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This Popular Food Has Made People Sick in 7 States, CDC Says

When you're looking in your fridge for something to make for dinner, you likely consider factors like prep time, nutrition , and whether or not your leftovers can really withstand another go in the microwave. However, if you're preparing a salad or other dishes that call for spinach, you may want to ask yourself another question: is this likely to make me seriously ill ? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Josie's Organics baby spinach has been linked to multiple cases of E. coli -related illness. At the time of the CDC's Nov. 15 announcement , 10 people in Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, ad South Dakota had become sick with E. coli infections, five of whom reported eating spinach prior to falling ill, and one of whom had specifically reported eating spinach from Josie's Organics. Two people have been hospitalized thus far; there have been no deaths associated with the outbreak. RELATED: Costco Members Have Re

At Least 21 People Are Sick After Eating This Trader Joe's Item, CDC Says

Twenty-one people have been confirmed sick from Salmonella after eating Citterio brand salami sticks , according to a food safety warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The salami sticks are commonly sold in Trader Joe's and Wegmans grocery stores but they may be in other retailers as well. Related:  Onions From These Popular Brands Are Being Recalled After 200 People Were Hospitalized So far, the illnesses span across eight states : California, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and Kansas. Six people have been hospitalized since the outbreak began in September. However, the CDC warned that the true number of people impacted is likely higher because many people recover from Salmonella without medical intervention and never get tested. The CDC connected the outbreak to Citterio brand salami sticks after interviewing people confirmed sick with Salmonella . Of the 15 people interviewed, all but one reported having consumed

This Is The #1 Most Surprising Source of Food Poisoning, CDC Says

When food poisoning strikes, it usually strikes hard and fast—taking you off your feet for at least 24 hours, and in some cases, can lead to a life-threatening illness. According to the CDC , 1 in 6 Americans get sick from contaminated food or beverages and 3,000 die from foodborne illness each year. In the past, people predominantly considered eggs and raw meat the main offenders of food poisoning. But, in recent years, that's changed as developments in production methods and widespread distribution are bringing about other culprits. Turns out, vegetables and fruits have become more likely to be contaminated as they move through the supply chain, according to the CDC . For instance, kale and parsley are two products that have recently been recalled due to the presence of listeria and E coli . What's more, the same developments in distribution mean a single bad batch of food can make people sick in wide-reaching areas of the country—and sometimes, all over the world. The

This Pantry Staple Caused an E. Coli Outbreak, CDC Says

Americans have been warned not to eat raw cake batter as officials probe a multistate outbreak of E. coli that has been linked to cake mix. According to an investigation notice posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 16 people in 12 states have reported being infected with the same strain of E. coli  between Feb. 26 and June 21, 2021. The ongoing probe has revealed that six of the individuals reported "tasting or eating raw cake batter made from a variety of cake mixes." As of yet, no individual brand has been linked to the outbreak. Related: The One Vitamin Doctors Are Urging Everyone to Take Right Now The sick individuals were all women, who ranged in age from two to 73 years old, with a median age of 13. Seven people were subsequently hospitalized, and one developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure. The CDC suggests that the number of illnesses in this outbreak may be much higher than the number of cases reported th

This Popular Aldi Chicken Caused a Food Poisoning Outbreak in 6 States, CDC Says

An important note for grocery shoppers around the country: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published an investigation notice after 17 individuals in six states have fallen ill, apparently from eating a variety of popular supermarket chicken products. We have the details. This week, the CDC advised that 17 individuals throughout Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and New York had become sick between February 21 and May 7 of this year. It's reported that eight of those were hospitalized, while the CDC also states: "Recent illnesses may not yet be reported as it usually takes 2 to 4 weeks to determine if a sick person is part of an outbreak. The true number of sick people in an outbreak is also likely much higher than the number reported. This is because many people recover without medical care and are not tested for Salmonella ." RELATED:  Costco Foods You Should Always Avoid, According to Nutritionists The CDC has stated: "State a