Health experts warning about food bacteria outbreak

CSRA (WFXG) - Have plans on going to the grocery store soon? There may be some items to scratch off your list beforehand.

Health experts have a warning against certain foods due to outbreaks and infections caused by bacteria viruses and even parasites that are being seen in different foods.

Here are a few foods to say away from:

Raw Turkey - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Agriculture raw turkey has been linked to ninety sicknesses from salmonella and this includes pet food with raw turkey. Since November, there have been illnesses reported in twenty-six states.

Cut Melon - Health experts say twenty-three states have reports of cut melon containing salmonella and Georgia is included. So far sixty people have been affected and over half hospitalized.

Kellogg's Honey Smacks - Health leaders say one hundred people have gotten sick with salmonella from boxes of Kellogg's Honey Snacks and the cereal was recalled in June.

Swiss Rolls - Swiss rolls have been recalled in five states and Georgia is one of them for possible salmonella contamination.

Del Monto Fresh Vegetable Trays - The Food and Drug Administration is currently investigating 237 cases of illnesses linked to Del Monte Fresh vegetable trays. There have been reports of diarrhea, weight loss, and fatigue.

Crab Meat - Health leaders say to avoid eating fresh crab meat from Venezuela due to outbreaks of bacteria that causes diarrhea vomiting and stomach pain.


Salads from McDonald's - McDonald's no longer selling salads at 30-thousand locations due to illnesses. Georgia is not one of them but be aware 163 cases have shown up in 14 states.

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