MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 240 people were brought to hospitals in the Philippine capital Wednesday with suspected food poisoning in an event celebrating the 90th birthday of former...
Food poisoning remains persistent problem, US report finds
NEW YORK (AP) — As recent illnesses tied to raw turkey , ground beef , cut melon and romaine lettuce suggest, U.S. food poisoning cases don't appear to be going away anytime soon.
Ground beef likely cause of 6-state food poisoning outbreak
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say ground beef is the likely source of a food poisoning outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in six states.
Emails show FDA worry after romaine outbreaks
NEW YORK (AP) — After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry's water testing...
Spanish court probes woman’s death after Michelin meal
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish magistrate has opened an investigation into whether there is a link between the death of a woman and a meal she ate at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Valencia where...
US officials declare end to outbreak from romaine lettuce
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are declaring an end to a food poisoning outbreak blamed on romaine lettuce from California.
From October to December, the E. coli outbreak sickened 62 people in 16 states. No one died, but 25 people were hospitalized. Illnesses were also reported in Canada.
Investigators concluded that romaine lettuce grown in central and northern California was the likely source. They found the same bacteria strain in a reservoir at a farm in Santa Barbara County.
State investigating possible food poisoning at steakhouse
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut public health officials are looking into a possible food poisoning outbreak at a Danbury steakhouse.
Danbury Health and Human Services Director Lisa Morrissey says health inspectors worked with staff at Barbarie's Black Angus Grill on Wednesday and Thursday to determine if there was some type of contamination that could have resulted in illness.
Suspected food poisoning kills 11 at Indian temple ceremony
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police on Saturday arrested three people after at least 11 died of suspected food poisoning following a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple in southern India.
Police officer Musharraf said that more than 130 sick people were recovering from poisoning in various hospitals in Chamarajnagar district of Karnataka state. The area is 180 kilometers (110 miles) south of Bangalore, the state capital.
10 die of suspected food poisoning at Indian temple ceremony
NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 10 people in southern India died Friday of suspected food poisoning after a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple, police said.
Another 32 people were hospitalized after they ate at the ceremony in Chamarajnagar district of Karnataka state, south of the state capital of Bangalore, said police officer Mahadev, who uses one name. Eight of those hospitalized were in critical condition, he said.
Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have traced a food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce to at least one farm in California.
But they cautioned Thursday that other farms are likely involved in the E. coli outbreak and consumers should continue checking the label before purchasing romaine lettuce.
Repeat outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety
NEW YORK (AP) — After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations.
Romaine calm: Lettuce warning looms over Thanksgiving dinner
NEW YORK (AP) — Avoid all romaine lettuce, but don't worry about your turkey.
With two food poisoning outbreaks making headlines before Thanksgiving, the messages about what's safe to eat can be hard to keep straight. Here's what you should know before you sit down for dinner.
Brunswick stew sickens people at church event
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Health officials say a Brunswick stew caused about 300 people to get sick at a church event in a North Carolina.
The Charlotte Observer reports bacteria poisoned people at a barbeque held earlier this month at Poplar Tent Presbyterian Church.
Health officials said cultures taken from the stew showed the presence of C. perfringens bacteria, which is a common cause of food poisoning and infection.
The Latest: 17 ill with food poisoning at California firm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on 17 people falling ill at a Southern California business (all times local):
Police say tainted spaghetti may have caused 17 people to fall ill at a Southern California business, including some who were taken to the hospital.
It happened Wednesday afternoon at the El Segundo office of ManTech International Corp., an information technology firm.
17 ill with food poisoning at Southern California business
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say 17 people at a Southern California business have fallen ill from apparent food poisoning and some were taken to hospitals.
It happened Wednesday afternoon at the El Segundo office of ManTech International Corp., an information technology firm.
KABC-TV reports that employees were having a catered luncheon when some began feeling ill. They complained of vomiting, nausea, dizziness and weakness.
Peruvian official: Food poisoning kills 9 funeral goers
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Authorities in Peru say at least nine people have died from food poisoning following a funeral ceremony.
Health officials said Tuesday that another 20 people were hospitalized with stomach pains and vomiting after a wake the previous day in the Ayacucho region of south-central Peru.
Regional health director Jhon Tinco tells a local radio station that the victims reported eating a meat dish and consuming a drink of fermented corn called Chicha.
Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to tainted irrigation canal
NEW YORK (AP) — Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Thursday.
About 200 people were sickened in the E. coli outbreak and five people died. The outbreak, which started in the spring, is now over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
ROME (AP) — The mayor of the Adriatic city of Pescara has suspended the public school lunch service as a precaution after some 80 children and half a dozen teachers were treated at hospital emergency rooms over the weekend for intestinal cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.
5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak
NEW YORK (AP) — Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five.
Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The growing season there ended six weeks ago, and it's unlikely any tainted lettuce is still in stores or people's homes, given its short shelf life. But there can be a lag in reporting, and reports of illnesses have continued to come in.
PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials say nearly two dozen more cases of a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Arizona have been reported.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that the total number of people sickened by a strain of E. coli is now 172 across 32 states.
At least 75 people have been hospitalized, including 20 with kidney failure. One death was in California.
Romaine lettuce outbreak update: 149 sick in 29 states
NEW YORK (AP) — Four more states are reporting illnesses in a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its numbers on the outbreak Wednesday, revealing that 149 people in 29 states had gotten sick.
It's unclear if new illness are still occurring. There's a lag in reporting, and the most recent illness began two weeks ago.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota has its first documented case of E. coli associated with a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.
The Health Department says another possible case in the state is being investigated.
Federal health officials have said there are reports of more than 120 people getting sick in more than two dozen states. At least 52 people have been hospitalized, including 14 with kidney failure. The first death was reported earlier this week, in California.
Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Largest In A Decade
1st death reported in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak
NEW YORK (AP) — The first death has been reported in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.
The death was reported in California, but state and federal health officials did not provide any other details.
Romaine lettuce outbreak update: 98 people sick in 22 states
NEW YORK (AP) — A nasty strain of bacteria that can cause severe illness is what's driving a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Friday.
The government now has reports of 98 people who got sick in 22 states. Forty-six people have been hospitalized, including 10 with kidney failure, which is an unusually high number of hospitalizations.
Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches
ATLANTA (AP) — Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food.
The genetic analysis is being used to bolster investigations and — in some cases — connect the dots between what were once seemingly unrelated illnesses. It also is uncovering previously unfathomed sources of food poisoning, including one outbreak from apples dipped in caramel.
Genetic Sleuthing Helps Food Poisoning Searches
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno-area smoke shop has pulled a herbal supplement from its shelves after health officials linked a case of food poisoning to the ingredient kratom.
The health district confirmed Tuesday one Washoe County case of salmonella has been linked to a kratom product tied to more than 100 cases of food-borne illness this year in 38 states including Nevada.
Second bacterium found in Louisiana mass food poisoning
COLUMBIA, La. (AP) — Louisiana health officials say a second bacterium apparently contributed to the mass food poisoning that may have killed one person and apparently sickened more than 100 people who ate at a fundraiser.
When Kim Bonifield arrived at Canonsburg Hospital in August 2016, she thought she was suffering from food poisoning. Little did she know that it would take weeks for a diligent team of doctors at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, to reach a rare and startling diagnosis: heart cancer."On Aug. 18, my daughter and I had gone to New Kensington for a funeral, and we stopped late at a fast-food restaurant," recalled Bonifield, 51, a bus driver for Canon-McMillan School District."When I woke up...
German police seek suspected food poisoning blackmailer
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they're seeking one or more people who threatened to poison food sold by German companies unless they're paid millions of euros (dollars).
Food poisoning takes Makwala out of 200 at track worlds
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the world track championships (all times local):
Some athletes at the world championships staying at an official hotel have become ill.
The local organizing committee says there have been "a number of cases of gastroenteritis" reported by some teams.
Botswanan runner Isaac Makwala, who withdrew from his opening heat in the 200 meters, wrote on his Facebook page that he has food poisoning. He said other athletes were also affected.
Stamford restaurant faces food poisoning complaints
STAMFORD — A downtown restaurant is under investigation after at least five people complained of becoming sick since eating at the Main Street establishment.
Tim Noia, a city health inspector, said the department received five complaints from people who said they got sick after eating at Layla’s Falafel last Wednesday.
Noia said three of the complaints came from a group of people who ate together. He said the other two were individual complaints.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's main opposition candidate has been briefly hospitalized for dehydration after being checked for suspected food poisoning less than a month before the general election.
Raila Odinga has been discharged from a hospital in No. 2 city Mombasa and he arrived early Monday in the capital, Nairobi, on a medical plane, according to his spokesman, Salim Lone.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's leading opposition leader, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, was taken to the hospital with suspected food poisoning Sunday.
A spokesman for the politician, Salim Lone, said Odinga was being checked after he felt "slightly unwell," adding that "there is absolutely no reason for anyone to worry" about his health.
Making his fourth attempt to win Kenya's presidency, Odinga is viewed as President Uhuru Kenyatta's closest challenger in next month's election.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — State health officials say 80 people who became ill after attending a rodeo in western Colorado had food poisoning.
The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports https://goo.gl/DFoMs6 samples sent to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment tested positive for Clostridium perfringens, a leading cause of foodborne illness.
The complaints were tied to the June 5 Rifle Rodeo.
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish prosecutor says 731 soldiers at a western base were sent to the hospital with food poisoning and 21 people from the company that provided the food have been detained.
Akif Celattin Simsek, the lead prosecutor in Manisa province, said Sunday an investigation was launched with samples taken from the affected soldiers, the food and the water. None of those hospitalized late Saturday was in critical condition.
Iraq: Food poisoning strikes hundreds at camp for displaced
HASSAN SHAM U2 CAMP, Iraq (AP) — Food poisoning at a camp for displaced residents of Mosul has made more than 700 people sick, with hundreds hospitalized, Iraqi officials said Tuesday.
The incident at the Hassan Sham U2 camp, about 20 kilometers (13 miles) east of Mosul, has become part of the ongoing dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Saudi media accused a Qatari charity of supplying tainted food to the residents of the desert camp.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some 20 teachers at a Los Angeles elementary school have come down with suspected food poisoning after a teacher appreciation luncheon.
KABC-TV says (http://bit.ly/2p2zBH2) teachers called in sick Thursday at Vintage Magnet Elementary School in North Hills. Substitutes were brought in to teach class.
The illnesses came two days after a buffet lunch catered by a local Hawaiian restaurant. The Tiki-themed event featured meats, rice and macaroni salad.
Led by Hayward, Utah Jazz moving on to new playoff turf
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The only thing stopping Gordon Hayward in the playoffs was a case of food poisoning.
Utah's All-Star forward averaged 23.7 points — breaking out for a career-high 40 in Game 3 — over seven games to propel the Jazz into the second round of the playoffs with a 104-91 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.
Each year, millions of people in the United States get sick from contaminated food. Symptoms of food poisoning include upset stomach, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and dehydration. Symptoms may range from mild to severe and are often dismissed as “a touch of the flu.” To improve your chances of avoiding food poisoning, make sure to follow these tips.
Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government's latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list.
The report counts cases in only 10 states for nine of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends.
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian health officials say 223 factory workers in an industrial zone near the western town of Gostivar were hospitalized for food poisoning.
The symptoms emerged early Friday after the night shift ate meals of pasta and meat. Sufferers were taken to hospitals in Gostivar and nearby Tetovo.
Florin Besimi, the manager of Tetovo's hospital where 183 workers were treated, said only one required further medical monitoring. The others were released.
Egypt suspends school lunches after mass food poisoning
CAIRO (AP) — An outbreak of food poisoning has sickened thousands of Egyptian schoolchildren this month, figures showed Thursday, sending parents rushing to hospitals and leading the Education Ministry to temporarily suspend its school lunch program.
Over 400 students fall ill of Egypt army’s school meals
CAIRO (AP) — At least 435 students fell ill of suspected food poisoning in public schools across Egypt on Tuesday and Wednesday after consuming government-issued school meals, health officials said.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Health Ministry says hundreds of schoolchildren have been admitted to hospital in a suspected mass food poisoning this week.
The ministry says the outbreak involved 2,262 children in eight schools in the southern province of Sohag. They developed symptoms after eating school meals provided as part of a government food program for schoolchildren.
Study finds new bacterial strain can contaminate shellfish
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Scientists studying oysters along the Atlantic Coast have discovered a critical clue to understanding why more seafood lovers are getting sick from eating shellfish.
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found a new strain of the bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus, the world's leading culprit of contamination in shellfish that, when eaten, causes diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, people have died from contracting lethal septicemia.