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Food Safety

Masonic Snow Lodge Outbreak

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | July 21, 2019

Attendees at a charity barbecue this last Friday went home with more than just leftovers. Some went home with a nasty case of food poisoning. According to a county public health alert, attendees of the Masonic Snow Lodge fundraiser Barbecue… read more

How a Food Recall Works

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | July 14, 2019

Recalls for flour.  Recalls for eggs, ground beef, and more.  Every time you turn around there is another recall.  But how exactly does a recall work?  What goes into a recall?  Some of the downline notifications are fairly standard, but… read more

The Dangers of Poppy Seed Tea

Food Safety,Our Blog | July 12, 2019

Have you heard of poppy seed tea? Perhaps you use it occasionally to help you sleep at night? Apparently, it’s very dangerous to drink poppy seed tea, and at least 12 people have died from it. Here’s the low down… read more

Crowd-Sourcing Food Safety Shuts Down Restaurant

Food Safety | July 6, 2019

Just a few days ago I was having a conversation with someone from my generation on the topic of how the Internet has changed life; both for the better and the worse. The conversation turned to police work and how… read more

What Do Climate Change, Fruit Flies and Food Poisoning Have Common?

Food Safety,Our Blog | May 31, 2019

“It’s a cool place, and they say it gets colder.  You’re bundled up now wait ‘til you get older.  But the meteor men beg to differ, judging by the hole in the satellite picture.”  Perhaps Smash Mouth is on to… read more

What IS the “Dirtiest” Food We Eat?

Food Safety,Our Blog | May 27, 2019

Once upon a time, I was convinced that the dirtiest food on earth resided in my daughter’s room. But after becoming a contributing writer for Make Food Safe, I discovered there are far more nefarious and innumerable germs that could… read more

Death by Cookie? Hidden Risks of Raw Cookie Dough

Food Safety | May 26, 2019

Raw cookie dough.  You either love it or you hate it.  I happen to be smack firmly in the hate category.  While I am certainly a germaphobe, that actually isn’t the reason why.  I just really don’t like the flavor… read more

The FDA’s Recall Authority

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | May 17, 2019

Here’s a scary situation: what happens if the government finds out that a particular food is contaminated or dangerous (like with Listeria), asks the company that made the food to recall it — and they don’t comply? What IS the… read more

California Fired and the Woe of Avocados

Food Policy,Food Safety | May 12, 2019

Delicious, green, creamy goodness.  The omni-useful, omni-versatile, omni-famous – Avocado.  I know I just made up a few words just then, but how else would you describe it? But I have some bad news, California Fires and Avocados don’t mix…. read more

California Vibrio Raw Oysters Outbreak

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Vibrio | May 7, 2019

On May 3, 2019, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommended that consumers avoid eating raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon in Baja California Sur, Mexico. We just found out why. It’s because they are linked to an… read more