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Trout recall for E. coli blamed on General Mills flour

recalled Clear Springs Foods trout

An “urgent” product recall issued Thursday and encouraging “immediate action” to remove breaded trout from commerce because it contains General Mills flour linked to an E. coli outbreak was still not available on the Food and Drug Administration website Monday afternoon. Clear Springs Foods Inc. of Buhl, ID, sent the recall notice to purchasing officers… Continue Reading

Researchers confirm Crohn’s often follows foodborne illnesses


Foodborne illnesses have long been suspected of leading to Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). An immune response to tissue injury has been known to causes redness, swelling and pain in the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract with the potential for also threatening the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, and anus…. Continue Reading

Illnesses linked to Costco chicken salad in Washington

This product photo is posted with the public health warning regarding Costco chicken salad.

Less than a year after Costco recalled chicken salad that sickened people across seven states another outbreak linked to the club store’s rotisserie chicken salad has been revealed — more than a month after the suspect food was sold. Only one Costco store was implicated as of Sunday when the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection… Continue Reading

Steak sandwiches added to ground beef recall for E. coli

recalled Silver Springs Farms steak sandwiches

A Pennsylvania company has expanded its E. coli-related beff recall 10-fold, adding steak sandwiches to ground beef patties and burgers recalled last week for the pathogen. The exact volume and distribution of the more than 8,000 pounds of beef products from Silver Springs Farms Inc. of Harleysville, PA, is not clear, with some of it… Continue Reading

Solo E. coli O157:H7 case investigated by Brazos County, TX


At least one case of E. coli O157:H7 in Brazos County, TX, is being investigated by local health officials, who don’t yet know the source of the pathogen. The Brazos County Health Department says a solo patient, not an outbreak, is involved. E. coli O157:H7 is often a precursor to kidney failure and even death… Continue Reading

UPDATED: BOLO for recalled ground beef in Texas after E. coli test result

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UPDATED CONTENT Sept. 29: As of today, at least one retailer that received the recalled products has been identified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A WinCo Foods location in Duncanville, TX, received some of the boneless beef trim products recalled by Caviness Beef Packers. The USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service will post additional updates… Continue Reading

Kansas researchers develop nanosensor for faster E. coli detection


Researchers at Pittsburg State University (PSU) in Pittsburg, KS, have developed a hybrid nanosensor to detect bacterial contamination from E. coli or other pathogens at concentrations as low as one colony-forming unit and to do it more quickly than existing methods. According to an abstract posted Sept. 4 by ACS Infectious Diseases, the nanosensor uses a… Continue Reading

E. coli cases traced to slaughterhouse; beef, veal, bison recalled

Adamf Farm Slaughterhouse

A Massachusetts meat company is recalling beef, veal and bison processed from July through this week because state and federal officials have linked it to a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Seven people in four states have been confirmed with infections from the outbreak strain of E. coli. Of the five victims interviewed as… Continue Reading

Another Seattle restaurant closed amid illness outbreak

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Another foodborne illness outbreak has closed another Seattle restaurant. This time around it’s the Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge in the city’s Queen Anne neighborhood. The closure notice from Public Health – Seattle & King County is brief and slim on details. As of Friday health officials couldn’t even say whether the sick people are… Continue Reading

Staff of life can pose food safety dangers

A deer makes its way through a wheat field on the Palouse region in southeast Washington. More land is planted with wheat in the world than any other crop. It provides 20 percent of the world’s caloric consumption, and 20 percent of the protein for half of the world’s poorest people. (Photo by Horst Onken)

Just as wheat is the staff of life in many human civilizations, it is as important to animals and insects. In fact, they love it, as anyone who has lived near or worked in the wheat fields very well knows. All manner of critters, including deer, birds and rodents, will seize the opportunity to dine on… Continue Reading