Seven outbreaks of foodborne illnesses have been reported so far this year, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA defines foodborne outbreaks as when at least two people suffer from the same malady after consuming a tainted food or drink product.
The federal agency conducts probes into such outbreaks to limit additional illnesses from occurring. Such investigations may result in food recalls to ensure safety.
2019 FDA Investigations of Foodborne Outbreaks
|Food Product||Bacteria Involved||Last Illness Onset|
|ADM Milling Co. Flour||E. Coli O26||April 18, 2019|
|Del Monte Vegetable Trays||Salmonella Infantis||April 27, 2019|
|Tahini||Salmonella Concord||May 2, 2019|
|Frozen Ground Tuna||Salmonella Newport||March 20, 2019|
|Pre-cut Melons||Salmonella Carrau||May 1, 2019|
|California Romaine Lettuce||E. Coli O157||Dec. 4, 2018|
|Tahini||Salmonella Concord||Jan. 3, 2019|