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Ongoing Nationwide Outbreak of Infections linked to Raw Turkey

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ongoing investigation, 164 people infected with this Salmonella outbreak in 35 states up to Nov 11th. So far, 63 people have been hospitalized and one death have been reported. On  November 15th, Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales recalled approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products.

To learn what to do to stay safe, and learn more about the outbreak and recalled product continue reading

*UPDATE* September 6th.

According to the latest update from the CDC, this outbreak seems to be over. There were 101 people reported infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella from 10 states. 25 people were hospitalized and no deaths were reported.

August 1st.

58 more ill people were added to this outbreak, according to the latest update from the CDC, making it a total of 79 people infected with the outbreak strain that have been reported from 9 states (Illinois, Kansas, North Dakota, and Tennessee were added). Do not eat recalled products.

July 18th

 

CDC and FDA officers announced the investigation of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Sandiego infections where Spring Pasta Salad sold by Hy-Vee grocery stores is considered as the source of the outbreak. So far twenty-one people have been reported sick from five states (Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota).

Of the twenty-one people reported sick, five of them have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Hy-Vee Inc. issued a voluntary recall of the product on July 17th, according to the FDA. Do not eat recalled products. Check your home for it and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

Link to CDC website for more details here

Patrick Quade, Founder of Iwaspoisoned.com, speaks at the NEHA 2018 AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference in Anaheim, CA. 

 

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) partnered again to offer their conferences together, this year in Anaheim, CA.

We are so pleased, as always, to be presenting at the Education Conferences; a great program that gives attendees access to information about the latest advances in environmental health, unique responses to protection problems, and practical applications in the public and private sectors.

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*UPDATE* August 30th.

30 more ill people were added to this outbreak, making it a total of 130 people infected with the outbreak strain that have been reported from 36 states (Delaware, Minnesota, and Maine added). CDC advises not to buy the cereal, which is still being sold at retail outlets despite the recall.

Link to CDC latest update here.

July 12th

According to the latest update from the CDC ongoing investigation, 27 more ill people were added to this outbreak, making it a total of 100 people infected with the outbreak strain that have been reported from 33 states (Florida and Colorado were added). The cereal is still being sold at retail outlets despite the recall.

June 14th

CDC officers recommend not to eat any Honey Smacks Cereal of Kellogg's as it is linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 31 states. The Kellogg Company recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal on June 14, 2018.

According to information from the CDC ongoing investigation, 73 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported from 31 states, where 24 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Do not eat recalled products. Check your home for it and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. If you don’t remember when you bought Honey Smack Cereal, don’t eat it and throw it away. Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away.

Link to CDC website for more details here

*UPDATE* July 26th.

According to the latest update from the CDC, this outbreak seems to be over. There were 77 people reported infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella from 9 states. 36 people were hospitalized and no deaths were reported.

Watermelon

You can check CDC updates here.

June 19th

This relates to US consumers Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Iowa, Kentucky and Tennessee, and relates to fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products.

Recalled products were sold in clear, plastic clamshell containers at Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon.

Do not eat recalled products. Check your fridge and freezer for them and throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.  If you don’t remember where you bought pre-cut melon, don’t eat it and throw it away. 

So far - 70 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported. 31 people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.

Link to CDC website for more details here