CDC and Food Safety: Handle Eggs Safely to Keep Family Healthy

April 18, 2019

Handle Eggs Safely to Keep Family Healthy

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Eggs are one of nature’s most nutritious and economical foods, but you must take care when handling and preparing fresh eggs and egg products. The inside of eggs that appear normal can contain a germ called Salmonella that can make you sick, especially if you eat raw or lightly cooked eggs. Eggs are safe when you cook and handle them properly. Read CDC’s feature on eggs, also in Spanish, to reduce your risk of getting sick.

Outbreak of E. coli Linked to Ground Beef

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CDC is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and several states to investigate an E. coli O103 outbreak linked to ground beef. Six states have reported 109 illnessesNo common supplier, distributor, or brand of ground beef has been identified. The investigation is ongoing.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pre-cut Melons

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CDC is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and several states to investigate an outbreak of 93 Salmonella Carrau illnesses in nine states. The outbreak is linked to pre-cut melons supplied by Caito Foods, LLC. Consumers, retailers, and restaurants are advised not to eat, serve or sell recalled pre-cut melon and fruit medley products supplied by Caito. The investigation is ongoing.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Frozen, Raw Tuna

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CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to frozen, raw ground tuna supplied by Jensen Tuna Inc. Restaurants and retailers should not sell or serve recalled frozen, raw ground tuna from Jensen Tuna Inc.

Multistate Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Deli-Sliced Products

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CDC, several states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service are investigating an outbreak of eight Listeria infections linked to deli-sliced meats and cheeses in four states. CDC is not advising that people avoid products prepared at delis, unless they are in a high-risk group.

Pregnant women and their newborns, adults age 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems should avoid eating lunch meats, cold cuts, or other deli meats, unless they are heated to an internal temperature of 165°F or until steaming hot just before serving. A single, common supplier of deli products has not been identified. The investigation is ongoing.

CDC Website Offers Updated Food Recall Info

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CDC’s food safety website has a new tool that provides updated, at-a-glance information on food recalls from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Click within the widget for more information on each recall, including links to full recall notices on agency websites. Scroll through the widget to see information on older recalls. You can embed the free widget on your website to share food recall information. Just click on the widget’s embed button to get the code.