Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Sprouts Unlimited has initiated a recall of clover sprouts because of possible E. coli O103 contamination. The clover sprouts were distributed to Hy Vee Food stores, Fareway Food Stores and used by Jimmy John’s restaurants in Iowa.

“Sprouts Unlimited Inc. became aware of the potential contamination after receiving information from the Iowa Department of Inspections

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The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A associated with 555 East American Steakhouse in downtown Long Beach. Several cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed in individuals who ate at the restaurant on or around December 24, 2019. Those who ate there

As of February 19th, 2020, this investigation is over.

20 outbreak-associated cases of hepatitis A were reported from 7 states (Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin).

Illnesses started on dates ranging from October 8, 2019, to November 15, 2019.

11 people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicated that

States impacted : Washington, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware.

This outbreak appears to be over.

As of February 14, 2020, a total of 165 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Javiana were reported from 14 states. Illnesses were reported from states where

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.


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