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100-plus sick after email snafu — Man admits to feces attack — Placentas to dangerous to eat

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption. Failure to open email results in outbreak Email may be fast, but speed doesn’t matter if no one opens it. That’s exactly what happened this past… Continue Reading

2nd pathogen in fundraiser outbreak; jambalaya still suspect

A second pathogen is in play in a northeast Louisiana outbreak thought to be caused by jambalaya served at a softball fundraising event Monday. By Friday afternoon, 125 people were confirmed sick and investigators found some of them are positive for the bacterium Clostridium perfringens. Thursday state health officials said they had confirmed Salmonella in… Continue Reading

Raw milk dairy out of time to appeal retail license suspension

Unless it’s in the mail, the owners of Pride & Joy Dairy missed the deadline yesterday to respond to Washington state’s suspension of their license to sell raw milk for the retail market. Two Salmonella illnesses have been traced to the dairy using genetic testing, but the dairy owners have said they do not believe… Continue Reading

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Noro's no fun, even in Hawaii — Comment now on label delay — Raw milk issues across the pond

Herringbone prepares to reopen after outbreak Dozens more people who ate at the posh Herringbone restaurant have been confirmed with norovirus since the owners voluntarily closed down Thursday, but some local media is reporting the Waikiki restaurant is scheduled to reopen today. As of this weekend, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 45 confirmed cases… Continue Reading

Cooperstown Cheese Co. raw milk cheese positive for Listeria

New York inspectors today confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in Toma brand raw milk cheese, prompting them to warn consumers against eating the product made by Cooperstown Cheese Co. LLC. The company recalled the cheese “from customers” on Oct. 6, but neither the company nor the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets posted that recall information… Continue Reading

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Ben & Jerry’s dumps glyphosate — They’re not just shuckin’ corn — Top food cop plans to stay put

Every hour of every day people around the world people are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption. They’re not just shuckin’ corn in Nebraska Scientists in the Corn Husker State earned recognition yesterday for their leadership on a seven-year research project to… Continue Reading

State OKs raw milk dairy to resume sales; Brucella risk remains

Texas health officials agreed yesterday to allow a raw milk dairy to resume sales, but warned that the threat of antibiotic-resistant brucellosis infection remains for anyone who drank the dairy’s unpasteurized milk this summer. The strain of antibiotic-resistant Brucella (RB51) bacteria, isolated from a woman in a Texas hospital, is a genetic match for Brucella… Continue Reading

Lower Salmonella rate results in new U.K. advice on raw eggs

Benefits of eating raw or lightly cooked eggs from British hens now exceed the risks, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the United Kingdom. Therefore, FSA has changed its official advice, which previously warned infants, children, pregnant women and the elderly against eating eggs that had not been thoroughly cooked. The revised advice, based… Continue Reading

Raw milk producers refuse to believe positive Salmonella tests

The showdown in Washington continues between owners of the Pride & Joy raw milk dairy and state officials in regard to pathogens that state inspectors found in the dairy’s unpasteurized organic milk. Tuesday the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) reported its latest test results, which confirmed Salmonella in the raw milk. Friday the department… Continue Reading