Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

The department was first alerted to the outbreak on February 5 after a number of people reported becoming ill while visiting the L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles.

See:

https://about-norovirus.com

The Louisiana Office of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of norovirus in the Lake Charles area that appears to be spreading in the Calcasieu and

Blendtopia Products, LLC is voluntarily recalling 29,078 cases of 7 ounce frozen Blendtopia brand Superfood Smoothie Kits because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer

Filed Complaint 1.13.20

Chaundra and Shea Rodrigues are the 31-year-old parents of Z.R., their 13-month-old son. They live in Hilo, Hawai’i. On December 31, 2019, the plaintiffs went to the Island Naturals Market & Deli, located at 1221 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Hawai’i, for lunch. They purchased two avocado sandwiches, comprised of sourdough bread, lettuce, onion,

Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp chopped salad kits were the likely source of this outbreak – romaine lettuce from common supplier not definite.

A total of 10 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 were reported from five states in the United States – North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and Georgia. Illnesses started

FDA, CDC and state and local partners are investigating an outbreak of illnesses caused by Salmonella Javiana. Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicate that fruit mix with cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grapes from Tailor Cut Produce of North Brunswick, New Jersey, is a potential source of this outbreak.

Tailor Cut Produce of New Jersey recalled its

Since the last update on November 18, 2019, two additional ill people were reported from Colorado and New Mexico. A total of 13 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Dublin were reported from eight states.  The states impacted are:

Washington

California

Colorado

New Mexico

Nebraska

Oklahoma

Texas

Iowa

Illnesses started on dates ranging