Ninety-three people have been sickened by a nationwide salmonella outbreak, but a source of the cases has not been confirmed yet, health officials said. The outbreak involving salmonella bareilly, an unusual type, has been reported in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The illnesses began between Jan. 28 and March 23, the agency said. Ten people were hospitalized across the country, but no deaths have been reported. New York had 23 cases, the most of any state, followed by Illinois, Wisconsin and Maryland with eight each. A food source for the salmonella has not been confirmed, but many of the people who were sick reported eating sushi, sashimi or similar foods in the week before symptoms began, the CDC said in a statement. Salmonella infections often cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours, according to the CDC. Symptoms usually last four to seven days. Most people recover without treatment, but … [Read more...] about Salmonella outbreak sickens scores across U.S.
Tainted tuna appears to be the source of a 20-state salmonella outbreak, according to the CDC and FDA. Nearly 30 tons of tuna have been recalled by Moon Marine USA Corp., also known as MMI, of Cupertino, Calif. The frozen product is made up of raw tuna "backmeat" scraped from the bones." It's called Nakaochi Scrape and is made at a processing facility in India. The product looks like raw ground tuna. It's not sold directly to consumers, but is widely used in sushi, sashimi, ceviche, and similar dishes. "Spicy tuna" dishes often contain the product. Since Jan. 28, 116 people have fallen ill with the same unusual salmonella strain, called Bareilly. Twelve people have been hospitalized. There have been no deaths. Read more from WebMD. Older Post Fast food is saltier in U.S. than other countries Newer Post Fewer kids are dying in accidents … [Read more...] about Tuna blamed for salmonella outbreak in 20 states
Three Minnesotans have been sickened by salmonella from cantaloupe. About 150 people have fallen ill nationwide. The Minnesota Department of Health has reported three cases in Minnesota of infection with Salmonella Typhimurium of the outbreak strain. All three infected people reported eating cantaloupe during the week before becoming ill between July 18 and 26. Two of the people were older than 70 and one was a child. Two live in the Twin Cities metro area, and one in greater Minnesota. No one was hospitalized and all have recovered. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is working with other states and FDA to identify the distribution of these cantaloupes in Minnesota. When more information becomes available, MDA will provide on its website (www.mda.state.mn.us) a list of Minnesota retail outlets that received the recalled cantaloupes. Until then, consumers should not eat cantaloupe from southwestern Indiana. Older Post Global smoking survey shows alarming trends Newer Post … [Read more...] about Three Minnesotans sickened by salmonella in cantaloupe
Nestle USA has recalled some of its Nesquik chocolate powder, which may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported so far. Nesquik contains calcium carbonate made by Omya Inc. Omya has recalled the calcium carbonate "due to possible presence of Salmonella," according to an FDA news release. Nestle has limited the Nesquik recall to 40.7 oz., 21.8 oz. and 10.9 oz. products with an expiration date of "BEST BEFORE Oct 2014." Customers may return the products to the place they bought them for a full refund, or call Nestle Consumer Services at 800-628-7679. Read more from WebMD. Older Post Most smokers do try to quit Newer Post The last drop? Climate change threatens Arabica coffee crop … [Read more...] about Nesquik chocolate powder recalled over salmonella risk
Sixteen people across five states have fallen ill from Salmonella poisoning, several from a raw ground-beef dish served at a Michigan-based restaurant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday. Local, state and federal health and regulatory officials said the likely cause of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak was Jouni Meats Inc, of Sterling Heights, Mich., and Gab Halal Foods, of Troy, Mich. Most the people sickened were in the Midwest -- two in Illinois, one in Iowa, three in Wisconsin and nine in Michigan -- where the meat shops are located, the CDC said. One sick person was identified in Arizona. Seven people reported eating a raw ground-beef dish at a restaurant, the CDC said, adding that roughly half of the people were hospitalized, although none died. Read more from Reuters. Older Post New cancer mutations discovered Newer Post Too many Minnesotans still smoke … [Read more...] about Salmonella sickens 16 in five states