food poisoning outbreaks

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that several foodborne illness outbreaks in Minnesota that have been linked with certain types of frozen entrees have prompted the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) to alert consumers of the need to cook these products safely.
The frozen entrees in question contain boneless chicken that may be breaded, stuffed or filled. Because these products are often stuffed or filled with additional ingredients, they may take longer to reach a safe, internal cooking temperature of 165 degrees F than consumers might expect.Continue Reading KDHE, USDA alert consumers to safely cook certain kinds of frozen chicken entrees

The Asahi Shimbun reports that nearly four decades have passed since the nation’s worst outbreak of food poisoning. In 1968, thousands of consumers were sickened as a result of tainted cooking oil manufactured by Kanemi Soko Co. Symptoms included black acne-like rashes all over the face. With the passage of time, public memory of the disease is fading.
About 14,000 people who ate food cooked in oil made by the Kita-Kyushu-based company developed cancer or experienced major problems with their internal organs. The poisoning caused many stillbirths as well as premature deliveries. Poisoning cases occurred across wide areas of western Japan.Continue Reading Mass food poisoning

VietNamNet reports that cases of food poisoning have soared as summer approaches, and the Ministry of Health is pushing April as the Month for Food Safety.
The Anti-Poison Centre at Bach Mai Hospital receives several cases of food poisoning each day, often from street food. On April 8, the day the Ministry of Health launched

Jane Zhang of the Wall Street Journal reports that More Americans are eating their vegetables. But the healthy trend comes with a risk: Illnesses traced to fresh produce are on the rise.
Fruit and vegetables are now responsible for more large-scale outbreaks of food-borne illnesses than meat, poultry or eggs. Overall, produce accounts for 12 percent of food-borne illnesses and 6 percent of the outbreaks, up from 1 percent of the illnesses and 0.7 percent of outbreaks in the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Continue Reading Unwashed produce can make you sick

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating two reports of suspected food poisoning outbreaks involving 17 people upon notification by the Guangdong Department of Health.
The affected people, five men and 12 women, aged 24 to 69, were among two tour groups to Shaoguan in Guangdong Province.
A group of 15 people had breakfast at a hotel in Shaoguan on September 22. Five of them, a man and four women aged 40 to 52, developed gastrointestinal symptoms including diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting 4.5 to seven hours afterwards.Continue Reading 17 ill in two food poisoning cases

Five members of a family at Jetinga near Bawku, in the Upper East Region, died at the Presby Hospital on Friday after taking a left-over meal from a funeral as their breakfast Three others, who were in critical conditions were still on admission, whilst three were also in a stable condition.
The dead have been identified as Aziz Sumaila, 12, Shaiba Adama, 8 and Dawuda Sumaila, 10. The rest include, Bimata Sumaila, 40, and her 4-year-old daughter, Lizeta Sumaila.
Those on admission were Hamidu Adama, 3, Yahaya Adama, 13, and Amina Adama 14. Rekia Adama, 45, Hajaratu Adama and Habib Adama, 7 were the victims who survived.Continue Reading Five People Die From Food Poisoning

Chief Superintendent German Doria, Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) director, assured yesterday the families of cadets that their children are safe even as he ordered a thorough investigation of the suspected food poisoning that affected some 287 PNPA cadets over the weekend.
Doria said that while they have yet to establish whether the incident was really an intentional case aimed to sabotage his administration, they have already undertaken strict measures to make sure it will not be repeated.
Based on a report by the PNPA Health Service (PNPA-HS), at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, cadets from the different batches were brought to their medical dispensary due to diarrhea, vomiting and crampy abdominal pain after eating food from the mess hall. According to the cadets, the food served to them were pork steak, radish with pork and beefsteak.Continue Reading PNPA food poisoning probed; 287 fall sick

A total of 20 villagers suffered from food poisoning when they were attending a funeral dinner in Funan County of east China’s Anhui Province Saturday morning, said sources with the local hospital.
Preliminary investigation showed they were poisoned with nitrite contained in the dinner food. Medical staff from the local hospital and epidemic prevention station

The Clay County Health Department is investigating after at least 18 people went to a hospital with nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, KMBC’s Peggy Breit reported Tuesday.
Most of those who went to the hospital were members of William Jewell’s cheerleading and dance squad. They were taking part in the Spirit Team Leadership Meeting at The Elms Resort in Excelsior Springs.
Breit reported that out of nearly 60 participants, almost one-third became ill.Continue Reading Sandwiches, Potato Salad Suspected In Rash Of Illness