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In Canada Silk brand Fortified Almond Beverage – Unsweetened recalled due to spoilage

The CFIA reports that Danone Inc. (Boucherville, Quebec) recalled Silk branded Unsweetened Almond Beverage products from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected spoilage. The product was sold in 946 ml containers. The Fortified Silk Almond beverage was sold in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. @



FDA Advises not to eat potentially contaminated raw oysters from Dai One Foods Co from the Republic of Korea due to Sapovirus

The FDA warns restaurants and food retailers receiving frozen half shell oysters harvested on 2/6/2022 from Designated Area No. II, and exported by Dai One Food Co., Ltd., Republic of Korea (ROK). Consumers, who are or could become pregnant, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems who have recently consumed raw oysters in Alabama (AL), California (CA), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Maryland (MD), New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Nevada (NV), North Carolina (NC), Pennsylvania (PA), South Carolina (SC), Tennessee (TN), or Virginia (VA) and suspect they have food poisoning should seek medical care immediately. Frozen half shell oysters harvested on 2/6/2022, Dai One Food Co., ROK. The oysters were shipped from the ROK and distributed in the following states: Alabama (AL), California (CA), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Maryland (MD), New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Nevada (NV), North Carolina (NC), Pennsylvania (PA), South Carolina (SC), Tennessee (TN), and Virginia (VA). The Southern Nevada Health District notified the FDA of two clusters of illnesses from individuals that consumed raw oysters at a restaurant in Las Vegas on 10/28/2022 and 11/5/2022. The Southern Nevada Health District reports one confirmed and nine potential sapovirus illnesses. Sapoviruses cause sporadic gastroenteritis, similar to norovirus, in populations ranging from children to the elderly. @

FDA Advises Not to Eat Certain Potentially Contaminated Raw Oysters

The FDA is advising consumers not to eat, and restaurants and food retailers not to sell, and to dispose of Dai One Food Co. frozen half shell oysters with a harvest date of 2/6/2022 from Designated Area No. II and sold certain states.  


Core update as of November 23, 2022

In the CORE list of outbreaks and adverse events as of November 23, 2022, no new outbreaks were reported. For the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak (reference #1127), the product linked to illnesses has been updated to imported enoki mushrooms. CDC posted an investigation notice on this incident. For the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak in a not yet identified food (reference #1113), the case count has increased from 264 cases to 269 cases. Sample collection and analysis have been initiated. For the E. coli O157 (reference #1121) in a not identified food, the investigation has ended. @


The following is a list of outbreak and adverse event investigations primarily being managed by FDA’s CORE Response Teams.


An overview of outbreaks and prevalence of antimicrobial resistant Salmonella in poultry in the United States

A review in Heliyon (Volume 8, Issue 11, November 2022, e11571) reviews outbreaks of antibiotic resistant Salmonella in poultry. Salmonella causes the highest amount of foodborne illness among bacteria (15.5 cases per 100,000) and causes an estimated 410,000 antibiotic-resistant infections each year in the U.S. Over-and misusage of antibiotics, causes Salmonella to develop resistance and may render antibiotics inoperative in a foodborne outbreak. A problematic threat from antibiotic resistance extensively drug resistant (XDR) Salmonella Typhi that is resistant to all tested antibiotic classes except macrolides and carbapenems. Antibiotics belonging to macrolides and carbapenems classes are more effective in treating diseases caused by XDR Salmonella Typhi. Because of increasing AMR in Salmonella, few antibiotics are available to treat patients with severe infections. Controlling AMR is not a simple process that can be achieved overnight. Rules and regulations must be implemented to control the overuse/misuse of antibiotics by regulatory agencies. Reduction of usage of antibiotics in animal husbandry is crucial. The FDA must continue to monitor the effect of the restrictions placed on the use and sale of antibiotics for food-producing animals. @