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Canada upgrades Paolini meat warning to recall status

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A public warning about sausage from Paolini’s Sausage and Meats of Calgary, Alberta, has been upgraded to a recall with additional meats added to the list of products that may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. “Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments should not sell or use the recalled… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Could announcing July E. coli outbreak have prevented Chipolte’s fall

Opinion

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Yesterday, with the announcement of an expanded criminal investigation and slumping sales, combined with a stock price creeping slightly back up from the bottom after a multi-billion dollar free fall, it does make you wonder if Chipotle could have turned its bus around before it drove off this cliff? Now it could be facing criminal… Continue Reading

Chipotle plans $50 million ad blitz amidst expanded federal criminal investigation

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Characterizing a string of foodborne illness outbreaks as an “unfortunate set of events,” Chipotle Mexican Grill’s founder Steve Ells reported the chain’s net income dropped 44 percent in the last quarter of 2015. Ells’ co-CEO Montgomery Moran revealed more bad news yesterday during the Denver company’s quarterly earnings conference call — the Department of Justice… Continue Reading

UPDATED: CDC declares Chipotle E. coli outbreaks over; cause unknown

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The two most recent outbreaks linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants appear to be over, according to federal officials who say the root cause of the E. coli infections has not been determined. Testing of fresh produce, meat and other foods from Chipotle restaurants has not provided investigators with much insight, according to the Centers… Continue Reading

Nothing ruled out yet as cause of Chipotle E. coli outbreaks

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As executives with Chipotle Mexican Grill prepare a new advertising campaign — sans food safety references — federal officials say nothing has been ruled out as the root cause of E. coli outbreaks among the chain’s customers. However, Chipotle officials suggested they have information about the cause of some of their customers’ illnesses in a… Continue Reading

Patchwork of state regs on raw milk blankets the country

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There’s more than one way to skin a cat. That’s especially true when looking at how states are tangling with the dilemma of how to regulate the sale of raw milk. Even though federal law requires any milk that’s sold across state lines to be pasteurized and prohibits the sale of raw milk across state… Continue Reading

Chipotle execs say ‘confused’ customers will be back soon

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Chipotle Mexican Grill’s executive team boosted Wall Street’s confidence in the company by characterizing the chain’s customers as confused and predicting they would all return by next year. The occupants of the Denver-based chain’s C-Suite discussed public reaction and corporate responses to a string of Salmonella, E. coli and norovirus outbreaks linked to their restaurants… Continue Reading

Mother of Jack in The Box outbreak victim dies

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Suzanne Kiner, food safety advocate and mother of one of the child victims of the infamous 1993 Jack in The Box E. coli outbreak, died Jan. 5, 2016, at age 67. Kiner’s daughter Brianne was 9 years old in 1993 when she contracted what developed into a life-threatening infection from E. coli in a fast food hamburger…. Continue Reading

Federal grand jury subpoenas Chipotle records

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Officials with Chipotle Mexican Grill say they will “fully cooperate” after receiving a subpoena from a federal grand jury seeking documents related to a norovirus outbreak at a restaurant in Simi Valley, Calif. The subpoena, issued in December 2015, came out of a grand jury from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California,… Continue Reading

Lydia’s 10 Favorite Food Safety News Articles

Opinion

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Editor’s Note:  Food Safety News  Washington D.C. correspondent Lydia Zuraw for the past two and one half  years will after today be found reporting for nonprofit Kaiser Health News.   She was kind enough to leave us some departing thoughts on the work she did for our readers. —– During my time with Food Safety… Continue Reading