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FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Linked to Shell Eggs from Rose Acre Farms- update

The FDA was able to trace back the source of some of the eggs to the Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm after learning that all of the people who became ill ate eggs or egg dishes. FDA analysis of the samples revealed that the same strain of Salmonella Braenderup that caused the illnesses was present at the Hyde County Egg facility, connecting the facility to the outbreak. These eggs are sold under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Sunshine Farms, Publix, and Sunups. Recalled eggs were also sold to restaurants. The CDC reports that 35 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported from 9 states: Colorado (1), Florida (2), New Jersey (1), New York (8), North Carolina (5), Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina (3), Virginia (8), and West Virginia (1). 11 people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported. @

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local officials, are investigating Salmonella Braenderup infections.


Tackling Food Fraud Through Food Safety Management Systems

A new report just published by GFSI talks about food fraud and how it fits in the food safety system. With FSMA rules relating to food fraud getting ready to be implemented it gives insight into food fraud vulnerability assessment, and food fraud mitigation. How to create the plans, implement them and audit the plan. @

MyGFSI – Tackling Food Fraud Through Food Safety Management Systems


Lawsuits Filed in Lettuce E. coli Outbreak

The fallout from the large outbreak due to E. coli in lettuce continues. Marler Clark, the food pathogen lawyer, currently represents 64 individuals affected by the outbreak, 10 of whom developed HUS. He had filed the first lawsuit as a result of the outbreak against Freshway Inc. the supplier for Panera Bread in New Jersey. Marler Clark has filed three additional lawsuits, one in Pennsylvania against Freshway and two in Arizona against Red Lobster. An additional lawsuit will be filed in Federal Court in California on Friday against Papa Murphys. “I am hoping through the litigation to track the E. coli contamination to its source in Yuma. If we can find the source and the cause, we may well be able to prevent a similar outbreak in the future,” said Bill Marler, managing partner at Marler Clark. @

The CDC updated the outbreak numbers of those confirmed E. coli around the United States, adding 6 from California, 1 from Florida, 1 from Georgia, 1 from