enfamil.jpgIn a tragic development, Walmart “is pulling a batch of baby formula out of aisles nationwide. It’s in response to the death of 10-day-old Avery Cornett of Lebanon, Missouri,” according to this report.

The young child died last week, as the result of being infected with Enterobacter sakazakii.  According to the CDC, Enterobacter sakazakii is “is a

The Crowne Plaza Staphylococcus Aureus outbreak occurred on July 17, 2011, during a Portland-based conference attended by approximately 2,400 county commissioners from across the country. Many were sickened by the harmful staph bacteria, which investigating health authorities conclusively determined was the food item that sickened dozens of people.

Here are the dirty details:  

  • All “affected patients”

More than two dozen people were treated in area hospitals after what appears to be a mass foodpoisoning event at the Zappos plant in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.  After the ambulances left the scene, Bullitt County health officials arrived to investigate, and are trying to figure out whether the outbreak was caused by contaminated food–and if so

United Natural Foods, Inc. is recalling selected types of Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Botulism, a potentially

Salmonella and other foodpoisoning outbreaks everywhere right now.  Cantaloupes and listeria, produce and E. coli O157:H7, chicken livers and Salmonella, Salmonella and pine nuts.  It has been a studied question for years now whether produce items (like lettuce, spinach, and other leafy greens) actually uptake the bacteria through the root system

e coli investigation.bmpAs reports come out relaying the statements of victims and investigators alike, a consensus on the exact cause of the recent E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in North Carolina has not emerged.

State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said Wednesday that he is “perplexed” by the outbreak, which now counts 30 victims.  Preliminary reports have linked the outbreak