDA 9.16.19

The Food and Drug Administration recently sent warning letters to a Massachusetts bakery, two seafood processing facilities in China and Greece because inspectors found significant violations of U.S. food safety laws at their operations. Businesses have 15 days to respond in writing to the FDA after receiving a warning letter. If they don’t correct the violations,... Continue Reading

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