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Campylobacter in chicken liver parfait nearly killed British man

A British man who was admitted to intensive care after an awards banquet in October lost the use of his limbs, his speech and the ability to blink — leaving his eyes wide open and him unable to sleep. “I remember trying to communicate to my wife that I didn’t want our son to see… Continue Reading

Dairy recalls raw milk for E. coli; best-by dates through June 21

Anyone who has raw goat milk on hand from St. John Creamery should not consume it because samples have tested positive for E. coli, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal illnesses. The Monroe, WA, based creamery issued the recall Thursday. The recalled raw milk has best-by dates between June 17 and June 21. The dairy… Continue Reading

Iowa added to list of states that received melon linked to outbreak

Retailers that received the implicated melon include Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, Whole Foods/Amazon

As the FDA added another state to the list of those that received pre-cut melon implicated in a salmonellosis outbreak, the chair of the Congressional Food Safety Caucus implored federal agencies to find “what deficiencies led to this outbreak.” First reported by federal officials on June 8, the outbreak has sickened 60 people across five… Continue Reading

‘Millions’ of roaches plagued maker of Pedigree, IAMS, Cesar, other pet foods

The Mars Petcare U.S. Inc. low-acid canned pet food production facility in Columbus, OH, was crawling with an infestation of German cockroaches between October 2016 and July 2017. Mars markets wet dog and cat foods in cans, plastic tubs, and laminated pouches under the Pedigree, Cesar, Whiskas, Nutro and IAMS brands. Pet food from the plant… Continue Reading

Was that pasteurization vote with or without representation?

Some might consider putting Congress on record for or against raw milk as an accomplishment, especially it the vote wasn’t close. An amendment to House Resolution 2 that sought to allow raw milk shipments between any of the 28 states where sales are legal went down 79-331. It is thought to be the first up… Continue Reading

Dairy named: Raw milk, farm animals likely cause of new E. coli outbreak among children

UPDATE — 7:15 p.m. EDT: Knox County officials have issued a public warning, naming French Broad Farm in Knoxville, TN, as the source of unpasteurized, raw milk that is linked to an ongoing E. coli outbreak. All raw milk or other unpasteurized products from the farm should be thrown away. Anyone who has consumed the products and… Continue Reading

No quick or easy answers for using raw manure on food crops

Watch children’s first reactions at a dairy farm and you’ll see their hands quickly going up to their faces and their fingers pinching their nostrils shut. “What’s that awful smell,” they’ll ask the farmer. For a farmer who hasn’t hosted groups of students before, the first expression crossing his or her face might be one… Continue Reading

The meat of the matter

Opinion

So far not even one ounce of clean meat — real meat grown from animal cells rather than animal slaughter — has been sold in the United States, yet the U.S. Department of Agriculture is already getting an earful about the future food. It’s perhaps not surprising that some in the conventional animal agriculture industry feel threatened… Continue Reading