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Outbreaks

Arby's Food Poisoning Outbreak Sickens over 40 in Springfield, IL

Arby's, 3009 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703, USA

February 25, 2021 11:57 AM

“The Sangamon County Department of Public Health is investigating multiple reports of illness linked to the Arby's at 3009 S Dirksen Pkwy, in Springfield, IL. To date, at least 40 people have been reported sick.

Ill people reported to the public health department late last week and over that wee... See Morekend. iwaspoisoned.com has received multiple reports linked to that location citing at least five people from two different groups getting sick after visiting this location.

Sangamon County public health officials stated they are working to determine the exact nature of the illnesses and what caused them.

If you ate from the Arby's on South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL location recently and developed vomiting, diarrhea, fever, or other food poisoning symptoms, report it now.

Source: WICS Newschannel / Crowdsourced data
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

February 21, 2021 5:56 PM

“The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) along with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections involving Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia. The outbreak appears to be ongoing, as recent illnesses continue to be reported to PHAC.

As o... See Moref February 18, 2021, there have been 57 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness investigated in the following provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador (25), and Nova Scotia (32). 19 individuals have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported.

Between October and December 2020, CFIA issued food recall warnings for a variety of eggs distributed in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The recalled eggs are now past their shelf-life and are no longer available for purchase. The CFIA is continuing its food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.

It is possible that more recent illnesses may be reported in the outbreak because there is a period of time between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported to public health officials. For this outbreak, the illness reporting period is between three and six weeks.

Check the full recall details on the PHAC website canada.ca
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Salmonella

February 17, 2021 11:57 PM

“The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating an ongoing multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses.

As part of this outbreak investigation, the Connecticut Department of Public Health collected product samples of El Abu... See Moreelito-brand Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses from a store where a sick person bought cheeses. Sample analysis showed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in samples of El Abuelito Queso Fresco sold in 10 oz packages, marked as Lot A027 with an expiration date of 02/26/2021. Samples are currently undergoing Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis to determine if the Listeria monocytogenes found in these samples is a match to the outbreak strain. At this time, there is not enough evidence to determine if this outbreak is linked to El Abuelito Queso Fresco.

FDA advises consumers, restaurants, and retailers not to eat, sell, or serve El Abuelito Queso Fresco cheese until more information is known. FDA and state partners are working with the firm to recall the affected lot and to determine if additional products should be recalled. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

As of February 17, 2021, there are reports of seven people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. Six of the seven ill people are Hispanic. Of the four people interviewed, three reported eating at least one type of Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses, and all three reported eating queso fresco.

You can check the FDA announcement here fda.gov

Source: FDA
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Listeria
Covid-19 Vaccine Experience Notifications

February 11, 2021 4:06 PM

“A multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections potentially linked to Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses is currently being investigated by the FDA, CDC, and state & local health agencies. Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses are currently the leading hypotheses for the cause of the L... See Moreisteria infections.

As of now, there are reports of seven people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. Six of the seven ill people are Hispanic. Of the four people interviewed, three reported eating at least one type of Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses, and all three reported eating queso fresco.

For more information and to read the announcement click here: fda.gov
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Listeria

December 22, 2020 8:30 PM

“The CDC and state and local partners investigated a multistate outbreak of E. coli infections linked to leafy greens. As of December 22, 2020, this outbreak is over. 40 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 were reported from 19 states. 20 people were hospitalized, and 4 develo... See Moreped hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure. No deaths were reported.

Epidemiologic and traceback evidence showed that leafy greens were the likely source of this outbreak. Investigators were unable to identify a specific type or brand of leafy greens because people in this outbreak reported eating a variety of leafy greens and because different leafy greens are often grown, harvested, and processed together.

People usually get sick from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) 2 to 8 days (average of 3 to 4 days) after swallowing the germ. Symptoms often include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. Some people may have a fever, which usually is not very high (less than 101˚F/38.5˚C).

To read the CDC Announcement: cdc.gov

Source: CDC
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: E. Coli

Harris Teeter sushi related to 159 sick outbreak

North Carolina, United States

December 16, 2020 2:34 PM

“Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) and Harris Teeter officials are investigating multiple reports of illness linked to AFC sushi purchased and eaten from Harris Teeter stores at 358 George W. Liles Pkwy NW and at 1245 Concord Parkway North, both in Concord, NC. According to the last update, a total of 1... See More59 people have been reported sick, with symptoms ranging from vomiting, diarrhea, fever, muscle aches, to abdominal cramps. Ill people reported they ate sushi from the AFC Sushi kiosk before they became ill.

CHA advises those who are sick to stay hydrated and seek medical attention if symptoms do not improve within 24 hours. If medical attention is required, CHA advises requesting a stool sample to help identify the pathogen. “We are encouraging anyone who purchased sushi from the George w. Liles or the Concord Parkway Harris Teeter between November 13 and November 19, to throw away any purchased items or leftovers,” said Chrystal Swinger, CHA Environmental Health Director.

If you ate sushi from these Harris Teeter locations between November 13 and November 19 and developed vomiting, diarrhea, fever, muscle aches, and abdominal cramps, report it now.

Source: Cabarrus Health Alliance
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

Wood Ear Mushrooms - Salmonella Outbreak is over

PDQ Restaurant, United States

November 3, 2020 7:31 PM

“The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections linked to wood ear mushrooms imported by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, CA. Wood ear mushrooms are a dried mushroom, also commonly labelled or referred to as Ki... See Morekurage, Dried Black Fungus, Dried Fungus, or Mu’er/Mu Er/Mu-Err.

As of November 4, 2020, the CDC declared that this outbreak is over. Wood ear mushrooms imported by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. were only sold to restaurants and were not available directly to consumers.

A total of 55 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Stanley was reported from 11 states. 6 people required hospitalization and no death has been reported.

Check the full outbreak notice on the CDC website fda.gov

Source: CDC
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Salmonella

Outbreak of Listeria Infections linked to Deli Meats

Morehead City, Morehead City, North Carolina, United States

October 25, 2020 11:54 PM

“The CDC, along with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and state and local partners, is investigating an ongoing multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to deli meats.

As of October 22, 2020, a total of 10 people infected with the o... See Moreutbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from Florida, Massachusetts, and New York. All 10 ill people were hospitalized. One death has been reported from Florida. In interviews with 9 ill people, all reported eating Italian-style meats, such as salami, mortadella, and prosciutto. They reported purchasing prepackaged deli meats and meats sliced at deli counters at various locations.

A specific type of deli meat and common supplier have not yet been identified. Listeria bacteria can spread easily to other foods and surfaces. The bacteria in a contaminated deli product may spread to other deli meats and cheeses in shared display cases or equipment at deli counters. A traceback investigation is ongoing to determine if there is a specific type of deli meat or a common supplier linked to illness.

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To read the CDC Announcement: cdc.gov

Source: CDC
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Listeria

September 24, 2020 10:14 PM

“The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating an ongoing multistate outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections likely linked to wood ear mushrooms imported by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, CA. Wood ear mushrooms are a dried mushroom, also commonly labelled... See Moreor referred to as Kikurage, Dried Black Fungus, Dried Fungus, or Mu’er/Mu Er/Mu-Err.

As of September 24, 2020, a total of 41 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Stanley have been reported from 10 states. In interviews, ill people answered questions about the foods they ate and other exposures in the week before they became ill. According to the CDC, of 18 people with information, 16 (89%) reported eating ramen at a restaurant in the week before their illness started. Four illness clusters were identified at restaurants serving ramen in three states. Eight (89%) of the nine ill people linked to restaurant clusters reported eating wood ear mushrooms or ramen containing wood ear mushrooms in the week before their illness started.

Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. acted quickly upon being notified of the positive test result and recalled all wood ear mushrooms within shelf life on September 23, 2020. This product was labeled as Shirakiku brand Black Fungus (Kikurage) with UPC Code 00074410604305, imported from China. Product was distributed in six packs of five-pound bags to restaurants in AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NV, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, and Canada.

More information -
To read the recall report: https://iwaspoisoned.com/incident/shirakiku-dried-fungus-also-known-a-black-fungus-or-kikurage-recalled-due-to-potential-salmonella-contamination-391815

To read the FDA Announcement: fda.gov

Source: FDA
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Salmonella

August 19, 2020 11:37 PM

“Do not eat, sell, or serve Wawona-brand bagged peaches sold at ALDI stores in multiple states

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis infections. State officials from the Minnesota Department of Health reported that ma... See Moreny of the people sick with the same strain of Salmonella Enteritidis, confirmed by Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), had purchased Wawona-brand bagged peaches from ALDI prior to becoming ill.

In response to FDA investigators, ALDI reported to FDA that potentially affected bagged peaches were shipped to CT, IA, IL, KY, MA, MI, MN, ND, NH, NY, OH, RI, SD, VT, WI, and WV. ALDI also reported to FDA that the sole supplier of the bagged peaches to stores reported by cases during the timeframe of interest was Wawona Packing Company, LLC. FDA’s traceback investigation is ongoing to identify the source of this outbreak and to determine if potentially contaminated product has been shipped to additional retailers.

For more information click here: fda.gov

Source: FDA
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Salmonella

Recent Interesting Reports

Subway, Coliseum Avenue, Nashua, NH, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Vomiting
Subway, Coliseum Avenue, Nashua, NH, USA

February 26, 2021 10:19 PM

“I got the steak & cheese salad with a bunch of veggies. Ate half of it then felt a little sick but I had to go to work so I ate the whole thing. Felt fine after. About 5-6 hours later I got really sick & threw up at work. Since then I haven’t been able to leave my bed without throwing up. See Less
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

February 18, 2021 5:56 PM

“The FSA announced the recall of SFC Chicken Poppets and Take Home Boneless Bucket by SFC because they might be contaminated with salmonella.

FSA advises consumers not to eat the recalled products. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund. Batch codes starting PKW... See Moreare displayed on the outside of the box. Batch codes starting with an L are displayed on the inner packaging inside the box.

- SFC Chicken Poppets (190g) Batch code: L 15520 | L 13720. Best before: 24 September 2021.
- SFC Chicken Poppets (190g). Batch code: PKW008A. Best before: 28 February 2022.
- SFC Chicken Poppets (190g). Batch code: PKW011A. Best before: 28 February 2022.
- SFC Take Home Boneless Bucket (650g). Batch code: L19720. Best before: 28 November 2021.

The products listed above might be contaminated with salmonella. Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea, and abdominal cramps.

Check the full recall details on the FSA website food.gov.uk
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Salmonella

Hall's Tavern at Coventry, Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne, IN, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Headache
Hall's Tavern at Coventry, Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne, IN, USA

February 22, 2021 7:09 AM

“Just started about 5 hours ago, We ate at a restaurant in ft wayne at 3 p.m. yesterday. And we both have severe diahrrea nausea and vomiting and mild headache. We ate the sirloin steak and shrimp meal I had mashed potatoes she had the loaded potatoe cake. We both started feeling bad about 3 a.m. th... See Moreis morning nausea loose diarrhea started at 3 vomiting started about an hour or so ago. Mild headache also. Haven't ate anything else that day before or after See Less
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Covid-19 Vaccine Experience Notifications

February 22, 2021 11:56 PM

“The FSIS announced the recall of approximately 96,810 pounds of beef tallow products by GLG Trading Inc. because they were imported from the People’s Republic of China, an ineligible country for beef, without the benefit of FSIS import re-inspection. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse r... See Moreeactions due to consumption of these products.

FSIS advises consumers who have purchased these products not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

The products subject to recall do not bear a Federal mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors, retail locations, and restaurants in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, and Texas. The following heat-treated shelf-stable Hotpot Seasoning items containing beef tallow are subject to recall:

- 17.6-oz. vacuumed sealed packages of “Ming Yang Hotpot Seasoning (Slightly spicy).
- 17.6-oz. vacuumed sealed packages of “Ming Yang Hotpot Seasoning (Super spicy, Extremely).
- 12.07-oz. vacuumed sealed packages of “Ming Yang Hotpot Seasoning (Medium spicy, Mala).

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS verification activities. This is a Class II recall meaning it is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.

Check the full recall details on the FSIS website fsis.usda.gov
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McDonald's, Sunrise Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, CA, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Other Bloody Stool Headache Weakness Stomach Pain
McDonald's, Sunrise Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, CA, USA

February 28, 2021 12:52 AM

“On February 25th I had lunch there. after about an hour, I felt a burning sensation inside the abdomen, towards the end of the day, weakness and nausea appeared. The next morning on February 26th, I had a terrible headache and increased blood pressure, all of which continued along with nausea and... See Moreabdominal pain. on the third day, February 27, my stomach continues to hurt and blood appears in my stool. Also today I stopped there to buy coffee with a sandwich and found an ad on a paper sheet that says that the dish I ordered on February 25 «is no longer available due to quality». I made a picture. After that, I have no doubts about the reasons for my poisoning. See Less
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Little Debbie Raisin creme pies, Walmart Supercenter, Shelia St, West Helena, Helena-West Helena, AR, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Other Stomach Pain
Walmart Supercenter, Shelia St, West Helena, Helena-West Helena, AR, USA

February 27, 2021 11:56 AM

“Little Debbie Raisin creme pies. Started to hurt really bad ,in stomach, and bottom of stomach, I was so miserable and nauseated I didn't know what to do,felt as tho I wanted to vomit, took 2 Tylenol ,still hurting..
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Texas Roadhouse, Commerce Drive, Elizabethtown, KY, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea
Texas Roadhouse, Commerce Drive, Elizabethtown, KY, USA

February 5, 2021 6:38 PM

“Had dinner past Sunday evening with family got diarrhea real bad about 2 hrs after I left the resturant lasted until Wednesday night. I came down with a serious case of diarrhea the worst in my 69 years I can't throw up any more because of a surgery It all goes out the other end when I'm sick, wasn... See More't a stomach virus didn't get sick until I had dinner. It was serious bad the worst I have ever had in my life and I'm 69.s See Less
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

February 25, 2021 11:57 PM

“The FSIS issued a public health alert about an undetermined amount of beef meatballs with marinara sauce by Whole Foods Market, Inc. because they were misbranded and were produced with an undeclared allergen. The products contain parmesan cheese made from milk, which is a known allergen and is not d... See Moreeclared on the product label.

A recall was not requested because it is believed that the affected products are no longer available to be directly purchased by retail consumers. There has been a customer report of an adverse reaction due to consumption of the product

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers with food allergies who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. This product was sold in retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The beef meatballs with marinara sauce products subject to the public health alert are:

- 24-oz. clear plastic containers of “Whole Foods Market Beef Meatballs with Marinara” with a PLU code of 39496 and sell-by dates through 2/27/21.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the public health alert can contact Nathan Cimbala, Global Public Relations, Whole Foods Market, Inc., at nathan.cimbala@wholefoods.com. Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.

For more info: fsis.usda.gov

Source: FSIS
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

Salmon, Walmart Supercenter, Rainier Avenue South, Renton, WA, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Vomiting
Walmart Supercenter, Rainier Avenue South, Renton, WA, USA

February 7, 2021 7:37 PM

“I ate salmon bought from there and 2 hours later I’m puking my guts out and my super bowl Sunday is ruined x( See Less
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

Panda Express, Fifth Street, Alameda, CA, USA

Symptoms: Stomach Pain Lightheaded
Panda Express, Fifth Street, Alameda, CA, USA

February 13, 2021 1:47 PM

“My stomach heart since yesterday to now I ate lo mein from there after 20 -30 minutes my stomach heart so bad...then light headed Yesterday I ate lo mein and after 20-30 my stomach start hearting so bad I thought I will be fine the next day but still the same See Less
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