E. coli outbreak linked to daycare center stands at 310 cases

Public health officials are doubling down on their determination that a central kitchen serving the centers was the source of the pathogen The patient count in Canada’s daycare center E. Coli outbreak now stands at 310 lab-confirmed cases. Only 18 secondary infections — person-to-person infection rather than infection from the original source — have been […]

California restaurant-linked norovirus outbreak sickens nearly 100 people

A norovirus outbreak originating from a California restaurant has sickened about 100 people, according to the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department. Jessie Burmester, an epidemiologist from the health department, told KSBY news that 97 cases have been confirmed in connection with the outbreak earlier this month. While Burmester did not disclose the name […]

Salad recalled after testing finds E. coli contamination

lēf Farms is recalling a single lot of the lēf Farms “Spice” Packaged Salad Greens produced in its Loudon, NH greenhouse because of potential Escherichia coli 0157:H7 (E. coli) contamination.  The recall was initiated when the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture received a positive test result for E. coli 0157:H7 in a single package of […]

Regulators meets in Ireland to debate food safety issues

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has hosted regulators from different countries to discuss how to prepare for food safety crises and manage incidents. It was the first face-to-face meeting of the International Heads of Food Agencies Forum (IHFAF) since the COVID-19 pandemic. The group was created in 2020 by FSAI, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority […]

Gerber: recalls infant formula because Cronobacter sakazakii contamination

Gerber: recalls infant formula because Cronobacter sakazakii contamination

The Perrigo Company is recalling certain lots of Gerber Good Start SootheProTM Powdered Infant Formula because of potential Cronobacter sakazakii contamination. The product was distributed in the U.S. and was manufactured at the Company’s Gateway Eau Claire, WI, manufacturing facility from Jan. 2 to 18, 2023.  Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) is releasing this additional notice because one […]

Case of avian influenza A (H3N8) virus infection in humans in China.

On March 27, 2023, the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China notified the WHO of a confirmed human case with the Avian Influenza A(H3N8) virus; this is the third reported case of human infection with the Avian Influenza A(H3N8) virus; all three cases have been reported from China. The patient was a […]

More details on the hepatitis A virus in this year’s frozen strawberry outbreak

FDA officials confirmed that the strain of virus found in frozen organic strawberries involved in a multistate outbreak this year is the same strain that caused an outbreak in 2022. According to the agency, the organic strawberries associated with both outbreaks were imported to the United States from Baja California, Mexico. In 2023, this frozen […]

The first case of H5N1 in Chile

The Ministry of Health of Chile notified the first case of infection by the Avian Influenza virus (H5N1) in a human being in the country. It is the second Avian Influenza virus infection case detected in South America after the first case in Ecuador associated with exposure to domestic poultry. Worldwide, this is the 11th […]