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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Officials don’t know distribution details on problematic sauce

Colorado officials issued a health alert Friday warning consumers that Par’s Natural Foods “Pueblo Green Chili Sauce” may be contaminated with the bacteria that causes botulism poisoning, but as of Tuesday afternoon they still did not know if the implicated sauce had been distributed outside the state. “At this point, we’re continuing to collect information… Continue Reading

Raw milk distribution ongoing despite Campylobacter outbreak

As may as 20 people are sick in Colorado in an ongoing Campylobacter outbreak, with multiple public health agencies reporting the most likely cause is raw milk from Larga Vista Ranch — some of which appears to have been distributed illegally. “All the individuals who were sickened reported drinking raw milk from Larga Vista Ranch,”… Continue Reading

Summit County public health official takes issue with coverage

Opinion

I am writing to express my disappointment in your Aug. 10 story, “Privately provided stool samples flush out Salmonella outbreak.” The story does not accurately characterize or describe the general policies of the Summit County Public Health Department or the specific actions that were carried out related to this particular outbreak. Summit County Public Health,… Continue Reading

Privately provided stool samples flush out Salmonella outbreak

Clarification: After the original version of this article was published, Summit County Public Health officials informed Food Safety News that the department had actually collected more than 70 stool samples in connection with the Salmonella outbreak. They said all samples were submitted for laboratory testing. For more information on Summit County’s response to this outbreak, please see… Continue Reading

Costco Chicken Salad Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in CO, UT, MT and WA

In a statement posted Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced that it is working with other western states and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate illnesses due to E. coli O157:H7 from chicken salad purchased at Colorado Costco stores in late October. The… Continue Reading

CO Officials: Infected Food Handler Suspected Source of 3 Typhoid Fever Cases

Colorado public health officials have confirmed three cases of typhoid fever among individuals who had eaten at a Mexican restaurant in Firestone, CO, this past August. Two of them were hospitalized, and all three have recovered. No new cases have been reported. Officials from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Weld County… Continue Reading

Cucumbers Likely Cause of Jimmy John’s E. Coli Outbreak

Eating Jimmy John’s sandwiches with cucumbers imported from Mexico was the likely cause of a Denver-area E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that occurred in October 2013, according to a new 27-page state investigative report. The investigation, by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and several local public health departments in the Denver area,… Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: An Almost Ban on Most Marijuana Edibles

Opinion

When history is written about Colorado’s 10-month-old experiment with recreational marijuana, events of the past week should be good for at least a chapter. Dr. Larry Wolk, the state’s chief medical officer and the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), came out for a ban on most marijuana-infused products… Continue Reading