Food Safety News - July 7, 2018 INFOSAN reports frozen strawberries, pomegranate caused Hep A outbreaks in 2Q

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INFOSAN reports frozen strawberries, pomegranate caused Hep A outbreaks in 2Q

By Joe Whitworth

Two outbreaks of Hepatitis A virus infections associated with packed frozen strawberries and frozen pomegranate arils occurred during the second quarter of this year, according to international food safety statistics. The International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN), which is managed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO), detailed the Hepatitis A outbreaks... Continue Reading

Two sets of children stricken with two strains of E. coli O157 in Tennessee outbreak

By News Desk

Tennessee’s Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is wrapping up an investigation into a rare cluster of Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157 infections where two pairs of children were positive for two different strains of the pathogen. Fifteen confirmed cases of E. coli O157 were reported to KCHD recently. All cases involved children—nine were hospitalized, and... Continue Reading

Two dozen more confirmed in parasite outbreak linked to Del Monte

By News Desk

Lab tests have confirmed more than two dozen additional people who ate items from Del Monte pre-cut vegetable trays are infected with Cyclospora parasites. Overall, seven have been hospitalized. The total as of July 5 stood at 212 infected people across four states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A week earlier... Continue Reading

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