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Month: June 2018

Chillin’ and Grillin’ Without Food Poisoning

E. coli,Food Safety | June 30, 2018

With summer here to stay for the next few months, people are preparing to soak up in the sun as much as possible by going on camping, going for a hike, or just engaging in the most simple and popular… read more

Report Foodborne Illness and Save a Life!

Food Policy,Food Safety,Outbreaks & Recalls | June 29, 2018

We’ve all been there at some point in our lives.  We are feeling just fine, and then all of the sudden it hits you.  Like a ton of bathroom bricks.  It might start with a bit of diarrhea.  It’s just… read more

Romaine Outbreak Over, Water to Blame

E. coli,Outbreaks & Recalls | June 29, 2018

It’s time for a collective sigh. Today, the CDC and FDA issued statements announcing the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak appears to be over. This is great news for many and just the beginning for others. I am happy to report,… read more

E. coli in North Carolina

E. coli,Outbreaks & Recalls | June 29, 2018

A suspected E. coli outbreak in Taylorsville, North Carolina has sickened some 100 people, according to local health authorities. They believe that the outbreak is centered around a Mexican restaurant called Mexico Viejo. Most of the victims reported feeling ill… read more

What’s in Your Kitchen? 6/25 Week in Recalls

Food Allergens,Outbreaks & Recalls | June 28, 2018 would like to help you keep your family safe from unsafe foods.  Each week we bring together a list of the current recalls.  Check back each week and evaluate your fridge, pantry, and shopping list to make sure you… read more

Picnic Food Safety – What I Learned from Eating Bad Food…

Food Safety,Outbreaks & Recalls,Staphyloccocous | June 28, 2018

Ahh summertime. Outside of Fall, it is my favorite time of year. I’m not a fan of winter, which is odd considering I live in the North West. If you were to ask what makes the warmer times of the… read more

Is There Really a “Right” Way to Wash Your Food?

Food Safety,Outbreaks & Recalls | June 28, 2018

What’s the right way to wash your food? It’s not a simple question to answer. Filtered water? Carbonated water? A bit of dish soap? Two drops of bleach? This is an odd, but question often asked, especially when it comes… read more

Are Food Trucks Safe & Regulated?

Food Safety | June 28, 2018

Dining from food trucks is one of my absolute favorite things to do. Traveling to new places and tasting what is usually local food is one of my favorite parts of any trip. Locally, we have “soul food” trucks that… read more

Confusing Laws Around Raw Milk

E. coli,Food Safety,Raw Milk | June 28, 2018

An E. coli outbreak, believed to be tied to raw milk, has sickened 12 children in Knox County, Tennessee. Of those twelve, four went into kidney failure as result of infection and had to be treated in an intensive care… read more

Legionnaires’ Disease Takes a Life in Hawaii

Legionnaire's disease,Water | June 24, 2018

The island of Oahu has found itself in the midst of another outbreak recently – this time Legionnaires’ disease. At this time, there have been four confirmed cases, but the source of exposure is still a mystery. Officials are looking… read more