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Lightning Safety

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:58
Summer is thunderstorm season and June is Lightning Safety Month. Learn how to protect you and your loved ones during a thunderstorm. Being outside when lightning is present is not something to take lightly-ever. The weather forecast calls for a slight chance of thunderstorms, but you can only see a few fluffy white clouds overhead. So you and your tennis partner grab your racquets and balls and head for the tennis court. You spend a few minutes warming up and then—wait! Is that thunder you hear? Was that a lightning flash? What do you do? Keep playing until the thunder

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Vegetable Trays in a Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora Illnesses in Select Retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, Because of Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 12:44
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. ("Del Monte Fresh") announced today, the voluntary recall of a limited quantity of 6 oz., 12 oz. and 28 oz. vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip sold to select retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Del Monte was notified by state agencies of the outbreak and its potential involvement.

Winter Sausage Manufacturing Co. Recalls Poultry and Meat Products due to Misbranding

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 00:00
Winter Sausage Manufacturing Co, an Eastpointe, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 28,346 pounds of poultry, pork, and beef products due to misbranding.

Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal Due to Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:40
Kellogg Company today announced it is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg's® Honey Smacks® cereal (with code dates listed below) because these products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall.

Venda Ravioli, Inc. Recalls Meat and Poultry Pasta Products Produced without Benefit of Inspection

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 22:00
Venda Ravioli, Inc., a Providence, R.I. establishment, is recalling approximately 738 pounds of frozen meat ravioli products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection while the establishment was under suspension.

World Variety Produce, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Spicy Edamame Because Of Undeclared Allergens

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 21:46
World Variety Produce, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling Spicy Edamame 7oz, because it contains the undeclared shellfish/crustacean allergen "Oyster Extract" ingredient within the spicy sauce packet. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

HF Food Distributors Recalls Pork Products Produced without Benefit of Inspection

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 21:00
HF Food Distributors, a Orocovis, Puerto Rico establishment, is recalling approximately 142 pounds of sliced cooked ham products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

J Bar B Foods Recalls Beef Sausage Products due to Adulterated and Misbranded Ingredient

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 02:00
J Bar B Foods, a Waelder, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 410,985 pounds of beef brisket smoked sausage products due to an adulterated and misbranded ingredient.

Health Alert Network (HAN) No, 412 - Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Infections among Persons Who Use Drugs and Persons Experiencing Homelessness

CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:00
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments are investigating hepatitis A outbreaks in multiple states among persons reporting drug use and/or homelessness and their contacts. This Health Alert Network (HAN) Advisory alerts public health departments, healthcare facilities, and programs providing services to affected populations about these outbreaks of hepatitis A infections and provides guidance to assist in identifying and preventing new infections.

Health Alert Network (HAN) No, 412 - Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Infections among Persons Who Use Drugs and Persons Experiencing Homelessness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments are investigating hepatitis A outbreaks in multiple states among persons reporting drug use and/or homelessness and their contacts. This Health Alert Network (HAN) Advisory alerts public health departments, healthcare facilities, and programs providing services to affected populations about these outbreaks of hepatitis A infections and provides guidance to assist in identifying and preventing new infections.
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Caito Foods, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Melon Products Because of Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 16:00
Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Breaded Chicken Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 21:00
Tyson Foods Inc., a North Little Rock, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,120 pounds of frozen breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically blue and clear soft plastic.

Venda Ravioli, Inc. Recalls Meat Ravioli Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 19:00
Venda Ravioli, Inc., a Providence, R.I. establishment, is recalling approximately 672 pounds of frozen meat ravioli products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 411 - Update - CDC Recommendations for Managing and Reporting Shigella Infections with Possible Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin

CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 07:00
This Health Alert Network (HAN) Update provides current recommendations on management and reporting of Shigella infections that have been treated with ciprofloxacin or azithromycin and resulted in possible clinical treatment failure. This is a follow-up to HAN 401: CDC Recommendations for Diagnosing and Managing Shigella Strains with Possible Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin (https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00401.asp).

Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 411 - Update - CDC Recommendations for Managing and Reporting Shigella Infections with Possible Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin

This Health Alert Network (HAN) Update provides current recommendations on management and reporting of Shigella infections that have been treated with ciprofloxacin or azithromycin and resulted in possible clinical treatment failure. This is a follow-up to HAN 401: CDC Recommendations for Diagnosing and Managing Shigella Strains with Possible Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin (https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00401.asp).
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Shearer's Foods, LLC Issues an Allergy Alert for Undeclared Milk in Meijer Brand Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:44
Shearer's Foods, LLC of Massillon, OH is recalling Meijer brand 9.5 ounce packages of Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared milk. People who are allergic to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Goodman Food Products Recalls Fully Cooked Ground Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 22:20
Goodman Food Products, Texas, Inc., a Mansfield, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 34,400 pounds of fully cooked ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

Public Health Matters Blog - 5 Communication Lessons Learned from Hurricane Maria

When Category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, CDC assembled a team of experienced communicators who were flexible, bilingual, and culturally sensitive communicators. This group of experts prepared to deploy to Puerto Rico on short notice to support the communication needs of the Puerto Rico Health Department. I was asked to lead content development, and as a native Puerto Rican I did not hesitate to go home and help in any way I could.
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Supermercado Selectos Recalls Raw, Frozen Meat and Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

CDC Food Safety - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 18:50
Supermercado Selectos, a San Sebastián, Puerto Rico firm, is recalling an undetermined amount of various raw, frozen beef, pork and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

Sanders Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in Fudge Mini Bites

CDC Food Safety - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 02:53
Sanders announced today that it is recalling its 3.75oz Milk Chocolate Covered Fudge Mini Bites because they may contain undeclared almonds. People who have allergies to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

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