• New outbreak of infections from Cyclospora parasite added to FDA's investigations list

    7 days ago - By Food Safety

    Federal officials are investigating a new outbreak of infections from the Cyclospora parasite, but little information is available.
    The Food and Drug Administration reports that it has begun traceback efforts in relation to the outbreak, but the agency has not revealed what food or foods are being traced. As of Aug. 3, there were 6 confirmed patients in the outbreak. The FDA did not release the patients' age range or states of residence.
    In another Cyclospora outbreak the number of patients has increased to 60, up from 51 a week ago. The FDA has begun sample collection and analysis but has...
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  • More illnesses reported in outbreak linked to Big Olaf ice cream; investigation ongoing

    More illnesses reported in outbreak linked to Big Olaf ice cream; investigation ongoing

    7 days ago - By Food Safety

    The patient toll continues to increase in an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections traced to Big Olaf ice cream.
    There are now 25 confirmed patients in the outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Manufactured in Florida and originally thought to only be sold in that state, the agency is reporting that the ice cream was also sold to a location in Fredericksburg, OH.
    One patient has died and a pregnant woman miscarried after eating the ice cream. Of the 25 patients, 24 have required hospitalization. Sick people have been reported in 11 different...
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