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Man 'Rotted From the Inside Out' After Gecko Dare

Australia's David Dowell may or may not have eaten the reptile

(Newser) - The family of an Australian father of three who died in December says he "basically rotted from the inside out" after reportedly eating a gecko on a dare. David Dowell of Brisbane at first thought he was hungover when he didn't feel well a day after a Dec.... More »

39 Tons of Ground Turkey Recalled

Butterball meat affected after salmonella cases are reported

(Newser) - Butterball LLC issued a voluntarily recall of more than 78,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products nationwide Thursday as Wisconsin health officials investigate four salmonella cases in the state. The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said the prepackaged ground turkey was produced on July... More »

CDC Officially Warns Against Kissing, Snuggling Hedgehogs

Due to a recent salmonella outbreak

(Newser) - "Don't kiss or snuggle hedgehogs." That's the official warning from the CDC due to a salmonella outbreak, the New York Times reports. Eleven people across eight states have all been infected with the same strain of the bacteria, and 10 of those people said they'd... More »

164K Pounds of Turkey Recalled Amid Outbreak

Jennie-O pulls products off the shelves

(Newser) - Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, Inc. is recalling 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey amid a wider salmonella outbreak that's sickened 216 people since November 2017, CNN reports. The USDA announced the recall Friday as the CDC reported 52 new cases of illness linked to the salmonella. The outbreak... More »

USDA Recall: 91K Pounds of Jennie-O Ground Turkey

Meat may be tied to 35-state salmonella outbreak

(Newser) - If you're planning on scarfing down turkey on Thanksgiving, you may want to stick with the traditional full bird instead of the ground variety. KHOU reports Jennie-O has recalled more than 91,000 pounds of raw ground turkey shipped to stores around the US, and the USDA notes it'... More »

Don't Lick That Spoon: 2.4M Boxes of Cake Mix Recalled

Over salmonella fears

(Newser) - You might want to think twice before licking the bowl where you mixed your cake batter. Some 2.4 million boxes of Duncan Hines cake mix have been recalled due to a risk of salmonella poisoning, USA Today reports. The FDA and the CDC are investigating a salmonella outbreak in... More »

6.5 Million Pounds of Beef Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak

At least 57 have been sickened

(Newser) - More than 6.5 million pounds of ground beef and beef patties have been recalled due to a salmonella outbreak that has so far sickened at least 57 people from 16 states, the USDA announced Thursday. The affected beef comes from Arizona-based meat producer JBS Tolleson, Inc., and was packaged... More »

'Healthy' Couple's Death Gets a Little Clearer

John and Susan Cooper suddenly got sick and died at Egyptian hotel

(Newser) - A British couple that died unexpectedly at an Egyptian hotel may have fallen victim to severe food poisoning, the Sun reports. To recap: John Cooper and his wife Susan Cooper, both in their 60s and described as "fit and healthy," died Tuesday while vacationing at the Steigenberger Aqua... More »

Taco Bell Cheese Dip, Goldfish Crackers Recalled

Over botulism fears and salmonella fears, respectively

(Newser) - If you've got Taco Bell "Salsa Con Queso" mild cheese dip in your house, you might have to toss it. Kraft Heinz has issued a voluntary recall for about 7,000 cases of the dip due to signs of product separation that could allow for the growth of... More »

16 Ritz Products Recalled Over Salmonella Risk

Those pulled include certain varieties of Ritz Bits

(Newser) - Mondelez Global says it's voluntarily recalling some of its Ritz Cracker products over potential risk of salmonella. The company is recalling 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products in the US. See the full list here , including the expiration dates. The products contain whey powder, which... More »

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 »

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