Category Archives: food death

USA -More frozen breaded chicken nuggets recalled in connection with outbreak

Food Safety News

Canadian officials have posted the 13th recall notice related to more than a dozen Salmonella outbreaks — some ongoing — in their country in the past 22 months. Investigators have traced the outbreaks to frozen breaded chicken nuggets, patties and similar products.

In the latest recall, posted March 21, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency urged consumers to check their homes for certain Janes brand “Pub Style – Chicken Nuggets – Breaded Chicken Cutlettes” and throw them away even if some have been eaten and no one appeared to have become sick. The agency reported the Sofina Foods Inc. distributed the recalled products to retailers nationwide.

The Public Health Agency of Canada continues to warn the public about the dangers of raw frozen breaded chicken products. The agency reported that as of March 1, there had been a total of 555 laboratory-confirmed outbreak victims nationwide. Of those for whom complete information is available, 92 people had to be admitted to hospitals. 

Information – How Do You Know if You Have a Listeria monocytogenes Infection?

Food Poisoning Bulletin

Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that can make you seriously ill. Listeria monocytogenes infections are tricky, because the symptoms may not show up until 70 days after a person has been exposed. And the symptoms of this infection are similar to the flu, especially in pregnant women, so diagnosis can be difficult. Full article at the link above.

South Africa – One Year Ago – Tiger Brands polony linked to South Africa Listeria outbreak

Food Safety News

Food Safety News Article on the outbreak.

 

Research – Study: Food-borne diseases cost India $15 billion a year

Times of India

NEW DELHI: Unsafe food still costs India as high as $15 billion annually, even though it has almost halved from $28  billion estimated last year, a recent World Bank report says underlining the “unnecessarily high” economic burden caused by food borne diseases.

 

India – Food poisoning: One dead, 9 serious

The Daily Pioneer

A person died and nine others were taken ill reportedly due to food poisoning at Nuagaon village under Patana block of Keonjhar district on Tuesday night.

The victims complained of uneasiness after having their dinner, following which they were initially admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital and later shifted to the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack. However, one of them died on the way to Cuttack. The deceased was identified as 22-year-old Manas Nayak of the village.

Sources said eight of the victims had been engaged in decoration work of a wedding ceremony in a family, which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday. Three members of the concerned family are also undergoing treatment at the hospital after consuming the food. Police started investigation into the matter.

USA- Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Chicken Products Final Update

CDC

Final Outbreak Information
At A Glance
  • As of February 21, 2019 this investigation is over.
  • A total of 129 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis were reported from 32 states.
    • Twenty-five people were hospitalized. One death was reported from New York.
  • Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicated that many types of raw chicken products from a variety of sources are contaminated with Salmonella Infantis and are making people sick.
    • In interviews, ill people reported eating different types and brands of chicken products purchased from many different locations.
    • The outbreak strain was identified in samples taken from raw chicken products, raw chicken pet food, and live chickens.
  • Antibiotic resistance testing conducted by CDC on Salmonella bacteria isolated from ill people showed that the outbreak strain is resistant to multiple antibiotics. For more information read the advice to clinicians.
  • A single, common supplier of raw chicken products or of live chickens was not identified.
  • The outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis is present in live chickens and in many types of raw chicken products, indicating it might be widespread in the chicken industry. CDC and USDA-FSIS shared this information with representatives from the chicken industry and requested that they take steps to reduce Salmonella contamination.

Spain – Investigation opens into Michelin restaurant death and food poisonings

The Guardian

A Spanish judge has launched an investigation into the death of a woman who had eaten at a Michelin-starred restaurant now at the centre of a major food poisoning outbreak.

The 46-year-old woman, who has not been named, died in the early hours of Sunday after having a meal with her husband and son at the Riff restaurant in the eastern city of Valencia.

Regional health authorities say 30 people – including the woman, her husband and son – fell ill with food poisoning after eating at Riff between 13 and 16 February. The woman’s husband and son are recovering.

A judge in Valencia has opened an inquiry into the death and is awaiting the results of a postmortem and an analysis of samples taken from the restaurant.

The regional high court told the Europa Press news agency that no individuals were currently under investigation.