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Food Safety

Potential Portillo’s Ecoli Outbreak

E. coli,Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | August 8, 2021

The Chicago Tribune reported this last week that the Illinois Department of Public Health is looking into whether a recent E. coli outbreak is linked to a Portillo’s in Glendale Heights. Here is everything we know about this Potential Portillo’s… read more

Most Common Food Allergies

Food Allergens,Food Safety | July 31, 2021

An estimated 32 million Americans have food allergies, with 5.6 million of those being children under 18 years old. That breaks down to one in every 13 children and one in every ten adults having a diagnosable allergy to one… read more

Food Poisoning Statistics

Food Safety | June 30, 2021

People contract food poisoning after consuming food or drink contaminated with harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, or toxins. Those most susceptible to foodborne illnesses are small children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune symptoms. Here… read more

Most Dangerous Holiday Foods

Food Safety | June 29, 2021

The holidays are typically paired with favorite festive foods that people do not cook or eat frequently. Many of those contain raw ingredients, leading to food safety pitfalls and an increased risk of food poisoning. Here are some of the… read more

Most Dangerous Summer Foods

Food Safety | June 28, 2021

During the summer months, the number of food poisoning cases increases quite substantially. Barbecues and outdoor parties are breeding grounds for foodborne illness. Food is left out longer than it should, and certain harmful bacteria function better at high temperatures…. read more

Salmonella Shrimp Outbreak

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | June 26, 2021

The CDC and FDA have identified another Salmonella outbreak – this one linked to Frozen Cooked Shrimp products. This Salmonella Shrimp Outbreak comes after an import alert back in March. Here’s what we know: Quick Facts: Illnesses: 6 Hospitalizations: 2… read more

Jule’s Cashew Brie Salmonella Outbreak

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | April 23, 2021

There are 5 people sick in the Jule’s Cashew Brie Salmonella Outbreak. The outbreak link was announced today by the CDC and a contemporaneous recall was also announced. The Jule’s Cashew Brie Salmonella Outbreak Fast Facts: Five people infected with… read more

Temporary FDA Guidelines for Food Allergens

Food Safety,Our Blog | October 27, 2020

In response to supply chain shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in late May the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released, without warning, new temporary guidance that allows manufacturers facing those supply chain shortages to substitute ingredients without changing… read more

Summer Food Safety

Food Safety | July 20, 2020

The days are growing longer, there are fireworks bursting overhead, and the heat is growing unmistakably warmer. Summer. Is. Here. Ready or not, here it comes! Summer Food Safety for the WIN! This means fun in the sun, backyard bar-b-ques,… read more

Compost Food Safety

Food Safety,Our Blog | June 26, 2020

It’s planting season at my house. Mint and scallions are in; carrots are starting to sprout; the celery I planted a few weeks ago has already grown two small stalks. Tubers in the garden are starting to sprout above the… read more