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209 Sickened with Clostridium at Church Dinner

209 people have fallen ill with Clostridium infection in an outbreak that occurred at a church dinner in Canada’s Prince Edward Island on April 28, according to the province’s Chief Public Health Office. Public health officials have tested roast beef and gravy left over from the event and believe the Clostridium bacteria grew on the… Continue Reading

Minnesota Shows How to Cook for a Crowd

This time last year, Minnesota public health officials found themselves in the path of a political tornado – a classic clash between government and religion. Thousands of church leaders and others around the state had been alerted that the state was imposing new health standards on church potlucks and bake sales – what became known… Continue Reading

Illnesses Associated with Church Barbeque

More than 40 people became ill following a barbecue fundraiser in South Carolina, and the state Department of Health and Environmental Control is now advising that any food purchased at the Sept. 16 and 17 event at York’s Grace Covenant Church should be thrown away. All of the people who became ill are reporting the… Continue Reading