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Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon and backyard chickens

It's unimaginable, but there are two Salmonella outbreaks being monitored by federal and local health officials across multiple states. One outbreak is linked to pre-cut melons, while the other is linked to backyard chickens.

Interview: How concerned should consumers be about Salmonella? Special

In the U.S., more than 200 million cartons of eggs have been recalled across nine states over concerns of Salmonella, with contaminated produce linked to at least 22 illnesses. How concerned should consumers be? Dr. Joseph Galati provides some answers.

Second baby hit by salmonella from Lactalis milk in Spain

Madrid - A baby who drank milk produced by the French dairy giant Lactalis has been diagnosed with salmonella in the Spanish Basque country, taking the number of cases in the country this year to two, authorities said Saturday.

Lactalis feels heat as families rebuff CEO's pledges on salmonella

Paris - Pressure rose on French dairy giant Lactalis on Monday as the parents of babies who became sick after drinking salmonella-laced milk demanded answers over a scare affecting dozens of countries.

Embattled French dairy chief breaks silence over salmonella scare

Paris - The chief executive of France's Lactalis group on Sunday vowed compensation for victims of salmonella-tainted baby milk as he revealed that recalls were now under way in 83 countries.

83 countries affected by Lactalis salmonella scandal: CEO

Paris - A salmonella scandal at French dairy group Lactalis has affected 83 countries, where 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk are being recalled, the company's CEO said Sunday in an interview with French media.

83 countries affected by Lactalis salmonella scandal: CEO

Paris - A salmonella scandal at French dairy group Lactalis has affected 83 countries, where 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk are being recalled, the company's CEO said Sunday in an interview with French media.

'Hundreds' of lawsuits filed over Lactalis salmonella: association

Paris - Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against French dairy giant Lactalis by families who say their children got salmonella poisoning after drinking powdered milk made by the company, an association representing victims said Friday.

Mars recalls chocolate over Salmonella risk

Slough - Global confectioner Mars has recalled a number of its products over fears they have been manufactured contamination with the bacterium Salmonella.

Frito-Lay: Nationwide recall of potato chips in Canada and U.S.

Frito-Lay announced on Friday it is voluntarily recalling a select variety of their jalapeno flavored potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning. This is a nationwide recall in Canada and the U.S.

Rapid test for Salmonella in chicken developed

Microbiologists and technologists have joined forces to come up with a rapid and easy-to-use method to detect Salmonella in food such a chicken. The device contributes to contamination control.

New types of African Salmonella trigger infection concerns

A global study of Salmonella enteritidis bacteria (which causes blood poisoning) has found three separate types of bacteria. This indicates that control of infection risks could become more complicated.

New technology delves deep into pathogenic Salmonella

A highly pathogenic strain of Salmonella, and one resistant to several antimicrobials, has been studied in order to find out how the organism survives and with the aim of pinpointing vulnerability.

FSIS — Most poultry plants will fail new inspection standards

Poultry slaughter facilities around the country have only a few weeks left to get their act together and show they have implemented the new FSIS Pathogen Reduction Standards. But the feds expect almost half to fail.

New rapid methods for Salmonella detection

Salmonella is a major agent of food-borne illness globally. Researchers are developing a range of new, rapid microbiological methods to speed up detection and to improve the accuracy of the results.

Chipotle briefly closing all restaurants to talk food safety

It's been a bumpy year for Chipotle after frustrating outbreaks of E. coli and norovirus, so the company has decided it's time to take a short break and have a meeting with employees to discuss this unpleasant situation.

Salmonella forces Dole to issue massive spinach recall

Dole is issuing a recall of spinach across the East Coast and Midwest after state authorities in Michigan discovered that some bags of the produce were contaminated with Salmonella, a deadly bacteria.

Aspen Foods recall expanded — 561,000 pounds of chicken recalled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, that Aspen Foods is recalling about 561,000 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products.

Ex-peanut company CEO sentenced to 28 years in salmonella coverup

Albany - Stewart Parnell, the former CEO of the now-defunct Peanut Company of America, was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds between 2008 and 2009.

Omaha Steaks, other companies recalling frozen chicken products

Several states, the CDC, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are investigating two outbreaks of Salmonella enteritidis infections all linked to raw, frozen, stuffed chicken products.

Warning as hot weather causes Salmonella infections to rise

Baltimore - Almost everyone is enjoying the hot weather that the summer brings, but not, perhaps, the odd rain shower. When enjoying food, especially outside, care must be taken with avoiding food poisoning. New research suggests a new summertime risk.

What pet owners should know about pet food recalls

Boulder - On Thursday, the Boulder Dog Food Company issued a voluntary recall of its Turkey Sprinkles product due to potential salmonella contamination mere weeks after the company issued a recall on its Chicken Sprinkles product.

Barber Foods recalls Chicken Kiev over Salmonella concerns

Portland - Portland, Maine-based Barber Foods is recalling 58,320 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed chicken breasts that may be contaminated with Salmonella enteritides.

Live chicks at Alberta hatchery linked to Salmonella outbreak

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections that has been linked to live chicks at an Alberta hatchery. A total of 34 people were sickened in three provinces between April 5 and May 12.

Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit recalled over Salmonella risk

Neptune - Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit brand products are being recalled over possible Salmonella contamination risk to pets and owners. The company detected the presence of Salmonella in one lot during routine testing.

Multiple raw milk product recalls in the U.S. this week

Contaminated raw milk and cream is in the news again this week, with two state's issuing recalls. A Washington state dairy and a Pennsylvania dairy are at the center of the recalls.

Reusable plastic produce containers are dangerous to your health

Those big, reusable plastic containers used to transport fruit and vegetables to the grocery store can continue to harbor pathogenic bacteria that cause food-borne illnesses even after being cleaned and sanitized, according to a new study.

Food poisoning scare from farmers' markets

Farmers’ markets are becoming increasingly popular, providing opportunities for people to purchase fresh produce as opposed to pre-packaged supermarket fare. A study in the U.S. warns about the presence of pathogens.

Chopped walnuts recalled due to Salmonella risk

John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc. of Elgin, U.S., announced that it is voluntarily recalling Fisher 8-oz. Chopped Walnuts and Fisher 8-oz. Pecan Cookie Pieces packaged in plastic bags because of a Salmonella risk.

Peppers recalled due to Salmonella risk

An agriculture company based in the U.S. is recalling 6, 215 pounds of Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers due to a potential risk of Salmonella infection.
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All the recalls linked back to contaminated powdered milk.
All the recalls linked back to contaminated powdered milk.
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Many people picked up the Salmonella infection after attending a pig roast.
Many people picked up the Salmonella infection after attending a pig roast.
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Tyson Foods operates one of the largest refrigerated fleets in the U.S. with 2 800 drivers  2 600 tr...
Tyson Foods operates one of the largest refrigerated fleets in the U.S. with 2,800 drivers, 2,600 tractors and 6,300 trailers
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Macadamia nut in its shell  and a dry roasted nut.
Macadamia nut in its shell, and a dry roasted nut.
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Color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph showing Salmonella Typhimurium (red) invading cultured h...
Color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph showing Salmonella Typhimurium (red) invading cultured human cells.
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L.A. Lucky brand Sweet Basil Seeds recalled for possible Salmonella contamination.
L.A. Lucky brand Sweet Basil Seeds recalled for possible Salmonella contamination.
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Rose Acre Farms packaging facility in La Paz  AZ.
Rose Acre Farms packaging facility in La Paz, AZ.
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Recallec Frito-Lay products distributed in Canada.
Recallec Frito-Lay products distributed in Canada.
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Colonies of pathogenic bacteria growing on an agar culture plate - Salmonella enterica (serovar typh...
Colonies of pathogenic bacteria growing on an agar culture plate - Salmonella enterica (serovar typhimurium)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Typical Japanese sushi set  as sold in restaurants.
Typical Japanese sushi set, as sold in restaurants.
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Salmonella can get inside of eggs before the shells are formed. Eggs can also become contaminated fr...
Salmonella can get inside of eggs before the shells are formed. Eggs can also become contaminated from poultry droppings.
CDC
Two of the 41 Asher s brand candies and snacks covered under the recall.
Two of the 41 Asher's brand candies and snacks covered under the recall.
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Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg  by State since May 22  2014.
Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, by State since May 22, 2014.
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Pig roast in Wittlich  Germany.
Pig roast in Wittlich, Germany.
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Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit has been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination.
Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit has been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination.
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A peek at what goes into a dining experience at Fig & Olive.
A peek at what goes into a dining experience at Fig & Olive.
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Garden of Life has recalled a limited quantity of its Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal products.
Garden of Life has recalled a limited quantity of its Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal products.
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