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Campylobacter

Raw Milk is Bad from BAD Farms

Campylobacter,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Raw Milk | August 30, 2019

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is advising consumers that raw whole milk purchased from BAD Farms in Kempton may be contaminated with campylobacter bacteria and should be discarded immediately. Here’s what we know about the Campylobacter scare from Bad Farms… read more

No Planes, Trains, or Automobiles.  8 Worst Food Poisoning Bacteria and How they Get Around

Campylobacter,E. coli,Food Safety,Listeria,Our Blog | February 22, 2019

The 8 worst food poisoning bacteria. Smaller than the eye can see, those microscopic microbes move around and reproduce to numbers that can make us sick.  Vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, or worse.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates around… read more

Rugby Dad Paralyzed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome After Food Poisoning

Campylobacter,Food Safety,Guillain-Barre Syndrome | February 9, 2019

Food poisoning: a dreaded topic because we know it means not feeling the best in the world and often having to cancel plans. It can mean a trip to the emergency room, family physician, urgent care or even being hospitalized…. read more

Cargill to Expand Turkey-Tracing Program

Campylobacter,Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog,Salmonella | January 16, 2019

Cargill Meats is planning to expand the turkey-tracing program that they debuted last year. The initiative was piloted in Texas, where Thanksgiving celebrants could check out the provenance of their bird using the power of the blockchain, which was then… read more

Cooking Chicken Safely

Campylobacter,Salmonella | October 24, 2018

Let’s talk turkey, er… chicken here. Most of us have been taught by our parents that raw chicken can be an illness waiting to happen. If you grew up in my home, your mother would have told you that raw… read more

Pasteurize Your Milk, Please! Drug-Resistant Campylobacter On The Rise

Campylobacter | October 6, 2018

Organic milk or regular? Raw milk or pasteurized? There are several ways to get your milk these days, and without the proper education on the differences and health benefits (or threats) of each, it’s nearly impossible to know which to… read more

Could Campylobacter Lead to “Fur-ternity Leave”?

Campylobacter,Outbreaks & Recalls | September 30, 2018

Puppies… they are adorable. Who doesn’t love them? I know that we are super attached to our dogs, and when they were puppies, we spent so much time with them that I almost hated leaving them. Our pets were here… read more

Your Chicken Is Trying to Kill You! Know Where Germs Are Coming From.

Campylobacter,Salmonella | September 8, 2018

Is your chicken trying to kill you?  I don’t mean the feathered, live variety.  That is a real problem as well, though solvable by a pot of boiling water or roasting pan.  I mean the chicken on your plate adjacent… read more

Raw Chicken on the Menu? I’ll Pass!

Campylobacter,Salmonella | August 26, 2018

How would you like that cooked?  “Rare, please.”  Sounds like an order for steak, right?  Depends on the restaurant.  Some high-end eateries are serving up chicken, sashimi style.  Can you do that?  Is it safe?  The chefs claim it is,… read more

How are Food Poisoning Outbreaks Investigated?

Bacillus,Botulism,Campylobacter,Cyclospora,E. coli,Hep A,Legionella,Listeria,Norovirus,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella,Shigella,Staphyloccocous,Vibrio,Yersinia | August 16, 2018

Public health and regulatory officials respond to foodborne disease outbreaks much the same way that police officers respond to crime. They must work swiftly, collecting as much helpful information in the smallest amount of time possible in order to take… read more