food poisoning round-up

Food Poisoning Round-Up for the U.S.

It has been a while since we did a food poisoning round-up, so here is a quick overview of some of the major food scandals happening in the United States of America at the moment.

Norovirus hits the Republican National Convention in Cleveland

It has been recorded that at least 11 support team members that are working at the California delegation for Republican National Convention in Cleveland. This foodborne illness appears to be norovirus. There are two victims who are pregnant and required hospitalisation. Most of the victims became ill an hour after leaving the conference.

Oklahoma Food Recall

Bar-S Foods is recalling 372,684 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products for possible Listeria contamination. The meats involved in this scandal were produced on July 10, 11, 12, and 13 of 2016. The firm has not received test results for Listeria in its products. However, the recurring Listeria species issues at the firm and is removing the products as a precautionary measure.

Beans Recalled in Minnesota

Faribault Foods of Faribault, Minnesota is voluntarily recalling some 15-ounce cans of No-Salt-Added Black Beans because they may contain plastic and/or metal pieces. So far, no one has had serious injuries or adverse reactions to the products. The company thinks that the source of the plastic and/or metal was an ink pen that entered the product stream. One consumer reported finding a partial ink pen in one can.

We hope you enjoyed the quick food poisoning round-up for the States.

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