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First Lawsuit Filed in Washington Heights Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | February 19, 2019

Last Summer may be full of fun memories, vacations, and time spent with family for many people.  But not everyone.  For those who suffered from Legionnaires’ disease as a result of infection related to the Washington Heights Legionnaires’ outbreak, memories… read more

Drug-Resistant Brucellosis Linked to Miller’s Raw Milk

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Raw Milk | February 14, 2019

Milk offers humans a plethora of health benefits. Milk is a rich source of calcium, has high levels of protein and vast quantities of vitamins. Unfortunately though for milk lovers in the U.S, the most recent foodborne illness outbreak is… read more

Do You Have Brucella? Pennsylvania Miller’s Biodiversity Farm Linked to Brucella in 19 States

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Raw Milk | February 13, 2019

The investigation to help treat all of those who were exposed to the resistant strain of Brucella in infected raw (unpasteurized) milk from Miller’s Biodiversity Farm located in Quarryville, Pennsylvania continues.  This investigation was initiated after a RB51 case –… read more

Increase in Food Recalls Not Your Imagination

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | February 12, 2019

It seems like there is a new food recall just about every week—will we ever be able to eat romaine lettuce again? Will the Caesar salad have to be redefined? Will anything be safe to eat ever again? What with… read more

Bruce Who? Raw Milk From Pennsylvania Linked to Brucella Infection

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Raw Milk | February 12, 2019

Raw milk is in the news again, with an outbreak no less. Is it Listeria? E. coli? Salmonella? Nope.  This time for an illness known as Brucella. And not just any Brucella, but one that is resistant to first-line drugs… read more

What’s In Your Kitchen? Listeria Nut Butters

Food Safety,Listeria,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | February 7, 2019

MakeFoodSafe.com would like to help you keep your family safe from unsafe foods.  Each week we bring together a list of the current recalls.  Putting recalled lots, UPC codes, and contact information for recalled products in one convenient place helps… read more

No Kisses for Hedgehogs – Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Hedgehogs

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | February 6, 2019

In the midst of a government shutdown, the CDC was still conducing investigations to determine the sources of outbreaks. And for this multi-state outbreak of salmonella poisoning, the leading suspect is downright adorable. Who would accuse an adorable little hedgehog,… read more

Food Safety & The BIG Game

Food Safety | February 2, 2019

The BIG Game is upon us folks. Even if you don’t follow football, there is electricity in the air this time of year. Fans from across the globe gather in front of their televisions, local pubs, or in the stadium… read more

What’s In Your Kitchen – This Week in Food Recalls

Food Allergens,Food Policy,Food Safety | February 1, 2019

The government is open again. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t any food recalls in 2019! Here is the lowdown of the 2019 food recalls. MakeFoodSafe.com would like to help you keep your family safe from unsafe foods.  Each week… read more

Meal Prep Safety (Because Food Poisoning is Not a Great Way to Lose Weight)

Food Safety | January 31, 2019

It’s that time of year again.  Thoughts go from” sweets and treats and tons of savory eats” to “let’s get healthy and work out and New Year’s resolutions.”  It seems like everyone I know is on the meal prepping bandwagon. … read more

Dicamba-Proof Soybeans?

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 22, 2019

The United States produces a lot of soybeans – so many, in fact, that we’re producing more these days than ever before. In 2018, the country produced more than four and a half billion soybeans: that’s more than 272 billion… read more

Produce Food Safety Rule

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 22, 2019

The Food Safety Modernization Act passed into federal law more than 7 years ago. It was a top-to-bottom rework of our food safety system. The overarching notion: shift the way that food safety works in the US from reaction to… read more

Caring for Someone with Food Poisoning

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | March 19, 2019

It is the worst feeling in the world to see your loved one hurt or sick and not know how to help them or feel powerless to make them feel better.  Sometimes there is something that you can do.  Ice… read more

Wisconsin Christmas Mountain Resort Legionnaires Outbreak

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | March 18, 2019

Three people are sick with Legionnaires disease and one person has died following stays at the Christmas Mountain Resort in Wisconsin Dell. Here’s what you need to know about the Wisconsin Christmas Mountain Resort Legionnaires Outbreak: Those who were diagnosed with… read more

What’s in Your Kitchen? A Week in Recalls: Ground Beef, Bean Sprouts, and Canned Soup

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | March 18, 2019

MakeFoodSafe.com would like to help you keep your family safe from unsafe foods.  Each week we bring together a list of the current recalls.  Putting recalled lots, UPC codes, and contact information for recalled products in one convenient place helps… read more

Minnesota, Online Restaurant Inspections. Please! Thank you!

Food Policy,Food Safety | March 17, 2019

Here’s a trivia question for you: what is the one state in the United States that doesn’t make their restaurant inspection results available online? As the clickbait cliche goes, the answer may surprise you. It isn’t Wyoming. It isn’t Hawaii…. read more

Elko, Nevada: The Grille At Gold Dust West Salmonella Outbreak

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | March 15, 2019

A food poisoning outbreak has hit the small Nevada town of Elko this week. Here is what you need to know about the The Grille At Gold Dust West Salmonella Outbreak: According to the recent media coverage, the local health department… read more

Workplace Food Safety

Food Safety,Our Blog | March 15, 2019

Heads up: if you eat in an office and work food, you may be in danger. Wait a second – strike that and reverse it. It you work in an office and eat food, you may be in danger. Well,… read more

Butterball Turkey: The Source of Salmonella Outbreak in Wisconsin

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | March 13, 2019

It’s time to go through your freezer because there may be a problem with the turkey products in there. The CDC, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture are investigating a multistate Salmonella outbreak.  Wisconsin public health investigators… read more

St. Patty’s Day Food Safety

Food Safety,Our Blog | March 13, 2019

The beginning of the year is full of holidays that everyone likes to celebrate.  March 2019 has added Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday to their March holiday season.  However, March 17 will always be celebrated as St. Patrick’s Day.  It… read more