Bacteria, viruses, and parasites on fresh produce have potential to cause life threatening illnesses. With fruits and vegetables coming from all corners of the world, contamination can occur at various Read More
The number of victims who have gotten sick from eating cucumbers contaminated with the bacterium Salmonella poona continues to increase throughout the United States. The toll is now 671 victims Read More
Certain soft cheeses contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes have caused one death and sickened 24 people in 9 different states since August 8th. Five of the illnesses occurred in Read More
Cucumbers contaminated with the bacterium Salmonella poona have sickened 285 people in 27 states, mostly in the West and Midwest. One death has been reported and 53 people have been Read More
Salmonella from cantaloupe. Hepatitis A from strawberries. Cryptosporidium from scallions. Shigella from parsley. The list of disease-causing microbes in fruits and vegetables is almost as varied as our supply of fresh produce. Here are a few key examples of food poisoning from vegetables.
Rita Bernstein of Wilton, Connecticut, served mixed, pre-washed lettuce to her daughter Haylee, then three years old. That salad almost blinded the child.
The lettuce—which sickened 60 others in New York, Illinois, and Connecticut—was contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. After visiting the California farm where it was grown, investigators weren’t surprised. Read More
Two separate outbreaks have sickened nine people in Minnesota and Wisconsin with a Salmonella bacterium that has been linked to raw breaded chicken entrees. Four victims have been hospitalized. No Read More
Tyson Fresh Meats of Dakota City, Nebraska, is recalling 16,000 pounds of ground beef that were shipped to a New York distribution center because the meat may be contaminated with Read More
Fifty-three people in nine states have been infected with a Salmonella bacterium that is likely linked to sushi made with raw tuna. Ten victims have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Read More
In April, there were eight recalls due to Listeria monocytogenes in a variety of food products, including frozen vegetables, ice cream, and even hummus. This bacterium is especially dangerous for Read More
Thanks to FoodKeeper, a free app developed by Cornell University’s Food Science Department, the Food Marketing Institute, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), storing food has become easier and more practical! This app gives storage times for the optimal quality and safety of every category of food imaginable, from individual species of fish to baked goods and even baby foods. Especially practical is the option of automatically adding calendar reminders to consume refrigerated or frozen food items by a certain date. In addition, cooking times and general tips are provided for a variety of foods. Read More
Amy’s Kitchen has recalled 74,000 cases of various frozen products because an organic spinach supplier informed the company that it found Listeria monocytogenes in spinach it supplied Amy’s.
While no illnesses Read More
Recalled Blue Bell products
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