Personal Injury/ Food Poisoning Blog

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....
Continue Reading »

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....
Continue Reading »

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....
Continue Reading »

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....
Continue Reading »

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:...
Continue Reading »

Salmonella Outbreak in the United States

A recent salmonella outbreak that has affected over 50 people in the United States has federal health officials searching for the source of the disease. According to the statement issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vast majority of those who became ill from salmonella had recently eaten sushi that contained raw tuna in its ingredients. Although raw tuna is the suspected cause of the salmonella outbreak, a common brand or supplier has yet to be identified in the CDC’s investigation....
Continue Reading »

FDA Consent Decree Halts Most Sales of Infusion Pump

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that the agency has filed a consent decree against a medical device manufacturer for repeatedly failing to correct identified violations related to an implantable drug infusion pump. A consent decree is a type of legal settlement in which the manufacturer agrees to follow the court-ordered directives without acknowledgement of fault or guilt....
Continue Reading »

FDA Launches Home-Use Medical Device Pilot Program

Every year, more than 7 million patients receive home health medical care under the direction of their medical providers. Many such cases require the use of medical devices in the home to treat or maintain a wide variety of conditions. The devices are put to use by the patient directly, or with the help of a caregiver or family member....
Continue Reading »

Pages

  • Newland & Newland LLP, Attorneys, Arlington Heights, IL
  • Lawyer.com