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We bring the most up-to-date news about food safety to the public. News about recalls of contaminated food, food poisoning outbreaks, and other food safety problems should not be swept under the rug. Food safety concerns should be brought to light sooner, so that outbreaks can be stopped in their tracks — before more unsuspecting families are harmed by the food they buy.

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Fresh Express has recalled a number of their salads, according to a press release put out by the company. The recalls are part of their response to an outbreak of cyclosporiasis that’s sickened hundreds of people across the United States. Here is what we know about this Fresh Express Cyclospora Bagged Salad Recall: The Recall The recall covers several different products containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. The salads recalled were manufactured at the…
As if we don’t have enough to deal with as the pandemic continues to keep us home; a new outbreak has required the attention of the FDA, the CDC, and local grocery establishments. Food safety never takes a break so we don’t either. While we have talked about this before, I would say it is one of the lesser known dangers: Cyclospora. If you haven’t heard about it yet, keep an eye out for the…
At least 20 Nebraskans have fallen ill in an outbreak of cyclosporiasis that’s swept across several midwestern states. Here’s what we know about this Nebraska Cyclospora Outbreak: The Nebraska Cyclospora Outbreak The gastrointestinal illness, caused by the parasite cyclospora, has been linked to bagged salads sold at Walmart, Hy-Vee, and Aldi stores. So far, more than 200 people across 8 states have been affected. 23 have been admitted to the hospital. Recalls A number of…
There is nothing quite like the feeling of knowing that you have a recalled product in your fridge or pantry. This time as with many in the past there has been a cyclospora related recall in several stores including Hy-Vee. Here’s what we know about this Hy-Vee Cyclospora Bagged Salad Recall: Fresh Express which is a brand that many of us have grown to love has manufactured salads under several names. The brand associated with…
Aldi is a well known store for getting the best grocery deals, but unfortunately they have become involved in the latest Cyclospora outbreak from their bagged salad. Here’s what we know about this Aldi Cyclospora Bagged Salad Recall: The Recall On June 22, 2020, ALDI, in association with Fresh Express Inc., recalled ALDI’s 12-ounce Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salads from stores in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and…
An outbreak of cyclospora in bagged salads sold at Aldi, Walmart, and Hy-Vee grocery stores has now sickened 206 people in states across the Midwest, including 25 people in Minnesota. Here’s what we know about this Minnesota Cyclospora Outbreak: The Outbreak That’s the latest from the CDC, who published an update on the ongoing outbreak June 26th. Cases have been reported in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin as well. The latest state to…
Unfortunately another loved grocery chain has been affected by the latest Cyclospora outbreak. Here’s what we know about the Jewel-Osco Cyclospora Bagged Salads Recall: Jewel-Osco Recalls Bagged Salads Here is what Jewel-Osco had to say about the outbreak and recall: In cooperation with the Fresh Express recall of bagged salads potentially linked to an outbreak of Cyclospora infections in the Midwest, Jewel-Osco is voluntarily recalling bagged Signature Farms Garden Salad sold in its stores in…
Iowa is among the hardest hit of Cyclospora outbreak cases amid a multistate outbreak linked to bagged salad mix containing iceberg lettuce, carrots, and red cabbage produced by Fresh Express and purchased at ALDI, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, and Walmart stores across the Midwestern United States. Here is what we know about this Iowa Cyclospora Outbreak linked to bagged salads: The Outbreak As of June 25, 2020, 74 Iowans have been reported with laboratory-confirmed Cyclospora infections associated…
Cyclospora strikes again.  Bagged lettuces are the source, says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  A joint outbreak investigation is underway between the CDC, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and public health and regulatory officials in affected states to determine the scope and cause of a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections that have been linked to bagged salad mix produced by Fresh Express containing iceberg lettuce, carrots, and red cabbage.  This potentially…
It’s planting season at my house. Mint and scallions are in; carrots are starting to sprout; the celery I planted a few weeks ago has already grown two small stalks. Tubers in the garden are starting to sprout above the ground. Basil transplants are blooming; their mother plant, recently trimmed back, is getting ready to flower again. My gardening operation isn’t much, considering. It’s haphazard, new, and not much to look at. But it is…