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Lizards called bearded dragons may not breathe fire, but they can be a source of one nasty infection: Salmonella.

So warned the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a health advisory on Friday, noting there have been reports of 15

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 17, 2024
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  • An outbreak of salmonella illness linked to recalled cucumbers has now expanded to at least 162 cases in 25 states, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

    In an update issued from the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, officials noted that 54 of the cases were so severe that hospitalization was re...

    Backyard chickens are causing outbreaks of salmonella across the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns.

    About 109 people in 29 states have gotten sick from salmonella after touching or caring for backyard poultry, the CDC said in a health advisory.

    Of those, ...

    Two major supermarket chains, Aldi and Hy-Vee, are recalling brands of cream cheese because of a potential risk for salmonella.

    No actual illnesses linked to the products have yet been reported, but Hy-Vee said it's annou...

    A Midwestern candy company has issued a massive recall due to the risk of salmonella tainting some of its products.

    Palmer Candy Company of Sioux City, Iowa, is recalling “white coated confectionary items” because they could be contaminated with salmonella, the company announced this week.

    The products are sold in bags, pouches, tubs and other retail packaging. Brand names inclu...

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is clamping down on salmonella bacteria found in breaded, stuffed raw chicken products, with the agency issuing a final rule on the issue Friday.

    The agency's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has declared salmonella a...

    Fresh organic basil tainted with salmonella and sold by Trader Joe's in 29 states has sickened at least 12 people, according to an alert issued Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    One person was so ill that hospitalization was required.

    "Throw away any Infinite Herbs organic basil pur...

    A days-old newborn in Oregon was sickened with salmonella that may have been transmitted from parents who tended infected poultry located 150 miles away, a new report finds.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has long warned of the d...

    The bacteria behind typhoid, a major killer of children in the developing world, could be vulnerable to something as simple as tomato juice, new research suggests.

    Typhoid is caused by the Salmonella Typhi bacterium, and is usually contracted from contaminated food or beverages. Its symptoms include nausea, fever and abdominal pain. Left untreated, the disease can prove fatal.

    Cases of salmonella linked to recalled charcuterie meats have doubled in just over two weeks, triggering an expansion of the recall, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.

    "Since the last update on January 5, 2024, 23 more illnesses have been reported and an additional 8 states have reported cases, creating a total case count of 47 illnesses from 22 states...

    The Quaker Oats Co has widened a recall of granola bars and cereals that was first announced in December, adding more products that may potentially be contaminated with salmonella.

    The products were sold in all U.S. states and territories, with a full list of recalled products listed on the company's updated statement.

    While salmonella ...

    A salmonella outbreak that's already sickened 24 people is triggering the recall of charcuterie meats sent to Sam's Club distribution centers nationwide.

    "On January 3, 2024, Fratelli Beretta USA Inc., recalled approximately 11,097 pounds of Busseto Foods brand ready-to-eat charcuterie meat products," the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.

    Ohio seems t...

    Blue Ridge Beef, a maker of raw pet foods, has announced it is recalling some of its products for kittens and puppies because of possible contamination with salmonella and listeria.

    After being notified earlier this month by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services that health officials found salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in certain products, the...

    FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2023 (Healthday News) -- Shoppers should steer clear of any pre-cut cantaloupe if the brand is unknown, as a salmonella outbreak linked to the fruit continues to widen, U.S. health officials warned Thursday.

    Eighteen more illnesses have been reported since Nov. 24, the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention said in an updated

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  • December 1, 2023
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  • FRIDAY, Nov. 10, 2023 (Healthday News) -- Two federal health agencies are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to dog food that has sickened seven people in seven states, nearly all of them infants.

    On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

  • Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter
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  • November 10, 2023
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  • Federal regulators are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to packaged, diced onions that has sickened at least 73 people across 22 states.

    Fifteen of the illnesses were so bad that people required hospitalization.

    Gills Onions has already issued a recall for the products, which include diced yellow onions, diced onions and celery, diced mirepoix (onions, carrots and celery) ...

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday that a salmonella outbreak involving 18 people in six states has been linked to Papa Murphy's raw cookie dough

    Two individuals were hospitalized in connection with the infections, the CDC said in its

    General Mills has recalled four varieties of its Gold Medal flour because of concerns over potential contamination with salmonella.

    The recalled flour has “better if used by” dates of March 27, 2024, and March 28, 2024,

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  • May 1, 2023
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  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to get tougher on Salmonella bacteria found in breaded, stuffed raw chicken products, the agency announced Tuesday.

    About 1.35 million people are infected with Salmonella bacteria each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Almost a quarter of the nation's Salmonella infections are caused by ...

    U.S. health officials are investigating a Salmonella Infantis outbreak that is likely linked to raw flour. It's not clear what brand of flour is the culprit.

    Investigators from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration have identified 12 illnesses and three hospitalizations occurring across 11 states.

    Repor...

    After repeat U.S. outbreaks of salmonella tied to frozen, breaded and stuffed chicken products, researchers are now pointing to microwave cooking as a key driver of illness.

    Because they're breaded, the popular products — for example, chicken stuffed with broccoli and cheese, chicken cordon bleu, or chicken Kiev — can look cooked. But under that breading the meat is raw, noted researc...

    Cat owners should not feed their pets certain lots of Darwin's Natural Pet Products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

    Some lots of the raw cat food tested positive for salmonella and were associated with illness in three kittens, the agency said in a

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 8, 2022
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  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to toughen regulations on certain raw chicken products.

    The agency has notified food processors that new rules would require they lower the amount of salmonella found in breaded and stuffed chicken products, which include frozen foods such as chicken cordon bleu and chicken Kie...

    Tiny turtles are the cause of a multistate outbreak of salmonella that has led to five hospitalizations, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

    The agency has linked an outbreak that has infected at least 15 people in 11 states to turtles that are less t...

    Dog treats are being voluntarily recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.

    The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services reported July 6 that some Stormberg Foods LLC dog treats were contaminated with salmonella, which triggered

  • By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 14, 2022
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  • Nearly one-third of ground chicken may contain dangerous salmonella, a new Consumer Reports investigation shows.

    Based on its findings, the group called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which regulates the nation's meat supply, to redouble its efforts to protect consumers from this bacteria, which can cause

    One person has died and 27 people have been hospitalized in a multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

    Even if they appear healthy and clean, backyard poultry such as chickens can carry salmonella. The bacteria is easily spread in areas where poultry live and roam, the CDC explained in an

  • Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 14, 2022
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  • Several powdered infant formula products have been recalled by Abbott Inc., following reports of four infants developing bacterial infections after consuming the products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

    "As this is a product used as the sole source of nutrition for many of our nation's newborns and infants, the FDA is deeply concerned about these reports of bacterial...

    Ten new illnesses in a salmonella outbreak linked to recalled salami sticks bring the total number to 31, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

    Two more states have reported cases, increasing the number of affected states to 10. There have been six hospitalizations, but no deaths, the CDC said in a

  • Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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  • November 16, 2021
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  • Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks, sold primarily at Trader Joe's, have been linked to a salmonella outbreak with 20 reported cases in eight states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

    Most of the patients (80%) are younger than 18. Three people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported, the agency said in a

  • Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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  • October 26, 2021
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  • Onions from Mexico have been linked to a salmonella outbreak that's sickened 652 people in 37 states, federal health officials said Wednesday.

    So far, there have been 129 hospitalizations, but no deaths.

    Investigators have traced one source of the outbreak to whole red, white and yellow onions that were imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed across the United States by Pro...

    It's still not OK to kiss your chickens or your ducklings -- you could catch a salmonella infection from barnyard birds.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has offered that warning before, and now an agriculture expert reminds backyard farmers that it's better to have a less hands-on approach with their feathered friends.

    People should take simple sanitation precaut...

    Fratelli Beretta brand antipasto trays have been identified as the source of a salmonella outbreak that's sickened at least 36 people in 17 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

    No deaths have been reported.

    Investigators found that most of the ill people ate Fratelli Beretta brand uncured antipasto trays before they got sick, and the CDC advises...

    Two salmonella outbreaks that appear related to salami and other Italian-style meats have sickened at least 36 people in 17 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Twelve people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

    Because some people recover from salmonella without medical care and aren't tested, the CDC suspects the true number of...

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it has sent a warning letter to a pet food company linked to contaminated food that may have caused illness or death in hundreds of dogs.

    The letter was issued after inspections of Midwestern Pet Foods Inc.'s manufacturing sites found violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the agency said in a

  • Robert Preidt and Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster
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  • August 18, 2021
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  • Avanti Frozen Foods has expanded its recall of various frozen cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp products that may be contaminated with salmonella.

    The more than two dozen products were sold under various brand names and distributed across the United States between November 2020 and May 2021, the

  • Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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  • August 17, 2021
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  • More than 59,000 pounds of frozen, raw, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken products linked with a multi-state salmonella outbreak have been recalled, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says.

    The products were produced Feb. 24 and Feb. 25, 2021, by Serenade Foods in Indiana and sold under the brand names Milford Valley, Dutch Farms and Kirkwood. A public health alert a...

    McCormick & Co. on Wednesday announced the recall of several of its popular seasonings because of potential salmonella contamination.

    Included in the recall are McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culina...

    Raising chickens in your backyard -- a popular trend during the COVID-19 pandemic -- holds risks that can come home to roost in an unwelcome way.

    It's already well known that poultry can spread the salmonella bacteria to human handlers. But chickens cooped up in backyards could also be breeding grounds for viruses that pose an even bigger public health threat, according to Sonia Hernandez...

    What next, 2020?

    In this year of surprising threats to public health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now investigating a pair of salmonella outbreaks among people who cuddled pet hedgehogs and bearded dragon lizards.

    No deaths have been reported in either outbreak but a dozen people have been hospitalized, the CDC said. In both cases, health official...

    With Thanksgiving but a week away, U.S. health officials want to be sure you don't get sick from any salmonella that might be lurking in your turkey.

    In a new report, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detail the tracking of a recent multistate outbreak of salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products.

    All told, 356 people were sic...

    Ground beef tainted with salmonella has led to 10 known infections across six states, including eight people so ill they had to be hospitalized, and one death.

    "Illnesses in this outbreak are more severe than expected for salmonella," the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement issued Friday.

    So far, infections have been reported in Colorado (3 ca...

    In a finding that suggests organic is best, a new study indicates that chickens raised without antibiotics may have fewer types of antibiotic-resistant salmonella than animals raised at factory farms.

    Salmonella is a common infection among poultry, so some large farms feed their chickens antibiotics to prevent the birds from getting sick, and to help them gain weight faster. But this...

    An antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella is sickening people who eat contaminated beef and unpasteurized soft Mexican cheese, U.S. health officials warned Thursday.

    First seen in 2017, this bacterial strain has already caused 255 Americans in 32 states to become ill, and many more cases are expected.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pinpointed the ...

    Many flies and flying insects in hospitals carry bacteria that could pose an infection risk to patients, and more than half of them carry the types that resist antibiotics, a new study says.

    British researchers used ultraviolet-light flytraps, electronic fly killers and sticky traps to collect nearly 20,000 flies, aphids, ants, wasps, bees and moths at seven hospitals in England over ...

    Ten more cases of salmonella linked to pet hedgehogs have been reported in the United States, bringing the total to 27, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The latest cases were reported in six states: California, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Oregon and Tennessee.

    Forty-two percent of those sickened are kids 12 years and younger, and two people h...

    Twenty-four new illnesses linked to an outbreak involving packaged melon distributed across 16 states were reported by U.S. health officials Wednesday.

    The outbreak now includes 117 cases of Salmonella Carrau illness, including 32 cases so severe the patients required hospitalization, although no deaths have been reported, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sai...

    Pre-cut, packaged melon distributed by major grocery chains across 16 states have been tied to an outbreak of salmonella illness, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday.

    The outbreak has so far involved 93 cases of Salmonella Carrau illness, including 23 cases so severe the patients required hospitalization, although no deaths have been reported, the FDA said in a ...

    They're tiny, furry and cute, but hedgehogs as pets can bring salmonella dangers, U.S. health officials warned on Friday.

    There have been 17 cases of the serious gastrointestinal infection across 11 states -- all linked to contact with hedgehogs, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    "Hedgehogs can carry salmonella germs in their droppings while a...

    They're cute, but cuddling a pet hedgehog could transmit potentially deadly salmonella, U.S. health officials warned Friday.

    As of Jan. 23, "11 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from eight states," according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Nobody has died, although one person needed to be hos...