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Fresh sprouts from Denver linked to 9-state outbreak

At least 30 people across nine states have fallen ill in an outbreak of Salmonella infections traced to “Living Alfalfa Sprouts” supplied by Sprouts Extraordinaire of Denver. A number of the victims reported eating fresh sprouts at several different restaurants before becoming ill, according to the Friday afternoon outbreak announcement from the Centers for Disease… Continue Reading

More money for scoreless restaurant inspections advances in Colorado

Colorado will know by mid-May if Senate Republicans were as quick to make a deal with the restaurant industry as were House Democrats. The outcome could mean more money to pay for local restaurant inspections, but it could also mean more murky reports on those inspections. At issue is House Bill 16-1401, which the Democrat-controlled lower chamber approved… Continue Reading

13.5 Tons of Beef Recalled for Possible E. Coli Contamination

Denver’s Lombardi Brothers Meats issued a July Fourth eve recall of approximately 26,975 pounds of tenderized steak and ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). No illnesses are yet known to be associated with the meat, which was distributed… Continue Reading

COOL Act Moves to U.S. District Court in Denver

An act that would require meat, chicken and fish to be sold with a label indicating their country of origin has made its way to district court after being struck down by the World Trade Organization. The U.S. Country of Origin Labeling Act, also known as the “COOL Act,” which was found by WTO to… Continue Reading

60 Hospitalized in Denver After Eating Charity Dinner

At least 60 people have been hospitalized after eating at a Denver homeless shelter Sunday night. Less than an hour after eating a turkey dinner served at the Denver Rescue Mission at 7 p.m., dozens of meal recipients began to vomit and became dehydrated from fluid loss. Emergency responders were called to both Denver Rescue… Continue Reading

Denver Defends New Restaurant Inspection Scheme

Bob McDonald, Denver’s environmental health director, wants restaurateurs and the public at large to understand how the city now enforces inspections. McDonald met Tuesday with some of Denver’s restaurateurs who are upset because more fines are being levied after inspections. The city and county of Denver two years ago decided to adopt a new fee… Continue Reading

Denver Restaurateurs Say Inspections Being Used to Raise Cash

Denver’s restaurateurs hurting from the Great Recession agreed to a deal in which the Department of Environmental Health stopped posting reports of critical violations for customers to see, in exchange for accepting higher fines for infractions.   But two years later, some members of the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) believe the Mile High City has… Continue Reading