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Melon Outbreaks – A History

Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | April 26, 2019

Americans are pretty familiar with Salmonella poisoning outbreaks. Raw eggs, undercooked meats, and improperly handled seafood are all common culprits to salmonella food poisoning, but we’re quickly growing adjusted to the idea that fruits and vegetables can bring harm, too…. read more

April is National Grilled Cheese Month

Food Safety | April 26, 2019

Everyone (except my kids) loves a grilled cheese sandwich. My boys are apparently the odd ones in the crowd when asked about eating grilled cheese the oldest says “I don’t like dirty cheese sandwiches” to which I answer that there… read more

Ecoli O103 Beef Recalls Keep Rolling In

E. coli,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | April 25, 2019

In the wake of an Ecoli O103 outbreak that is believed to be linked to beef, we are seeing several Ecoli O103 Beef Recalls.  But are these all related? On April 23, 2019, a Georgia based establishment – K2D foods,… read more

Salmonella Melon Outbreak Gets Bigger

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | April 24, 2019

CDC, FDA and public health and regulatory officials in several states are investigating a multistate Salmonella outbreak that has led to now 117 illnesses in 10 states and 32 hospitalizations. Officials have linked this outbreak to pre-cut melons sold by… read more

Ground Beef Recall in Wake of Ecoli O103 Outbreak

E. coli,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | April 24, 2019

K2D Foods, a Georgia based establishment is recalling 113,424 pounds of ground beef products that might be contaminated with Ecoli O103, USDA announced on Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know about the K2D Ground Beef Recall: The beef products… read more

Is K2D Foods dba Colorado Premium Foods the Source of the Multistate E. coli O103 Outbreak?

E. coli,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | April 24, 2019

Late yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the Ecoli O103 outbreak that has rocked the nation has expanded to 156 people with confirmed illnesses with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 in 10 states. Of… read more

Crazy Food Laws

Our Blog | April 20, 2019

United States, the glorious land of the free. What makes us glorious is our differences and how, despite this, such a vast land has stayed united throughout the centuries. Keeping an area this big happy in a tumultuous world is… read more

Xibus and Janus Particles – A Food Safety Sensor

Food Safety | April 20, 2019

What are Janus particles? And how is Xibus, a startup out of MIT, hoping to use them to create handheld food safety sensors that can quickly and cheaply identify pathogens like salmonella? Xibus and Janus Particles could change the future…. read more

What’s Going on with El Pollo Loco in Modesto?

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | April 19, 2019

What to do when there seems to be a cluster of foodborne illnesses centered around a business, but you can’t be sure? Take the case of El Pollo Loco in Modesto, California. Genetic fingerprinting seemed to indicate that it was… read more

Salmonella Melon Outbreak – History Repeats Itself

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | April 18, 2019

During the summer of 2018, America saw a large foodborne illness outbreak entirely dependent upon contaminated melons. Health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that dozens of individuals across multiple states were sickened with Salmonella… read more