FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Linked to Cucumbers

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration), CDC (Center for Disease Prevention and Control), and state and local officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Poona linked to “slicer” cucumbers, supplied by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce and grown in Baja, Mexico. This type of cucumber can also be called “American” cucumbers. According to the CDC, as … Continue reading FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Linked to Cucumbers

Bird flu outbreaks in China – Update 11.01.14

On 3rd January 2014 the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) notified to the Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1). The outbreak started on 27th December 2013 in the village of Yijue, Guizhou, where 8.500 birds died and 23.067 chickens were culled to prevent the disease from spreading. The outbreak is ongoing … Continue reading Bird flu outbreaks in China – Update 11.01.14