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Update: 216 Sickened in Outbreak Linked to North Carolina Restaurant


The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported Monday that 216 cases of diarrheal illness have been identified which are associated with eating food from the Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington, NC. The case distribution includes 15 North Carolina counties and five states.  Of the North Carolina people sickened, 77 percent are residents of Davidson… Continue Reading

Trail Mix, Bulk Macadamia Nuts Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

Free Range fruit and nut trail mix label

Rocky Mountain Foods Inc. of Denver is recalling certain lots of Island Fruit and Nut Trail Mix packaged under the Free Range Snack Co. brand, and certain lots of bulk Macadamia Nuts, both due to possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have recently purchased the items with the BEST BY… Continue Reading

44 Salmonella Cases in Canada Linked to Frozen Raw Breaded Poultry Products


The Canadian government is warning consumers about the safety of breaded chicken nuggets, chicken burgers and strips after 44 people have been sickened with Salmonella. The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella infections in Ontario,… Continue Reading

Cattle Producer Associations Run From Hot to Cold on COOL


The move in Congress to repeal mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law for beef, pork and chicken is again turning up the fault lines among the three major organizations that represent American cattle producers. While there are numerous state and local affiliates, the three big groups are: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), based in Denver and… Continue Reading

The Expanding Role of HACCP


The food safety management system known as HACCP has come a long way since its development for the American space program. It has become an integral part of the country’s entire food safety system. “HACCP has had the biggest impact on ensuring the safety of food ever since it was implemented,” says Jenny Scott, senior… Continue Reading