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Month: October 2018

New Mexico Hit Harder Than Reported in JBS Salmonella Beef Outbreak

Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | October 31, 2018

Tuesday, October 30th, the New Mexico Department of Health issued a press release warning New Mexico residents of a Salmonella outbreak believed linked to ground beef. Since late August, 30 New Mexico residents have been diagnosed with Salmonella, 24% of… read more

Death by Candy?  Black Licorice Could Be Deadly

Food Safety | October 30, 2018

As if you needed a reason to avoid black licorice.  You know, that old-fashioned candy reminiscent of the bottom of your grandmother’s candy dish with 10 pieces stuck together in one hard glob of grossness that smells of old toothpaste… read more

Petting Zoo Ecoli Dangers: Not As Silent As We Once Thought

E. coli,Outbreaks & Recalls | October 30, 2018

As a child going to a petting zoo was so much fun. We never really realized that there were serious dangers that could be associated with them. A fond childhood memory was going to a miniature horse farm that had… read more

Food Safety Changes in the Wake of Ecoli Leafy Greens

E. coli,Outbreaks & Recalls | October 30, 2018

California’s lettuce growers are adjusting their food safety practice in light of the big E. Coli outbreak. No, not the E. coli outbreak that sickened hundreds who had bought lettuce contaminated by an irrigation canal in Yuma, Arizona; another other… read more

Hepatitis A Strawberries Outbreak in EU

Hep A,Outbreaks & Recalls | October 30, 2018

An outbreak of Hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries has spread from Switzerland to Austria, according to European health authorities. More than 30 people have been affected by the outbreak so far. Here is what we need to know about… read more

Going Clean? McDonalds New Menu

Food Policy,Food Safety | October 29, 2018

Ask anyone in my family or circle of friends about my disdain for fast food. Not that I don’t indulge in the occasional burger and fries while traveling or in a hurry; but, as a general rule I stay away… read more

Lange Law Firm Retained in JBS Salmonella Newport Outbreak

Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | October 29, 2018

October 23rd of 2018 marked 120 different people sick across 22 different states, due to the same foodborne illness outbreak – the JBS Salmonella Newport Outbreak. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport was reported as early in the year as August 5th… read more

Fukushima & The Myth of Radioactive Seafood

Food Safety | October 29, 2018

Are you at risk of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster that Japan suffered in the wake of a 2011 tsunami? Are we eating radioactive seafood? Should we be concerned about our fish? Certain posts on Facebook would have you… read more

Oatmeal Day

Food Safety | October 29, 2018

October is generally associated with Halloween, special treats and upcoming Thanksgiving season. But there is yet another day that makes this month special – National Oatmeal Day, which is annually observed on October 29th. Oatmeal is extremely healthy, tasty, and… read more

JBS Salmonella Beef Outbreak – What is the Cause?

Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | October 28, 2018

You probably already know that there’s a massive Salmonella beef outbreak and recall that’s being handled by both the FDA and the USDA.  The recall concerns 6.5 million pounds of beef distributed by Arizona company JBS Tolleson. The beef in… read more