The FDA has been investigating a Scombrotoxin outbreak that has sickened 47 people between August 8, 2019, and October 15, 2019, in at least 10 states including DE, MA, MD, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, and WV. Tuna from Truong Phu Xanh Co., LTD of Vietnam has ben identified as the source and could have been sold thawed or frozen as ground tuna meat, poke cubes, steaks, or loins; this product could still be within its shelf life.
*Update* Nov 20th 2019
The FSIS traced the source of this outbreak to the ground beef sold by Central Valley Meat Co., Inc. which originated a recall of more than 30,000 pounds of their ground beef products. One more person was reported sick with this Salmonella strain, making it 11 persons sick so far.
Nov 2nd, 2019
As of November 1, 2019, a total of 10 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Dublin linked to ground beef have been reported from 6 states: CA, CO, IA, KS, OK, and TX. One death has been reported in California. Of nine ill people with information available, eight (89%) were hospitalized, which is much higher than we would expect for Salmonella infections.
The FDA has just released a statement regarding a recent e. Coli outbreak linked to Romaine lettuce that has caused 23 cases of sickness in 12 states between July 12, 2019 and Sept 8, 2019. The investigation has concluded and the CDC and the FDA did not identify any ongoing threat or actionable information for consumers to act on.
The New Jersey Department of Health issued a Public Health Alert indicating that one food handler was tested positive for Hepatitis A while working on Brother’s Produce (Paterson, NJ). This worker was potentially infectious between Sept 30 and Oct 5, 2019.
Consumers who purchased products from there between September 30 and October 5, 2019, please read more for the next steps.
The FDA published a recall notice of Arla Apetina Marinated Feta & Olives in Oil, Pitted by UNFI as this might have been exposed to higher temperatures than the required for the proper storage of the product which may allow the growth of bacteria such as Clostridium Botulinum. No illnesses have been linked to this recall to date.