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Recalls and Outbreaks
Hepatitis A Found in Frozen Tuna Prompts Nationwide Recall
The Daily Meal | June 5, 2017
A Hepatitis A scare has prompted a massive recall of frozen tuna distributed to restaurants and grocery stores around the country. The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning after Hilo Fish Company began recalling tuna sourced from Sustainable Seafood Company and Santa Cruz Seafood Inc. in mid-May. Although no illnesses have been discovered, the FDA is recommending that any unvaccinated person who consumed possibly contaminated tuna in the past two weeks seek medical attention.Read Story
Botulism toxin confirmed in Gehl’s cheese sauce; no recall | Food Safety News
Health officials have confirmed that cheese sauce sold at a gas station in California was contaminated with the same type of botulism toxin as victims of a deadly outbreak, but there are no plans for a recall.
Although the California Department of Public Health did not name the brand of the cheese sauce, an inspector from the Sacramento County Health Department reported impounding “four bags of Gehls (sic) cheese sauce” from the Valley Oak Food & Fuel gas station in Walnut Grove, CA, on May 8.Read Story
Nearly 1,000 sick with norovirus at 32 schools in northern California’s Yolo County
YAHOO! News | May 2016
Nearly 1,000 students, teachers and staff in 32 schools in northern California’s Yolo County have contracted the gastrointestinal illness norovirus, the county announced Friday.
Norovirus GI illness is on the rise in Yolo County. Take precautions to avoid and prevent the spread: https://t.co/FepPON7OxERead Story