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You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks

Despite salmonella recall, boxes still being sold; 100 people now sickened across US

(Newser) - The number of people with salmonella linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal has grown to 100 across the US, prompting the CDC to issue a blunt warning via tweet : "Do not eat this cereal." The company voluntarily recalled the cereal last month, but the FDA says it'... More »

73 Salmonella Cases Linked to Kellogg's Cereal

Company recalling boxes of Honey Smacks as it investigates

(Newser) - Kellogg's is recalling boxes of its Honey Smacks cereal, identified as the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that's hit 73 people in 31 states since March. Of those, 24 had been hospitalized as of May 28, when the last known case was reported. Most have occurred in... More »

Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 60 People

Pre-cut melons are blamed for illness across several states

(Newser) - If there's pre-cut melon in your fridge, take care: A salmonella outbreak has been linked to such melons across several states, the CDC says. At least 60 are sick in all, including 32 in Michigan, 11 in Indiana, six in Illinois, and one in Missouri, reports CNN . The melon... More »

200M Eggs Recalled Amid Salmonella Fears

It's the biggest US recall since 2010

(Newser) - Double-check your eggs—there's a massive egg recall in progress over salmonella fears, USA Today reports. A farm in Seymour, Indiana, is recalling over 200 million eggs amid an FDA report that 22 people have been sickened. The eggs have reached restaurants and retail stores in West Virginia, Virginia,... More »

In a Big First, FDA Issues Mandatory Recall of Kratom

Recalls kratom products due to salmonella outbreak

(Newser) - A Las Vegas company was ordered to pull its herbal supplements off the market because some of its products tested positive for salmonella, part of a nationwide outbreak linked to the ingredient kratom. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it took the rare step of ordering the recall... More »

Has a Centuries-Old Aztec Mystery Been Solved?

An epidemic that killed millions could have been due to salmonella, per a new study

(Newser) - Can the teeth of 10 people solve a centuries-old mystery? According to a study published Monday in Nature Ecology and Evolution , perhaps. Its authors suggest that an epidemic that killed as many as 17 million people over the course of two outbreaks in the 16th century and had a hand... More »

Backyard Chickens Are Getting People Sick Again

CDC reports nearly 400 salmonella cases across the US

(Newser) - The CDC is investigating eight separate multi-state outbreaks of salmonella that have sickened nearly 400 people across the country. The cause, however, isn't an unsanitary factory. Instead, blame backyard chickens, or at least owners who underestimate the risk of getting too close, reports the Fresno Bee . The growing popularity... More »

Did Salmonella Bring Down the Aztecs?

Scientists present the first genetic evidence of the pathogen

(Newser) - In modern times, a strain of salmonella called Paratyphi C. causes a typhus-like outbreak called enteric fever that can kill as many as 15% of those it infects, mostly in developing countries. Now, evolutionary geneticists think this strain of salmonella could be what sickened and killed millions of natives in... More »

Company Hit With Record Food Safety Fine

Peanut butter sickened hundreds a decade ago

(Newser) - A decade after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating Peter Pan peanut butter contaminated with salmonella, the company that sold it paid with an embarrassing courtroom guilty plea and an agreement to pay the largest criminal fine ever in a US food safety case. The president of a ConAgra... More »

First the Bride Lost Her Ring. Then Came the Salmonella

More than half of their 150 guests fell ill, and 22 were hospitalized

(Newser) - Things weren't looking good on the eve of their wedding. Alabama couple Desiree and Martez Cole had to have a heart-to-heart conversation about how material things aren't what really matter after Desiree's wedding ring slipped off during a walk along the harbor and fell into the Tennessee... More »

Biggest Bioterror Attack in US Was All About an Election

It was a dry-run in the lead-up to Election 1984

(Newser) - If the run-up to Election 2016 has given you agita, take comfort in that fact that it could have been worse: It was literally sickening back in 1984. Writing for Gizmodo , Matt Novak digs into the story of what he frames as the "single largest bioterrorism attack on US... More »

People Are Getting Sick From Kissing Their Chickens

Stop treating them like dogs or cats, CDC warns

(Newser) - Backyard chicken-keeping is on the rise, and the CDC now finds it necessary to warn people that puckering up to poultry is a big no-no. The warning comes via a study on the rise in salmonella outbreaks that found many urban chicken-keepers treat the animals as if they were pets.... More »

Chipotle Employees Will Now Get Paid Sick Leave

Even clouds made of E. coli and salmonella have silver linings

(Newser) - It looks like one good thing might come out of the various Chipotle outbreaks that sickened dozens of people across nine states at the tail end of 2015. Consumerist reports the restaurant chain will announce paid sick leave for employees during a company-wide meeting in February. The idea is that... More »

Ex Peanut Exec Gets 28 Years for Salmonella Outbreak

Stewart Parnell apologized to victims

(Newser) - A former peanut company executive was sentenced today to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest punishment ever handed out to a producer in a foodborne illness case. The outbreak in 2008 and 2009 killed nine Americans and sickened hundreds more, and triggered... More »

Peanut Exec Could Get 803-Year Sentence Today

Parnell knowingly sold tainted peanut butter

(Newser) - Three words helped seal the prosecution's case against former peanut company boss Stewart Parnell—and they may send him to prison for the rest of his life. "Just ship it," wrote Parnell in 2007 to a plant manager worried about tainted products, CNN reports. A subsequent salmonella... More »

Cucumbers Suspected in Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

One person has been killed and 285 others sickened since July

(Newser) - Salmonella-tainted cucumbers are believed to be responsible for killing a 99-year-old San Diego woman and sickening 285 other people across 27 states over the past two months. Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce of San Diego yesterday voluntarily recalled its "Limited Edition" brand garden cucumbers, which were grown in Mexico.... More »

Don't Wash Your Spinach? You May Not Want to Read This

Even if you do wash, bad news for you

(Newser) - If you don't wash the pre-washed spinach you buy from the store, you may want to stop reading. Actually, even if you do wash your spinach, you still may want to stop here. According to new findings by food safety researchers out of the University of California, Riverside , bacteria... More »

Peanut Exec Faces 'Absurd' Sentence Over Salmonella

Prosecutors want him locked up for life

(Newser) - Federal court officers are recommending a life sentence for a peanut executive convicted in a salmonella-poisoning case. Former Peanut Corporation of American owner Stewart Parnell was convicted last fall of selling truckloads of peanut butter from his southwest Georgia plant to food processors even after they tested positive for salmonella.... More »

Sushi Linked to 9-State Salmonella Outbreak

Dozens sick after eating raw tuna

(Newser) - A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials say. Most of the cases—31—are in California, according to state officials. Other affected states include Arizona, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Ten people have been hospitalized... More »

No. 1 Source of Salmonella Cases: Not Meat

In fact, seeded veggies are the worst culprit, feds find

(Newser) - Salmonella might be an illness you think about when you're tempted to eat cookie dough ; it's probably not something that worries you when picking out zucchini. But in fact, seeded vegetables were the top source of salmonella illnesses in a federal food study that focused on the years... More »

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