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Month: February 2019

The Real Happy Meal: Your Brain on Fatty Acids

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | February 28, 2019

Ignore the golden arches and value menus and focus closer to home. Take yourself through your front door, up the stairs, and onto your couch, then look even closer than that. It’s not your Netflix account or your phone that’ll… read more

Preventing Foreign Material Contamination. What Works. What Doesn’t.

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | February 27, 2019

Foreign material contamination occurs when something not intended to be included or consumed ends up in the food.  This is becoming a growing food recall topic despite the many different ways that food manufacturers can prevent and detect this type… read more

Bronx Hospital to Install New Cooling Towers

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | February 27, 2019

NYC health + hospitals, which is the largest public health care system in US,  announced complete installation of state-of-art antimicrobial cooling towers. These cooling towers are installed to reduce the risk of harmful bacteria like Legionella in the water system…. read more

The FDA Food Supplement Overhaul

Food Policy,Food Safety | February 27, 2019

For years, the FDA has had a somewhat laissez-faire attitude towards dietary supplements. Now, for the first time in more than 25 years, they’re shaking up their act. That’s according to commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who announced on Monday that the… read more

Whirlpool Hot Tub at Waco Family YMCA Investigated for Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Water | February 27, 2019

The Waco-McClennan County Health District is investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease at the Waco Family YMCA located at 6800 Harvey Rd.  The CEO of YMCA of Central Texas, Rodney Martin, said, “Exposure to the Legionella bacteria may have occurred… read more

USDA and FDA Most Wanted List! Top Food Offenders for Foreign Material Contamination

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | February 26, 2019

It seems like every time you turn around there is another recall.  Lately more and more “foreign material” or “foreign body” contamination recalls are coming out.  They were always there.  It just seems like they are more prevalent than in… read more

Three Diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease After Visit to Casselton Hotel

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Water | February 26, 2019

Nobody wants to go visit a hotel or water park and come back with a life-threatening disease. In Casselton, North Dakota, however, there have been three cases of Legionnaires’ disease directly linked to the Casselton Days Inn Hotel water park…. read more

CDC Ends its Investigation into Salmonella Chicken Outbreak

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | February 26, 2019

CDC has ended its investigation on an ongoing Salmonella chicken outbreak that has affected 32 states and caused 129 illnesses. In the announcement, CDC also informed that the strain found in the outbreak is widespread in the chicken industry, and… read more

Global Warming Can Cause Food Poisoning

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | February 25, 2019

Global warming is not a myth, but rather a harsh reality. It’s repercussions on mankind are obvious and one of them is an increase in the number of food poisoning cases. Global warming causing food poisoning? You would be surprised. A… read more

Wild Game Feast Food Poisoning in Iowa

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | February 25, 2019

Last weekend, several people in the town of Swisher, Iowa became sickened after eating wild game at the Swisher Men’s Club annual event. The type of meats consumed included deer, turkey nuts, hog nuts, elk meatloaf, rabbit, raccoon, pheasant, turtle,… read more