Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Central Valley Meat Co., Inc., a Hanford, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 34,222 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Dublin, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ground beef items were produced on July 23, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:

Gainesville Sun reported that the Florida Department of Health Alachua County says the source of a foodborne illness outbreak is boxed lunches prepared by a local community group, but they haven’t linked the illness to a specific food item.

Health inspectors are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 47 people in Gainesville.

New Seasons Market is recalling fresh ground beef sold at meat counters in three of its stores because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7.

Three people in the Portland metro area have become ill with E. coli O157:H7 infection after having eaten ground beef purchased at different New Seasons outlets. All are recovering

Nebraska state and local health officials are investigating five cases of hepatitis A in the Omaha metro area.

The five cases have been reported within the past three weeks, with symptom onset between October 15 and November 5. That means the five likely were exposed in mid-September, Adi Pour, director of the Douglas County Health

Campylobacter jejuni is the most common cause of bacterial foodborne illness in the United States. Over 6,000 cases of Campylobacter infection were reported in 2009 alone, but many cases are not reported to public health authorities. A 2011 report from the CDC estimates that Campylobacter causes approximately 845,000 illnesses in the United States each year.

The Cortland County Health Department is alerting residents of an outbreak of Campylobacteriosis among people who ate at Wild Ginger, Main St., Cortland, between 10/18/2019 and 10/31/2019. To date, seven patrons have tested positive for this bacterial infection.

Campylobacter:  Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims