Davao City – An initial result of an investigation conducted by the City Government showed that spoiled leftover food may have caused the poisoning of 38 members of the Mati City contingent to the Davao Regional Athletic Association (Davraa) meet, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said in a press statement yesterday.
“The initial report by the City Health Office revealed that the people in charge of the contingent served the leftover food from the previous night for breakfast to the athletes,” Duterte said.
She also disclosed that the same set of leftover dinner from the previous night could have also been served for lunch and dinner Saturday.
A total of 38 members of the Mati delegation, including 34 student-athletes, were admitted to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Saturday night after they complained of headache, and bouts of dizziness, diarrhea and vomiting.
Duterte likewise bared that the initial report showed that the student-athletes may have also been “allowed to drink from water sources not cleared for human consumption.”
Times of India
MUMBAI: Around 100 guests who had lunch at a marriage venue in Palghar have been admitted to government hospitals after they developed symptoms of vomiting, stomach ache and loose motions on Sunday evening. All are out of danger.
The guests were attending the wedding of Vivek Vartak’s daughter in Makunsar village in Palghar. The wedding was followed by lunch. Vartak, a caterer by profession, served vegetarian food, including paneer and a sweet dish ‘gajar halwa’.
In August 2016, a local public health agency (LPHA) notified the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) of two culture-confirmed cases of Campylobacter infection among persons who consumed raw (unpasteurized) milk from the same herdshare dairy. In Colorado, the sale of raw milk is illegal; however, herdshare programs, in which a member can purchase a share of a herd of cows or goats, are legal and are not regulated by state or local authorities. In coordination with LPHAs, CDPHE conducted an outbreak investigation that identified 12 confirmed and five probable cases of Campylobacter jejuni infection. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns for the 10 cases with available isolates were identical using the enzyme Sma. In addition, two milk samples (one from the dairy and one obtained from an ill shareholder) also tested positive for the outbreak strain. Five C. jejuni isolates sent to CDC for antimicrobial susceptibility testing were resistant to ciprofloxacin, tetracycline, and nalidixic acid (1). Although shareholders were notified of the outbreak and cautioned against drinking the milk on multiple occasions, milk distribution was not discontinued. Although its distribution is legal through herdshare programs, drinking raw milk is inherently risky (2). The role of public health in implementing control measures associated with a product that is known to be unsafe remains undefined.
Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. of Sun Valley, CA is recalling all sizes and package types of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies,” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
About the Testing Program
2012, Testing for non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli
FSIS considers raw, non-intact beef products or the components of these products found to have six Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) to be adulterated, in addition to E. coli O157:H7. (Refer to the Federal Register notice Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli in Certain Raw Beef Products | PDF). These six non-O157 STECs are O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and O145.
On June 4, 2012, FSIS began verification testing for these non-O157 STEC in domestic and imported beef manufacturing trimmings from cattle slaughtered on or after June 4, 2012. Beef manufacturing trimmings collected from cattle slaughtered before June 4, 2012, or that contain other components such as cheek meat are analyzed for E. coli O157:H7 only.