Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health(OPH) announced today the temporary closure of Gino’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in West Norriton in relation to a Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) outbreak in the county. The restaurant will be closed until further notice while the investigation continues.

Per standard public health protocols, OPH coordinated with

Salmonella – Onions

As of November 12, 2021, 892 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Oranienburg have been reported from 38 states and Puerto Rico. Illnesses started on dates ranging from May 31, 2021, to October 25, 2021.

Sick people range in age from less than 1 year to 101 years, with a

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections.

Epidemiologic and laboratory data showed that Josie’s Organics prepackaged baby spinach with a “best by” date of October 23, 2021, made people sick.

As of January 6, 2022, this

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Sold at grocery stores and supermarkets, including Fred Meyer, QFC, and Giant Eagle

Leafy greens sourced in both Salinas and Imperial Valley, California, and Yuma, Arizona.  Illnesses in Alaska (2), Oregon (1), Ohio (1) and Washington (6).

The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with state and local partners, are investigating

I will spare you the list of hepatitis A cases that I have been involved with since 1998 when I represented 30 people exposed in a Seattle, Washington Subway restaurant, including one child who suffered acute liver failure requiring an emergency liver transplant.

There have been dozens in the last 24 years, many with tragic

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling from the market all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads described below processed at its Springfield, OH and Soledad, CA production facilities containing iceberg lettuce, due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections

UPDATE: Health officials in Montgomery County are investigating a second death in connection to a Hepatitis A outbreak that closed down a local Italian restaurant. 

Food Service Workers should be vaccinated.

As of Nov. 9, 2021, health officials in Roanoke, Virginia, confirmed a total of 50 primary cases and two secondary cases of hepatitis A

CDC removed three people from original case count of 13.  Four states implicated – Washington (6), Alaska (2), Oregon (1) and Onion (1).

The CDC has updated information on an outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 infections traced to certain packaged salads, removing three people from the patient list.

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