*UPDATE* September 6th.
According to the latest update from the FDA, this outbreak seems to be over. There were 250 people reported infected with the outbreak strain of Cyclospora from 4 states (IA, MN, WI, MI). 8 people were hospitalized and no deaths were reported.
According to FDA latest update, 25 additional cases of Cyclospora infection have been reported and linked to the comsuption of pre-packaged Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip from 4 states. Case count is now on 237. Do not eat recalled products.
As of Sept. 11 11:15 EST, we have received over 31 reports citing over 65 people sick after eating food from Pasha Mediterranean Grill in San Antonio, TX.
Consumers reported symptoms including diarrhea, fever, and nausea after ordering food from the Wurzbach Road location of the restaurant. Medical attention was sought in multiple reports.
Publix issued a recall of beef products made from ground chuck due to potential presence of E. coli. Ongoing investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has identified 18 people sick so far, predominantly from Florida.
FSIS advises that consumers who have purchased these products not to consume them. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. These products were sold in 24 Florida counties.
At least seventeen people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella have been reported sick in 4 states. One death has been reported (NY) and 8 people have been hospitalized so far. These cases have been linked to the consumption of kosher chicken.
The CDC (The Center for Disease Control and Prevention) strongly recommends washing hands before and after handling raw chicken, and not washing raw poultry before cooking. Chicken must be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 165°F to prevent food poisoning. The CDC also advises keeping food preparation areas, utensils and surfaces separated when handling raw chicken products, in order to avoid cross contamination.
The current investigation indicates that several people reported consuming Empire Kosher brand chicken. The outbreak strain was also identified in samples of raw chicken collected from two facilities, one of which processes Empire Kosher brand chicken.
Link to CDC website for more information here
Pinnacle Foods, Inc. recalled Hungry Man Chipotle BBQ Sauced Boneless Chicken Wyngz frozen microwavable dinners due to the potential presence of Salmonella in one of the ingredients. These frozen dinners indicate a best by date of 9/6/19.
Did you purchase this product? If so, do not consume it. Consumers can return the product to the place of purchase for an exchange or full refund. Read more