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State legislative season underway with food bills on the table

At least 30 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, are already open for new legislative business. Most others will join the legislative season by next month. They are essential to food safety if for no other reason than state legislatures provide all or partial funding for many of the nation’s nearly 3,000… Continue Reading

Halloween toil and trouble

Halloween celebrations can be a trick or a treat when it comes to food safety. Proper preparation by parents can go a long way for children of all ages who indulge in holiday activities and goodies. These tips and tricks will help carve out food-safe festivities for party throwers and party goers. This year’s spooky season comes amidst some significant current events into food safety, such as Colorado’s recent ban on marijuana… Continue Reading

Seafood processor warned by FDA for lack of hazard plan

A seafood processing facility in Colorado is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control point (HAACP) regulation. Officials from the FDA’s Division IV West Office of Human and Animal Foods inspected the Gypsum, CO, location of Eagle Smoked Salmon Inc. on July 13 and 17. According to an Aug. 23 warning letter recently made… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: For goodness sake, vaccinate – for Hep A

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There are now 16 dead with 292 sickened with hepatitis A in San Diego — mostly in the ignored homeless population. And, the numbers of people with this preventable disease is spiking. Colorado has 57 ill with 1 death; Michigan has 319 ill with 14 deaths; and New York has 46 ill. Other states and cities… Continue Reading

Good Food Concepts recalls beef because of E. coli O26

Good Food Concepts LLC is recalling almost 1,300 pounds of beef from unidentified retail locations, wholesale locations and restaurants in Colorado Springs, CO, after company tests showed E. coli O26 contamination. The Colorado Springs, CO, food distributor notified in-house government inspectors of the positive test results on Monday and the recall notice was posted by the USDA’s… Continue Reading

County won’t name food vendor behind Rifle Rodeo outbreak

Health officials say they’re sure food from a specific vendor at the Rifle Rodeo in Garfield County, CO, caused an outbreak that sickened 40 percent of attendees, but they won’t name the rodeo organizer or the food vendor — neither of whom obtained required permits and neither of whom will be fined. About 80 of… Continue Reading

Several dozen sick after Rifle Rodeo; public asked for help

Colorado public health officials have ruled out waterborne, airborne and person-to-person infection routes for an outbreak of illnesses among several dozen attendees of a rodeo, leaving food as a likely source. The Garfield County Public Health Department repeated its plea Friday for help from everyone who attended the rodeo in Rifle, CO, at the county… Continue Reading

Hepatitis A infection confirmed in Shop ‘N Kart bakery worker

People who ate cakes and cup cakes from the Shop ’N Kart bakery in Chehalis, WA, in recent days are urged to consult with their doctors on whether they should receive a post-exposure vaccination for Hepatitis A. Officials with the Lewis County Public Health & Social Services Department posted a notice Friday announcing the possible… Continue Reading