Food Poisoning Information

An Introduction to Listeria

Listeria (pronounced liss-STEER-ē-uh) is a gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that can grow under either anaerobic (without oxygen) or aerobic (with oxygen) conditions. [4, 18] Of the six species of Listeria, only L. monocytogenes (pronounced maw-NO-site-aw-JUH-neez) causes disease in humans. [18] These bacteria multiply best at 86-98.6 degrees F (30-37 degrees C),

Lean Culinary Services, LLC, a Hollywood, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 223 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The RTE chicken salad items were produced on February 12, 2019. The following products are

The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District officials have confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a food handler at McDonald’s, 106 LaFayette Road, Chickamauga, GA. An investigation found that this employee worked at the restaurant while infectious, from March 4 through March 17. While it is relatively rare for restaurant patrons to

BACKGROUND

On August 14, 2018, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Yamhill County Health and Human Services (YCHHS) independently received reports of persons with gastrointestinal illness days after attending a wedding and reception in Yamhill County on August 11. Over the next two days, additional wedding attendees reported gastrointestinal illness. OHA notified the Multnomah County

From Tacoma/Piece County Department of Health:

Update March 1, 2019

Since our last update, 13 more people have reported norovirus-like illness to the Health Department after they said they ate at Tijuana Taco. As of today, 51 customers have contacted us with reports of illness from this suspected norovirus outbreak.

We’ve collected samples from ill

According to the CDC, since the last update on December 21, 2018, 63 ill people from 24 states, and the District of Columbia, have been added to this investigation.

As of February 13, 2019, 279 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading have been reported from 41 states and the District of Columbia.

More than 750 people were vaccinated during a four-day clinic this week after possibly being exposed to hepatitis A at an Aiken restaurant last month.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control was notified Jan. 31 that an employee at Aiken Brewing Company had tested positive for the virus. On Monday, DHEC warned

The Hocking County Health Department reported an employee of the Logan McDonald’s was recently diagnosed with a case of hepatitis A.

According to a news release, the employees does handle food at the restaurant. After reporting the case to McDonald’s the restaurant underwent a cleaning and sanitizing process.

The health department says the risk to

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), in cooperation with Panera Bread in Montgomery, is investigating a food handler who is infected with hepatitis A virus.

As a preventative measure, ADPH is suggesting customers who consumed food, whether dine-in, pickup, or delivery, between the dates of January 26 through February 5, 2019, be identified.

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