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Catharine Huddle

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Don’t eat that meat without taking its temperature

How do you tell if the meat or poultry you’re cooking is done? Some professional cooks say they can squeeze a piece of chicken or poke a steak with their finger and determine if it’s done. Some people go by cooking time, and some by appearance. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers… Continue Reading

More fraud in Brazil food industry; labs falsified pathogen tests

Brazilian police made new arrests this week in an investigation into a meat scandal that erupted last year. This time the target of “Operation Weak Flesh” is laboratories accused of covering up salmonella in products from food giant BRF SA, also known as Brazil Foods. “The investigation showed that five laboratories and the company’s analysis… Continue Reading

CDC issues new warning on Salmonella in kratom; 12 more sick

An investigation update on a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to kratom supplements reports a dozen more people are sick, with seven new states involved. The initial report  on Feb. 20 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 28 people across 20 states were confirmed with the outbreak strain of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:b. Forty-five percent… Continue Reading

Mr. Roboto meets Polk Salad Annie

Chowbotics hopes to deploy Sally the Salad Robot vending machines in break rooms, cafeterias

Holy Jane Jetson. Picture this. You walk into the breakroom at work and instead of – or in addition to – the tired-looking ham/chicken/egg salad sandwiches and cans of chili, there’s a vending machine chock full of fresh romaine, kale, arugula, snow peas, fresh edamame, cherry tomatoes and more. Meet Sally the Salad Robot. Not… Continue Reading

UK regulators call for nationwide review of meat-cutting plants

Great Britain’s food regulators are calling for a nationwide review of all meat-cutting plants after the discovery of serious incidents at production facilities of two major suppliers, 2 Sisters Food Group and Russell Hume. The announcement came just days after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) was criticized by a parliamentary committee for failing to take definitive… Continue Reading

Friends don’t make friends sick on Super Bowl Sunday

Opinion

I come from a long line of, “Oh, just leave that leftover chicken – or pheasant, or scrambled eggs, or fried potatoes – on the counter. Someone will eat it later.” And there they’d sit – on a small saucer on the toaster – and people would nibble at them all afternoon and into the… Continue Reading

‘Free’ trip leaves man in expensive, lifelong, parasitic nightmare

Ron and Darlene Fields had been married for 26 years when they decided to take a “free” 12-day trip to Hawaii in fall 2016. Ron was 62 then, and his construction business in Sarasota, FL, was really taking off. Darlene, who does paperwork for the company, had saved up credit card reward points so they… Continue Reading

Company stops selling vinyl gloves; cites food safety risks

Citing growing scientific evidence, specialist glove supplier Eagle Protect has discontinued selling vinyl gloves. Vinyl gloves, also called PVC gloves, contain a heavy chlorine content. PVC is a widely produced synthetic plastic polymer. The rigid form of PVC is used to make pipes. California-based Eagle Protect is not alone.  China stopped manufacturing the gloves last… Continue Reading