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Month: December 2018

Source in Romaine Lettuce E coli Outbreak FOUND!

E. coli,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | December 17, 2018

CDC and FDA have identified a farm in Santa Barbara County of California that has the same strain of e coli in its reservoir as identified in the latest romaine lettuce e coli outbreak. But more is still to come…. read more

More Illnesses in JBS Ground Beef Outbreak

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | December 16, 2018

Eighty-seven more people from 16 states have been sickened by the ongoing Salmonella JBS ground beef outbreak linked to ground beef from JBS Tolleson, according to CDC. 39 of these illnesses are from California, which brings the case count from… read more

What’s in Your Kitchen? A Week in Recalls: Another Ground Beef Recall

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | December 16, 2018 would like to help you keep your family safe from unsafe foods.  Each week we bring together a list of the current recalls.  Some recalls are issued due to undeclared allergens, which could cause serious or life-threatening allergic reaction… read more

Feeling Lucky at the Group Pot Luck? Think Potluck Food Safety.

Food Safety,Our Blog | December 14, 2018

Summer’s heat often brings the threat of foodborne illness from outdoor gatherings such as barbecues and pool parties.  As temperatures begin to cool and the calendar flips to November, this time of year brings about the not-so-silent threat of pot… read more

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Legionnaires Outbreak

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | December 10, 2018

A few gamblers at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina brought home dubious winnings this year. There have been three confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in visitors to the casino from May through November 2018. It’s possible there are… read more

Home Chef Food Safety

Food Safety,Our Blog | December 6, 2018

Food has the wonderful power of being transformed with intuitive thinking. Even the blandest food and the most basic combinations can turn fruit, vegetables and other delights into a delicious masterpiece. Each meticulous food masterpiece is not without its risks…. read more

What To Do When Your Kid Eats Dirt & Other Nasty Things

Food Safety,Our Blog | December 5, 2018

Parents unite! We have all faced it. We are sitting around unsuspecting that anything is about to go wrong when all of a sudden your child does it; and by it I mean eats something absolutely disgusting. I mean so… read more

Kalamazoo Cracker Barrel Closes Due to Salmonella Outbreak and Gross Contamination.  This Has Nothing to do With Brad’s Wife.

Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | December 4, 2018

Cracker Barrel is in the news again.  This time it has nothing to do with #justiceforBradsWife, though we are pretty sure she never got her job back.  No. This news comes out of Kalamazoo, Michigan, not Corydon, Indiana.  This news is… read more

The Legacy of Legionnaires Disease

Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | December 4, 2018

Cases of Legionnaires’ disease are springing up all over the country recently. In my beloved former borough of Bronx, New York, two cases of Legionnaires’ have been confirmed, although the New York City Health Department has not classified it as… read more

Holiday Party Food Safety: Share Food, Not Food Poisoning This Holiday Season

Food Safety | December 1, 2018

It is that time of year again.  Holiday potluck season!  Whether sharable dishes or catered feasts, you are bound to be invited to some kind of soiree where food is involved – if not front and center. From the first… read more