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Outbreaks in Alfalfa Sprouts and in Cheeses
Alfalfa Sprouts Linked to Salmonella Multi State Outbreak CDC  and FDA  report that 30 people across nine states have been infected in an outbreak ofSalmonella reading and Salmonella abony, traced back to Alfalfa Sprouts supplied by Sprouts Extraordinaire of Denver, Colorado. Illnesses started on dates ranging from May 21, 2016 to July 20, 2016. At least 30 people range in age from less than 1 year to 72, with a median age of 30. Five ill people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported. Ill people in the current outbreak reported eating raw alfalfa sprouts on sandwiches from several different restaurants. This investigation indicated...

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Global and Local Food Outbreaks in the News
Summary This time we will focus upon international issues in our report. Every week several foods borne outbreaks are reported, demonstrating that more efforts are required to eliminate such outbreaks. This blog includes a report about Hepatitis A outbreak due to sushi consumed in Genki restaurants on Oahu and Kauai in Hawaii. It is summer and consequently, Cyclospora outbreaks are reported in Canada and Texas. Also in the news a large recall in Israel for Salmonella contamination in Hummus and Tahini. Hepatitis A Outbreak in Hawaii Sushi Chain Source: CBS News and HawaiiNewsNow.  The Hawaii State Department of Health reported that the outbreak “is likely due...

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BioExpert and why you should use it
Purpose This website is a place for an interactive forum for the discussion of topics facing the food safety community.  It will be a place for the exchange of information, get expert opinions, and to deal with hot topics as they emerge and also to get the latest industry news. Ask-BioExpert.com is such a site.  Currently there is no such resource for the food safety community and it could become a premier focus point for information. Capabilities The site will allow viewing of previously asked questions and their answers, ask new questions, or comment on a question or a topic. In the...

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E. coli 021 and 026 infection linked to Flour
The FDA  and CDC are investigating a multiple state infection due to Shiga toxin producing E. coli. According to the CDC update of July 25, 2016, 46 people in 21 states were infected by this outbreak. Thirteen ill people have been hospitalized, with one case of hemolytic-uremic syndrome. The common denominator is the eating or handling of raw dough from General Mills flours. E. coli 021 was found in open samples of flour and in infected people. The characterized 026 isolate (whole genome sequencing) from General Mills returned retail flour is closely related genetically to a clinical isolate that was subsequently added to the outbreak cluster....