A salmonella infection can cause vomiting and stomach cramping, among other symptoms. Grocery store giant Whole Foods announced a voluntary recall of multiple prepared foods that contain baby spinach, citing concerns they could be contaminated with salmonella. At least eight states -- Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island -- are affected by the recall, which includes salads, sandwiches, pizza and wraps, among other food items. In total, more than 50 prepared food items are subject to the recall. "Additionally, consumers who purchased items containing baby spinach from the salad bars or hot bars at Whole Foods Market locations in these states should discard items purchased through January 23, 2019," a statement posted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website reads.
At least 11 people across eight states have been sickened so far, the CDC said. At least 11 people in eight states have been affected by a salmonella outbreak that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says is likely linked to pet hedgehogs. The CDC announced Friday that "epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that contact with pet hedgehogs is the likely source of this outbreak," and noted that 10 out of the 11 people who have been sickened with Salmonella Typhimurium told the federal health agency that they had contact with a hedgehog before becoming ill. At least one person has been hospitalized in relation to the outbreak but no deaths have been reported at this time. As of Jan. 23, the states that have been affected by the outbreak include Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming.
The label did not include milk as an ingredient. A potentially serious labeling error has caused Perdue Foods to recall more than 16,000 pounds of chicken nuggets. The recall was announced after a retail store notified Perdue that the label on the back of the "Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets" neglects to inform consumers the product contains milk, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday. The current label only says the nuggets contain wheat. Retailers in Washington, D.C., and in 13 states -- Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia -- have been affected by the recall.
A multi-state outbreak of salmonella could possibly be linked to the consumption of pre-cut melons purchased at grocery stores, health officials said Thursday. Kroger announced Friday that it is recalling its pre-cut cantaloupe, pre-cut watermelon and pre-cut melon mixes in Indiana and Michigan stores. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said at least 60 people got sick, including six in Illinois. Thirty-one people have been hospitalized due to illness associated with the infection but no deaths have been reported so far. Most people who have been infected with Salmonella Adelaide bought pre-cut melon, including fruit salad mixes with melon, at Walmart or Kroger stores in the Midwest.