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Month: August 2018

Important Recall: Publix Super Market and E. coli

E. coli,Outbreaks & Recalls | August 31, 2018

On Thursday, the Florida Supermarket chain Publix Super Market, Inc., sent out a voluntary recall notice. Publix Super Markets, working alongside local health departments and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are letting consumers know of a possible E…. read more

12 Ill & 1 Dead with Legionnaires’ in Hampton, NH

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Outbreaks & Recalls | August 31, 2018

New Hampshire health officials have officially identified a dozen individuals who have been positively diagnosed to have Legionnaires’ disease. Hampton, New Hampshire, has already witnessed one death to this disease, an elderly gentleman who, according to officials, died due to… read more

Publix’s E. coli Uh-Oh, O26 That Is…

E. coli,Outbreaks & Recalls | August 31, 2018

Ground beef sold at Publix this summer may have infected 18 people with E. coli O26.  The E. coli-contaminated beef was sold at Publix stores in these Florida counties:  Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River,… read more

Hampton, NH Legionnaire’s Outbreak Becomes Deadly

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | August 31, 2018

State health officials confirmed that as of today, there have been a total of 12 confirmed cases of Legionnaire’s disease linked to Hampton, NH hotels. One person has died. New Hampshire health officials have reported that they only expect the… read more

We Have a Super BIG Problem with Superbugs in Our Food

Food Safety,Outbreaks & Recalls,Pathogens | August 30, 2018

Scientists are sounding the alarm on growing resistance to antibiotics in bacteria. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria already kill tens of thousands each year. Some worry that they will be responsible for our next global epidemic. And there’s a significant chance that that… read more

It’s Toasted Marshmallow Day!

Food Safety | August 30, 2018

The school year may be upon us, but the official days of Summer continue for just a little longer.  If you haven’t already experienced this Summer staple, what better day than National Toasted Marshmallow Day, celebrated this year on August… read more

E. coli is Nothing More Than a Playground Bully

E. coli | August 30, 2018

Any time your child is very sick can be frightening and even traumatizing. This is especially true when your child becomes sick from a foodborne illness, commonly known as food poisoning. As a parent, all you want to do is… read more

A FSMA Shakeup in the Future?

Food Policy,Food Safety | August 30, 2018

The Trump administration has proposed a reorganization of the federal government that would dramatically change the way that food safety is handled. The plan seeks to consolidate the various agencies that regulate food in the United States so that their… read more

Numbers Rising in Salmonella Outbreak at La Luz Mexican

Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | August 29, 2018

Last week, another Salmonella outbreak made the news. You might not have heard about it since it only affected a handful of people in a Colorado town, but now that handful has grown large enough to gain national attention. And… read more

North Carolina Town Mystery Illness Identified

Cyclospora,Outbreaks & Recalls | August 29, 2018

A town in North Carolina named Transylvania had more than 200 reports of foodborne illness reported in late July and into early August. Over 70 of those reports came from medical providers while the remaining were telephone calls to the… read more