Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Can Happen Anywhere

Most of the largest outbreaks we track come from contaminated food that results in many foodborne illness cases across the country, but it's important to understand that restaurants, public picnics and other food establishments run the risk of large-scale foodborne illness outbreaks when they handle contaminated food improperly. The following are foodborne illness outbreaks associated with individual food establishments: Denny's Salmonella Foodborne Illness Outbreak Three people were hospitalized with Salmonella Montevideo infections after eating at Denny's in Rochester, Minnesota. Health officials still aren't sure how the bacteria entered the restaurant, but they required Denny's … [Read more...]

Food Safety Alert: Bagged Salads Recalled for Listeria

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has warned people not to eat certain bagged salads due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The bagged salads were manufactured by River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC, and was packaged and sold under the following brand names: River Ranch Farm Stand Hy-Vee Marketside Shurfresh The Farmer's Market Cross Valley Fresh n Easy Promark Sysco After routine sampling detected Listeria in 2 packages of shredded iceberg lettuce purchased from retail locations in California and Colorado, River Ranch Fresh Foods initiated a voluntary recall of the bagged salads. A complete list of recalled products that are sold … [Read more...]