Medical Products Liability Posts in July, 2015

Food Poisoning Outbreak in Salt Lake City Traced to Staph Infection

Staphylococcus bacteria was found in the meals of those staying at a Salt Lake City homeless shelter, causing food poisoning in a total of fifty-five people last weekend. Road Home homeless shelter officials say that the shelter did not serve meals over the weekend but that many who stay overnight at the shelter eat at the same nearby kitchens and dining halls....
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Possible Listeria Outbreak in Potato Salad in Illinois

The Garden Fresh Steakhouse Potato Salad that is sold at Jewel-Osco stores in Illinois has been recalled for possible listeria contamination in the Chicago area. Although there have not been any reported illnesses, the possibly contaminated potato salad was sold between May 30 and June 9 of this year....
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Pennsylvania Company Recalls Chicken Nuggets for Staph Bacteria

The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety & Inspection Service recently announced a recall of chicken nuggets due to positive testing for Staphylococcal enterotoxin. Murry’s Inc., a Pennsylvania food manufacturer, recalled over 20,000 pounds of gluten-free breaded chicken nuggets. The presence of bacteria in the nuggets was discovered by the Colorado Department of Agriculture during routine testing and sampling....
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Candy Food Poisoning in the Philippines Result of Poor Hygiene

A recent food poisoning outbreak from a batch of candy sent nearly 2,000 children to the hospital in the Philippines. Nearly all of the children that were affected by the poisoning have recovered. Health Secretary Janette Garin indicated that preliminary lab results found that human skin and hair were likely the source of contamination in the candy....
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Cyclospora Outbreak in Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is avidly working to find the cause of the recent cyclospora outbreak. There have been 151 reports of cyclospora in Texas this year, with 131 of these cases beings reported within the last two weeks. Although the source of the cyclospora outbreak has not been discovered, Texas health officials believe that it is likely linked to a fresh herb such as:...
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