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More than 1,000 students in 10 schools hit with food poisoning


It began with school buses rushing vomiting students suffering from food poisoning to area hospitals — that was the scene earlier this week in King Williams Town in South Africa. Hundreds of grade school students were taken to two provincial hospitals as they experienced stomach aches and vomiting, just after eating their government-provided school lunches. Ambulances,… Continue Reading

Stewart’s Sportade Fruit Punch recalled for undeclared milk

Stewart's Sportade Fruit Punch

Stewart’s Shops Corp. of Saratoga Springs, NY, is recalling certain units of Stewart’s Sportade Fruit Punch Isotonic Beverage because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. About 1,600 units of the affected product were distributed in upstate… Continue Reading

Don’t let your goblins gobble down pathogens this Halloween

boy bobbing for apples

Two of the most popular ingredients for Halloween celebrations can cause nightmarish results in the form of gastric distress that can haunt partiers for days or longer. Apple cider has long been a beverage of choice for Halloween and other autumn gatherings, but if it’s not been pasteurized it can contain Cryptosporidium, Salmonella, E. coli… Continue Reading

Cookbooks in the kitchen called ‘bio-hazard waiting to happen’


A U.K. food safety expert says that cookbooks have so much potentially harmful bacteria clinging to their pages that they should be banned from the kitchen. According to Richard Conroy, home cooks are underestimating the food poisoning dangers posed by simply leafing through their favorite compilation of recipes. “We’ve all got them at home – rows… Continue Reading

Meat, poultry recalled for misbranding, allergen and no inspections


Union, NJ-based Gaiser’s European Style Provision Inc. has recalled 3,895 pounds of chicken and pork bologna products due to misbranding, undeclared allergens, and being formulated with meat and poultry products that were not federally inspected, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products may contain nonfat dry milk,… Continue Reading

Tainted tahina recalled by Michigan’s Sinbad Foods


West Bloomfield Township, located 30 miles northwest of Detroit, is the latest location for a tahini product recall. Sinbad Foods, located at 6251 Haggerty Road, said in a Tuesday news release that 1-pound and 2-pound containers of its Tahina Telkef with “packed on” dates of Oct. 7, 2016, and “sell by” dates of Dec. 5,… Continue Reading

Australian research reveals how Campylobacter bacteria work


A newly published study by Australian researchers describes how particularly virulent strains of Campylobacter jejuni are able to cause gastroenteritis in humans. It is reportedly the first time such a bacterial sensor has been identified. Researchers at the Griffith University Institute for Glycomics near Brisbane say that their results suggest it may be possible to create… Continue Reading

Foreign materials in Wild Planet chicken cans require recall


Following consumer complaints and one potential injury, Crider Inc. in Stillmore, GA, Tuesday recalled 5,610 pounds of canned organic roasted chicken breast that may be contaminated with foreign materials according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The cans of Wild Planet brand organic roasted chicken breast were produced on Jan. 16…. Continue Reading

Shigellosis outbreak at elementary school kept quiet for weeks


Public health and school officials in Randolph County, MO, are investigating an outbreak of Shigellosis that they have been quietly monitoring for weeks. The county health department issued a news release Monday, more than three weeks after Moberly School District officials notified parents of students at South Park Elementary School of the outbreak. “No definite… Continue Reading

Chicken and dumplings recalled for undeclared allergen


St. Clair Foods Inc. of Memphis, TN, is recalling about 26,800 pounds of chicken and dumplings due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. The chicken and dumplings were produced on various dates from Sept. 13 through Oct. 6. The products contain milk, a… Continue Reading