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Lawsuit Filed Against California Restaurant Linked to March Salmonella Outbreak

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Two California women are suing Don Antonio’s, claiming they were both infected with Salmonella after meeting for lunch at the popular West Los Angeles Mexican restaurant. Tamara T. Tayarani and Margaret Howard were not alone since numerous Don Antonio’s customers took to social media, including Yelp and Twitter, to spread the word about the March illnesses they blamed… Continue Reading

Health Code Violations in Boston Not Unusual, Not Acceptable

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Recent news that nearly half of Boston’s restaurants were cited for serious health code violations last year is not out of the norm but is still alarming. “At least two violations that can cause food-borne illness — the most serious of three levels — were discovered at more than 1,350 restaurants across Boston during 2014,” reported the… Continue Reading

PCA Defense Attorney Calls Page in FDA Agent’s Diary ‘Suspect’

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A forensic expert should be hired by the court to determine if a page in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration agent’s diary was tampered with before last summer’s trial of Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) executives. That’s the latest request from court-appointed defense attorney Thomas G. Ledford, who represents Mary Wilkerson, the former manager… Continue Reading

Data Software Company Aims to Revolutionize Access to Restaurant Inspection Scores

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Imagine being able to travel to any city in the country — or even the world — and pull up Yelp, Urbanspoon, or a similar smartphone app and instantly access a universal health inspection scoring system for the restaurants you might want to patronize. You could immediately see which restaurants failed recent health inspections, had major… Continue Reading

Natural Grocers Macadamia Nuts Recalled for Salmonella Risk

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Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a natural grocery chain based in Lakewood, CO, is recalling two lots of Natural Grocers brand macadamia nuts as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall was initiated after the company was notified of positive Salmonella test results in product sampled by the U.S. Food and… Continue Reading