Not  to be confused with the Seven Deadly Sins: pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth, although, perhaps some of these outbreaks were sinful.  I had the honor to represent many of the ill and the families of those who died.

Jack-in-the- Box E. coli Outbreak – 1992 – 1993

708 ill, 171 hospitalized

big-map-3-8-173 ill in New York, 1 each in Connecticut, Florida and Vermont.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local officials, has identified Ouleout cheese from Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, as the likely source of an outbreak of listeriosis

Jack-The-Green-Sprouts-sproutsjpgJack & The Green E. coli Sprout Outbreak:

Minnesota and Wisconsin state health and agriculture officials are investigating an E. coli outbreak associated with alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts. Health officials warn that retailers and restaurants should not sell or serve alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts, and

Today, Price Chopper Supermarkets announced a voluntary recall of its “Regular Homestyle Potato Salad” due to a possible listeria contamination. Containers of the potato salad bore the following UPC Code: 26716700000.

Listeria is a bacterium that causes a serious infection called listeriosis. In a 2011 report issued by the CDC, approximately 300 deaths are caused

Custom Corned Beef, Inc., a Denver, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 460 pounds of fully cooked crumbled pork sausage products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 10-pound boxes with two, 5-pound packages of

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture suspended permits that allow the Elmer Z. and Martha B. King farm in Aaronsburg, Centre County, and Cedar Hollow Farm in Mill Hall, Clinton County, to sell raw milk for human consumption after test samples revealed potentially harmful pathogen levels.

Although no illnesses have been reported, the department is

A recent study, conducted over a period of 21 months at a commercial chicken cooking plant, finds that the route by which the cooking environment, not to mention finished products, became contaminated was the introduction of bacteria (specifically Listeria monocytogenes) on incoming raw chicken.  The USDA’s research arm, the Agricultural Research Service, wrote