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Dramatic Increase in Sushi Parasites over 40 Year Span

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | May 27, 2020

I was never a huge fan of sushi until my adult years when I found a few rolls and pieces that I did really love. I am always quite careful in where we dine when it comes to sushi, and… read more

Señor Moose Hepatitis A Outbreak

Hep A,Outbreaks & Recalls | May 26, 2020

Because of COVID-19, restaurants all across the country are doing takeaway or delivery. Sitting for table service seems like a distant dream. Everyone is on edge, washing their hands twice as often as usual, and extra care is being taken… read more

Don’t Kiss Chickens: A Practical Guide to Backyard Chicken Care

Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | May 26, 2020

5 AM and what’s that sound? Oh yes, it’s the rooster and he is ready to rise and shine. People think of chickens as these pleasant little creatures who poop breakfast (and lunch, and dinner), and while that may be… read more

COVID-19 and Groceries

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | April 17, 2020

Do you need to disinfect your groceries to protect yourself from the coronavirus? Can the virus be found on the surface of an inanimate object (also called fomites, from the Latin word for tinder) like the packaging of food at… read more

COVID-19 Testing is Like Food Testing

Food Safety | April 8, 2020

A major subject of interest here at Make Food Safe is the theory and practice of testing. Because food safety hinges on microbes that are too small to see, tests of various kinds are crucial if you’re trying to track… read more

COVID-19 Food Safety

Food Safety,Our Blog | April 8, 2020

Unless you have been avoiding the news or living under a rock (I guess you wouldn’t have to social distance then), you have heard about the Coronavirus or COVID-19. Nothing is quite as scary as hearing about a virus that… read more

New FDA Approved Peanut Allergy Drug

Food Allergens,Food Safety | April 8, 2020

The FDA released some great news: there is now an approved medication to fight peanut allergies1 Yes, you read that correct; there is now hope for those with peanut allergies to not keep away from them like the plague. Of… read more

Korean Enoki Mushrooms Cause Listeria Outbreak – Sun Hong Foods Recalls Enoki Mushrooms

Listeria,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | March 10, 2020

Korean enoki mushrooms have caused a listeria outbreak, killing 4 people and hospitalizing 30 people. Here’s what we know about this Korean enoki mushrooms listeria outbreak. Outbreak Stats Enoki mushrooms have sickened people with Listeria in Arizona (2 people), California… read more

Rediviva Campylobacter Food Poisoning Outbreak?

Campylobacter,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | March 2, 2020

Grays Harbor County Environmental Health Division is investigating the Rediviva Campylobacter food poisoning outbreak.  Rediviva has closed during the investigation.  Environmental Health learned that at least 19 people got sick after eating at Rediviva on Valentine’s Day.  At least one… read more

FDA Issues Jimmy Johns Warning Letter, FINALLY!

E. coli,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | February 28, 2020

How many licks does it take to get to the chocolaty center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?  Evidently fewer than the number of outbreaks linked to the fast food sandwich chain – Jimmy John’s.  The United States Food and… read more