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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Imported Cucumbers

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention made an announcement yesterday of a recent Salmonella outbreak possibly caused by infected cucumbers supplied by Daniel Cardenas Izabal and Miracle Greenhouse of Culiacán, Mexico and distributed by Tricar Sales, Inc. of Rio Rico, Arizona. 73 cases have been reported across 18 states and of these identified cases, 27% have lead to hospitalization with no reported deaths. The CDC is working with the Food and Drug Administration as well as local state officials to identify additional cases and bring awareness to communities. The CDC strongly encourages consumers to take precaution to minimize the risk associated with infected produce. Further information regarding food safety and Salmonella information can be found on the CDC’s main website. What precautions do you advise to patients when they purchase produce? How do you keep patients informed on new infectious disease outbreaks?

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Does Your Supplement Contain Salmonella?

Botanical Laboratories Inc. and FDA announced the recall of Wellesse Digestive 3 in 1 Health liquid dietary supplement. A supplier of one of the ingredients admitted the possibility of salmonella contamination. Children, elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk! To find out more about the signs and symptoms and the lot numbers of the potentially contaminated products visit FDA Drug Recall.  How do you educate your patients about the importance of controlling supplement quality?