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We want to do our part to make our nation’s food system safer by providing information, awareness, education, and if needed, access to the courts.

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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Getting the maximum amount of money you are entitled to after suffering from a severe case of food poisoning is important, especially when someone else’s negligence has made you ill. Restaurants and any other party involved in the chain of distribution of food, have an obligation to sell products that are safe to consume. When they fail, you may have the right to file a lawsuit to recover the following damages. Economic Damages Economic damages,…
Another Romaine lettuce E coli outbreak?  Tanimura & Antle Romaine Lettuce has been linked to two cases of E. coli O157:H7 in Michigan.  A routine sample of the lettuce collected at a Walmart in Comstock Park, MI, and tested by MDARD’s Laboratory Division confirmed positive for E. coli 0157:H7. Further analysis conducted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services laboratory determined that the strain of E. coli recovered from the product sample is highly related genetically to E.…
The CDC and FDA have announced two mysterious outbreaks this week. At this time, no particular food item(s) have been identified and no recalls have been announced. Could this mean another Leafy Greens Ecoli Outbreak? Outbreaks Abound – What We Know Outbreak #1  21 people in 8 states are ill 8 people have been hospitalized 1 person (from Michigan) has died. Illness onset dates range from June 6, 2020 to October 5, 2020 The patient…
In response to supply chain shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in late May the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released, without warning, new temporary guidance that allows manufacturers facing those supply chain shortages to substitute ingredients without changing food labels.  For those with food allergies, this is a very scary thing! Without further ado – FDA Guidelines for Food Allergens: Limits to Regulation Are Not Sufficient to Calm Concern There are limits to…
Who doesn’t enjoy a good juice bar?! I certainly enjoy a delicious smoothie from time to time.  Unfortunately, even fresh fruits and vegetable can become contaminated with Salmonella. Currently, officials are investigating a juice bar salmonella outbreak, that has left two people hospitalized in Woodbury, MN. Approximately 700-1000 Salmonella infections are reported each year in Minnesota. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Contaminated food does not usually show signs of contamination. It appears…
It’s almost Halloween! In a normal year, we all know what sort of celebrations this would entail. Unfortunately, this year is not normal. It’s COVID Halloween. There’s an ongoing public health crisis. Uncontrolled community spread of the novel coronavirus is ongoing. As of this writing, cases are up, and deaths, previously wrestled down from peak levels, have climbed back up above the thousand a day mark. So, given the facts, what can we get away…
Deli meats are the cause of 10 illnesses and one death in the United States this month. According to the latest CDC notice, the agency and the FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to deli meats. One person, in Florida, has died. Here is everything you need to know about this Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak: The Outbreak According to the CDC, 10 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria have been reported…
Check your mushrooms people! The FDA, the CDC, and state and local partners are investigating an ongoing multistate outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections linked to wood ear mushrooms imported by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. of Sanxta Fe Springs, CA. Here is everything we know about this Salmonella Mushroom Outbreak. What Mushrooms are Affected? Wood ear mushrooms are a dried mushroom, also commonly labelled or referred to as Kikurage, Dried Black Fungus, Dried Fungus, or Mu’er/Mu…
Tippecanoe County Department of Health announced today that it is investigating a cluster of Salmonella cases linked to West Lafayette grocery store La Aldea Grocery Store at 2801 Klondike Road. The TC DOH department is coordinating with the state Department of Health on its investigation into this La Aldea Store Salmonella Outbreak. What We Know About this La Aldea Store Salmonella Outbreak The health department has not yet released any information about the number of…