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Two Minnesota cases of Salmonella infection linked to national recall of frozen meals


Mon, Jun 21st, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Two recent cases of salmonellosis in Minnesota have been linked to frozen chicken and rice meals being recalled nationally, state health and agriculture officials said today.

ConAgra Foods Packaged Foods of Iowa is recalling all Marie Callender's brand Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen meals from stores, regardless of production date, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products were distributed to retailers nationwide.

The products are being recalled after the company was informed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of an investigation involving 30 people in 15 states who have been diagnosed with infection of a rare type of Salmonella called Salmonella Chester. Eight of the cases reported eating this product in April and May 2010 prior to becoming ill. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) determined that there have been two cases of infection with Salmonella Chester of the outbreak strain in Minnesota, and that both cases ate the Marie Callender's product that subsequently was recalled. Both cases are females. One is a child and one is an adult. One resides in the metro area and one resides in outstate Minnesota. One of the cases was hospitalized, but both have recovered.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture isolated Salmonella Chester from an intact package of Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken and Rice collected from the home of one of the ill people. This package was purchased at the same time as a similar package that was consumed just prior to the case's onset of illness.

The recall specifically includes 13-ounce packages of Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken & Rice White Meat Chicken and Broccoli over Rice Topped with Rich Cheddar Sauce." More information is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_036_2010_Release/index.asp.

Anyone with this product in their freezers should discard it and not consume it. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact ConAgra Foods at 1-866-484-9610.

MDH and MDA officials urge consumers to always follow all cooking and preparation instructions on the label of frozen entrees. Special attention to proper heating is important to ensure the entrees are fully cooked and all ingredients reach a safe minimum internal temperature of 165°F. Consumers should use a food thermometer to make sure the entrees reach at least 165°F.

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Food Safety Tips for a Safe and Healthy 4th of July

Mon, Jun 21st, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Minneapolis (June 18, 2010) - Practicing proper food handling techniques will protect yourself, your family and friends from food-borne illness and food contamination. Here are some tips from the Minnesota Beef Council to keep in mind when preparing, ..... 
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Adult Tetanus Vaccinations Provided at Dairy Night on the Farm

Mon, Jun 21st, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) has received funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to provide adult immunizations. FCPH will be offering tetanus vaccinations for underinsured or uninsured adults at the Dairy Night on ..... 
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July 4th Whalan Fastpitch Tournament

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

What comes to mind when you think of the Fourth of July? Hopefully the birth of our great country, the United States of America. Do you also think fireworks? Picnics? Family gatherings? Another thing many people of our area equate with July 4th is t ..... 
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Minnesota e-Health Summit to explore how Minnesota providers can take advantage of health information technology

Wed, Jun 16th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Minnesota providers can learn how to make the most of incentives for e-health at the sixth annual Minnesota e-Health Summit on Thursday, June 17. Dr. David Blumenthal, a nationally recognized expert on health information technology, will describe his ..... 
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Three more E. coli cases linked to raw milk from farm

Mon, Jun 14th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

State health officials have identified three additional cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness in Minnesotans linked to consumption of raw milk or other dairy products from a dairy farm in Gibbon, Minnesota.

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Be a lifesaver this summer by donating blood through the American Red Cross

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Blood donations often decline during the summer due to donors being on vacation or busy with summer activities, while the need for blood remains constant. Approximately every two seconds a patient needs a blood transfusion in the United States. This ..... 
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Life-threatening risk associated with cocaine contaminated with veterinary anti-parasitic drug

Mon, Jun 7th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Health officials at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Minnesota Poison Control System and Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) have identified three confirmed and two suspect cases of neutropenia associated with recent use of cocaine ..... 
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ECI Family Walk

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

The Fillmore County Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) would like to invite you to attend the Fillmore County ECI Family Walk on June 13th at Bass Pond Parking Lot in Lanesboro. The walk is open to all families. Each family participating must have a m ..... 
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