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Trader Joe’s Basil Salmonella Outbreak

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | April 18, 2024

Just yesterday, the CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their investigation into a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to fresh basil products sold at Trader Joe’s… read more

Could Your “Doggie Bag” Be Doubly Dangerous? Certain Leftovers Have Higher Risk for Food Poisoning.

Bacillus,Food Safety,Our Blog | April 15, 2024

Could your doggie bag lead to food poisoning? Certain leftovers have a higher risk of spreading foodborne bacteria that can make you sick. Eating out is expensive. Probably now, more than ever. We still continue to eat out, albeit at… read more

Does the Five-Second Rule Stand Up to Science? Apparently, it Does!

Our Blog | April 13, 2024

Is the five-second rule real? Germ scientists say it is. On your mark. Get set! Go!!! Your favorite candy falls out of your hand, makes a perfect drop shot onto the counter that would make even Serena Williams proud, and… read more

New Bacteria May Contribute to Colon Cancer Treatment Failure

Our Blog | April 12, 2024

A new strain of bacteria discovered in colon cancer patient samples reveals a novel bacteria may contribute to colon cancer, says researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington. These bacteria, found primarily at the other end of… read more

Legionnaires’ Disease Cases on the Rise, Says CDC. These Are the Legionnaires’ Disease Symptoms to Look For!

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog | April 10, 2024

Prepare yourself for this deadly illness by knowing Legionnaires’ disease symptoms and how it is spread. Have you noticed a recent increase of Legionnaires’ disease cases in the news? Scientists have speculated an answer for that, and it has to… read more

Studies Show that Climate Change Affects Foodborne Illness Rates. Physicians Warned.

Food Safety,Our Blog | April 10, 2024

A new article in the Journal of American Medical Association publication, JAMA, warns physicians on how climate change affects foodborne illness rates. Infectious-disease physicians from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of California Davis (UCD) pointed out that the… read more

Are Plant-Based Meats Safer? Scientists Find Mixed Data.

Our Blog | April 9, 2024

Plant-based meats are seeing a rise in popularity lately. But are they any safer? Scientists found mixed data. A German study researched plant-based meat consumption in Europe and examined the microbiological status of vegan ground meat products available for sale… read more

Changes to the Chick-fil-A Antibiotic Use Policy in Spring of 2024 Is Not as Bad as It Sounds

Food Policy,Our Blog | April 9, 2024

Changes to the Chick-fil-A antibiotic use policy may sound scary, but it isn’t as bad as it may sound. Chick-fil-A, a company synonymous with tasty chicken products, recently announced a changed in their antibiotic use policy. This change is slated… read more

Yet Another Reason to Add Kale to Your Diet. Study Finds Kale Less Susceptible to E. coli Than Lettuce!

E. coli,Our Blog | April 8, 2024

A recent study out of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign investigated certain plants and conditions that make kale and other leafy greens less susceptible to E. coli than other lettuces. Surprising differences between lettuces and their leafy greens cousins like… read more

Bird Flu Detected in Dairy Cows in Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, and Texas. What Does This Mean for the Milk Supply?

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Raw Milk | April 8, 2024

Recent reports of bird flu detected in dairy cows in four states so far may explain some herd production losses. But what does this mean for the milk supply? Is it safe? Here’s what we know so far. Bird Flu… read more