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Ginger Powder recalled for possible Salmonella contamination

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California-based Lords Organics LLC has recalled Organic Veda Ginger Powder sold on Amazon because it might be  contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections especially in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Others  infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal… Continue Reading

Organic pesto recalled after test shows Listeria contamination

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Routine pathogen testing revealed Listeria contamination in The Farming Fish brand of organic basil pesto with watercress, spurring the Oregon company to recall the product, which was distributed to retailers in the state. In addition to recalling the implicated lot, the company is recalling additional production runs as a precautionary measure and changing the way… Continue Reading

Diners suffer cramps, diarrhea after eating in Seattle restaurant

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A Mexican restaurant on Seattle’s Capitol Hill is under investigation by King County Public Health over a cluster of suspected cases of the bacterial toxins, Bacillus cereus or Clostridium perfringens. Both cause gastroenteritis with abdominal cramps and diarrhea. The health department says four people were sickened after dining at Rancho Bravo Tacos at 1001 East… Continue Reading

Food safety threat in plain sight; counter measures less clear

Food allergies threaten lives daily; research gaps and misinformation complicate issue

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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series about food allergies and the efforts by public health agencies, schools, legislators and parents to make it easier and safer for allergic individuals to manage risks. A chronic disease with no known cure. An emerging epidemic that affects up to 15 million people in the… Continue Reading

New testing methods account for some increases in illness stats

CDC reports Campylobacter, Salmonella cause most bacterial foodborne illnesses in 2016

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The winners for the dubious distinction of causing the most food borne illnesses for 2016 is out. According to preliminary data recently published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Campylobacter and Salmonella caused the most reported bacterial foodborne illnesses in 2016. The finding is from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance… Continue Reading