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Riding in shopping carts and exposure to raw meat and poultry products: prevalence of, and factors associated with, this risk factor for salmonella and campylobacter infection in children younger than 3 years Patrick ME, Mahon BE, Zansky SM, Hurd S, Scallan E. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS C-23, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA. J Food Prot. 2010 Jun;73(6):1097-100. Abstract:  Riding in a shopping cart next to raw meat or poultry…
David Dinsmore of the Town Talk of Alexandria and Pineville Louisiana continues to report on the tragedy surrounding an outbreak of illnesses that sickened more than 40 people and killed three patients at Central Louisiana State Hospital. Mr. Dinsmore reports that test results found the third most common cause of food poisoning — clostridium perfringens — was to blame for the outbreak at Central earlier this month, said Dr. David Holcombe, medical director for…
There have now been at least seven outbreaks of illness, involving three different dangerous pathogens, tied to raw milk since January 2010. There have been outbreaks in Minnesota, Nevada, Utah (2), New York and Pennsylvania, as well as a single outbreak that included illnesses in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. Raw milk consumers have been sickened with E. coli O157:H7; Salmonella, and Campylobacter. Last night, health department officials in Minnesota have reported three…
(From a company press release) – organicgirl Produce is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of 10 oz organicgirl Baby Spinach with an expired Use-by Date of May 22 and Product Code 11A061167 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall includes only 336 cases of the 10 oz. package size of organicgirl Baby Spinach with the Use-by Date of May 22 sold in six states: Alabama, North…
What can one lawyer do to change a food safety system that doesn’t do much to keep people safe? If you’re Bill Marler, spend over a half million dollars of your own money funding an independent study to try and make the USDA take action. Bill Marler is a name people in the food industry game know and, truth be told, may not love. The food safety attorney and advocate first came face-to-face with the…
According to the Utah State Department of Health: Nine reported cases of Campylobacter infection among residents in Weber, Davis and Cache counties have been linked to Ropelato Dairy in Ogden. Ropelato’s license to sell raw milk has been suspended. Six reported cases of Salmonella infection in Utah, Salt Lake and Wasatch counties have been linked to Redmond Dairy, in central Utah, which produced raw milk for stores in Heber City and Orem. The dairy’s St.…
It was a fascinating few hours at a meeting with a delegation from China as they listened to former FSIS head, Tom Billy, CSPI Food Safety Director, Caroline Smith DeWaal and yours truly, talk candidly about the state of affairs of food safety in the United States. I spoke primarily about how the civil justice system (if used properly) can be a tool, not only to compensate victims, but also as a way for companies…
Whole Foods Market announced the recall of its Whole Catch Yellow fin Tuna Steaks (frozen) with a best by date of Dec 5th, 2010 because of possible elevated levels of histamine that may result in symptoms that generally appear within minutes to an hour after eating the affected fish. The product, sold in twelve ounce bags with Best by Date: exp 05 DEC 2010 with Lot Code: 4853309157A and displays the following UPC code: 0-99482-42078-9…