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Coral Beach

Coral Beach

Managing Editor Coral Beach is a print journalist with 35 years experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, trade publications and freelance clients including the Kansas City Star, the Independence Examiner and Land Line Magazine. Most recently, Beach was a reporter for The Packer newspaper, an online and broadsheet trade publication covering the fresh produce industry in North America. During her time at The Packer, Beach specialized in food safety topics related to legislation, regulation, recalls and foodborne illness outbreaks. A Jayhawk by birth and education, Beach earned a bachelor’s of science in journalism from the University of Kansas. She enjoys playing trumpet in a community concert band and shares her childhood home in Kansas City with her sister Sandy Beach.

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Scientists urge regulators to revisit 60-day rule for raw gouda

For the third time since 2005, researchers have parsed data from an E. coli O157: H7 outbreak traced to raw milk gouda cheese. For the third time, they have concluded the “60-day rule” isn’t long enough to ensure dangerous bacteria in unpasteurized gouda have died. This time around the scientists did more than publish the… Continue Reading

Michigan posts 25th hepatitis A death; restaurant worker sick

Some patrons of Red Lobster restaurant in Novi still have time for post-exposure treatment

An outbreak of hepatitis A has claimed another life in Michigan. Also, another restaurant worker has tested positive for the highly contagious virus, exposing an unknown number of people who ate at a Red Lobster in the past month. The death toll in Michigan stands at 25 as of the state health department’s most recent… Continue Reading

Chicken salad Salmonella outbreak nears 100 cases in 2 states

Health officials have identified almost 100 sick people in Iowa and at least one in Minnesota in a multi-state Salmonella outbreak investigation linked to chicken salad sold at Fareway stores. The company that supplied the deli chicken salad to Fareway Stores Inc. has not been revealed by the regional grocery chain, state officials or federal… Continue Reading

Banned pesticides found in cactus pads could poison people

California warning says some of implicated produce unaccounted for; FDA notified

Dangerously high levels of banned pesticides in edible cactus from Mexico spurred California health officials to issue a public warning today urging people to throw out the product because it could cause acute poisoning. The contaminated cactus pads may also have been distributed in other states. Washing or peeling the cactus pads, also known as… Continue Reading

Salmonella in chicken salad suspected cause of Iowa illnesses

Few details are included in a consumer alert from the Iowa Department of Public Health that warns people about a Salmonella outbreak linked to chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores. Laboratory tests have detected Salmonella in the chicken salad, which is made by a third party, according to the state alert issued Tuesday. Iowa… Continue Reading

Listeria found in NY raw milk; state urges public to throw it out

State has issued at least three other Listeria warnings since 2007 on Breese Hollow Dairy raw milk

New York officials again today warned the public to immediately dispose of unpasteurized Breese Hollow Dairy raw milk because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The state has issued Listeria alerts for the dairy’s raw milk at least three other times since 2007. The David Phippen Farm, which operates under the Breese Hollow name, suspended operations on… Continue Reading