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8 Now Dead in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupe

And hundreds more have been sickened in US, Canada

(Newser) - A salmonella outbreak tied to tainted cantaloupe has now killed eight people—three in the US and five in Canada, health officials reported Thursday. Dozens more illnesses were reported by both countries, the AP reports. In the US, at least 230 people have been ill in 38 states and 96...

Salmonella Infections Linked to Cantaloupe Kill 3

Authorities warn people not to eat pre-cut cantaloupe if they don't know the source

(Newser) - Consumers shouldn't eat pre-cut cantaloupe if they don't know the source, US health officials said Thursday, as the number of illnesses and recalls tied to a deadly salmonella outbreak grows. At least 117 people in 34 US states have been sickened by contaminated cantaloupe, including 61 who were...

Thousands of Cantaloupes Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall

(Newser) - Nearly 6,500 cases of whole cantaloupes sold in 19 states earlier this month are being recalled due to potential salmonella contamination. The cantaloupes, distributed by Eagle Produce and sold under the brand name Kandy Produce, all have the UPC number code 4050 and lot codes 797901,797900, or 804918,...

CDC: 'Don't Kiss or Snuggle Your Turtle'
CDC: Stop Kissing Turtles

CDC: Stop Kissing Turtles

Small turtles have been linked to salmonella outbreak in 11 states

(Newser) - Kissing a turtle won't transform it into a slow-moving prince—and according to a Centers for Disease of Control and Prevention warning, it could make you very sick. An outbreak investigation notice posted Wednesday warns that at least 26 people have been sickened and nine hospitalized in a multi-state...

Gold Medal Flour Recalled Over Salmonella

General Mills says bacteria was found in a sample

(Newser) - Time to check your cupboards: General Mills is recalling some bags of its Gold Medal flour after salmonella was found in a sample. The voluntary recall covers two-, five- and 10-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached and Bleached All Purpose Flour with “better if used by” dates of March...

Jif Recalls Peanut Butter
Jif Recalls Peanut Butter

Jif Recalls Peanut Butter

Multiple products linked to salmonella outbreak

(Newser) - If you eat Jif, it's time to check the cupboard. The company is recalling some of its peanut butter because of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 14 people in 12 states, reports NPR . The recall includes creamy, crunchy, and reduced fat peanut butters.
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Food Poisoning Can Cost You Far More Than You Think

ProPublica looks at some of the lingering impacts

(Newser) - "You think, 'Oh, foodborne illness is just a bellyache,' but it is quite costly." The loved ones of Lovey Jean Carter learned that the hard way. After the Texas woman was buried in Austin in November 2019, some 84 people moved on to a reception at...

You May Need to Throw Out Your Onions
You May Need to
Toss Your Onions

You May Need to Toss Your Onions

Salmonella outbreak has sickened more than 650 so far

(Newser) - Have any whole red, white, or yellow onions without a sticker or packaging in your cupboard? The CDC says you should throw them out. A salmonella outbreak linked to imported onions has so far sickened more than 650 people, including at least 129 who were hospitalized, the New York Times...

If You Own One of These Lounge Chairs, Don't Sit in It

True Living Sling Loungers sold by Dollar General recalled over amputation potential

(Newser) - If your eyes tend to glaze over when you read about product recalls, this one might get your attention. Fast Company reports the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for select True Living Sling Loungers following three confirmed cases of amputations or lacerations in connection with the...

Culprit in New Salmonella Outbreak: Red Onions

Nearly 400 Americans sickened in outbreak linked to Calif. company

(Newser) - Federal health officials say an outbreak of salmonella infecting nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions, and identified a California company as the likely source. The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement on Friday that Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, Calif....

Mystery Salmonella Outbreak Hits 23 States

Health officials are struggling to find the source

(Newser) - A salmonella outbreak of no known origin has struck nearly two dozen states and hospitalized 31 people, USA Today reports. The CDC said on Friday that 212 cases have emerged in 23 states, with 8 new states listed since Tuesday. While bacterial outbreaks are often linked to a food source,...

Jimmy John's Implicated in 5 Illness Outbreaks

Chain stops selling sprouts after FDA warning about 'adulterated' food

(Newser) - Veggies served by sandwich chain Jimmy John's have been linked to five outbreaks of E. coli and salmonella over the past seven years, affecting consumers in at least 17 states, the FDA said Tuesday. The most recent outbreak saw 22 people in Iowa sickened with E.coli in late...

Dared to Eat a Gecko, He Died 10 Days Later
Man 'Rotted
From the Inside Out'
After Gecko Dare

Man 'Rotted From the Inside Out' After Gecko Dare

Australia's David Dowell may or may not have eaten the reptile

(Newser) - The family of an Australian father of three who died in December says he "basically rotted from the inside out" after reportedly eating a gecko on a dare. David Dowell of Brisbane at first thought he was hungover when he didn't feel well a day after a Dec....

39 Tons of Ground Turkey Recalled
39 Tons of
Ground Turkey

39 Tons of Ground Turkey Recalled

Butterball meat affected after salmonella cases are reported

(Newser) - Butterball LLC issued a voluntarily recall of more than 78,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products nationwide Thursday as Wisconsin health officials investigate four salmonella cases in the state. The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said the prepackaged ground turkey was produced on July...

CDC Officially Warns Against Kissing, Snuggling Hedgehogs

Due to a recent salmonella outbreak

(Newser) - "Don't kiss or snuggle hedgehogs." That's the official warning from the CDC due to a salmonella outbreak, the New York Times reports. Eleven people across eight states have all been infected with the same strain of the bacteria, and 10 of those people said they'd...

164K Pounds of Turkey Recalled Amid Outbreak

Jennie-O pulls products off the shelves

(Newser) - Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, Inc. is recalling 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey amid a wider salmonella outbreak that's sickened 216 people since November 2017, CNN reports. The USDA announced the recall Friday as the CDC reported 52 new cases of illness linked to the salmonella. The outbreak...

USDA Recall: 91K Pounds of Jennie-O Ground Turkey

Meat may be tied to 35-state salmonella outbreak

(Newser) - If you're planning on scarfing down turkey on Thanksgiving, you may want to stick with the traditional full bird instead of the ground variety. KHOU reports Jennie-O has recalled more than 91,000 pounds of raw ground turkey shipped to stores around the US, and the USDA notes it'...

Don't Lick That Spoon: 2.4M Boxes of Cake Mix Recalled

Over salmonella fears

(Newser) - You might want to think twice before licking the bowl where you mixed your cake batter. Some 2.4 million boxes of Duncan Hines cake mix have been recalled due to a risk of salmonella poisoning, USA Today reports. The FDA and the CDC are investigating a salmonella outbreak in...

6.5 Million Pounds of Beef Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak

At least 57 have been sickened

(Newser) - More than 6.5 million pounds of ground beef and beef patties have been recalled due to a salmonella outbreak that has so far sickened at least 57 people from 16 states, the USDA announced Thursday. The affected beef comes from Arizona-based meat producer JBS Tolleson, Inc., and was packaged...

'Healthy' Couple's Death Gets a Little Clearer
'Healthy' Couple's Death
Gets a Little Clearer
the rundown

'Healthy' Couple's Death Gets a Little Clearer

John and Susan Cooper suddenly got sick and died at Egyptian hotel

(Newser) - A British couple that died unexpectedly at an Egyptian hotel may have fallen victim to severe food poisoning, the Sun reports. To recap: John Cooper and his wife Susan Cooper, both in their 60s and described as "fit and healthy," died Tuesday while vacationing at the Steigenberger Aqua...

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