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Chipotle stockholders’ suit says company, CDC kept secrets

Documents show CDC investigated 14 foodborne outbreaks linked to Chipotle, beginning in 2014

Stockholders’ attorneys say Chipotle Mexican Grill and federal officials knew about multiple foodborne illness outbreaks linked to the restaurant chain in 2014-15, but did not inform the public. Using Freedom of Information Act requests, the attorneys representing the Chipotle stockholders pressed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for details about the track record of… Continue Reading

Haig’s recalls Taboule Salad recalled for E. coli O157:H7 risk

Hayward, CA-based Haig’s Delicacies recalled 342 cases of Taboule Salad for risk of E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Public health officials and the company are concerned that some consumers may have the product in their home. Anyone who purchased the Haighs Delicacies Tabouli Salad are urged not to consume it. The salad should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. The recalled salads have… Continue Reading

Marine Corps searches for E. coli source in San Diego outbreak

Hundreds of Marine Corps recruits in California are sick in an E. coli outbreak  as military investigators search for the specific source of the bacterial pathogen. More than 300 recruits had been sickened as of Tuesday, according to a statement from Brig. Gen. William Jurney, commanding general of the Marine Corps Recruitment Depot in San… Continue Reading

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100-plus sick after email snafu — Man admits to feces attack — Placentas too dangerous to eat

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption. Failure to open email results in outbreak Email may be fast, but speed doesn’t matter if no one opens it. That’s exactly what happened this past… Continue Reading

BrightFarms recalls packaged salads, herbs for E. coli risk

BrightFarms is voluntarily recalling packaged produce sold in Roundy’s Supermarkets due to the potential presence of E. coli at its greenhouse farm in Rochelle, IL, in Ogle County. The affected BrightFarms branded products are sold at Mariano’s Markets in Illinois and Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save stores in Wisconsin. The recall includes the below salad… Continue Reading

Kibbeh caution: Raw recipes perfect for foodborne pathogens

A new caution notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week warns of the health risks of kibbeh, a Middle Eastern and North African dish traditionally prepared with beef or lamb combined with raw onion, cracked wheat and spices. “Although there are some versions of the dish that are baked or fried — such as Kibbeh raas, quipe, Kubba halab, or Kibbeh bil sinieh — others like… Continue Reading

Mechanically tenderized steaks recalled in Canada for E. coli

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted a recall yesterday of mechanically tenderized steaks at the request of Vantage Foods Inc. The company cited possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination as the reason for the recall. Vantage Foods Inc. distributed the meat to various Food Basics brand supermarket locations in Ontario. No other details about how the possible contamination was discovered were included… Continue Reading

Raw milk dairy out of time to appeal retail license suspension

Unless it’s in the mail, the owners of Pride & Joy Dairy missed the deadline yesterday to respond to Washington state’s suspension of their license to sell raw milk for the retail market. Two Salmonella illnesses have been traced to the dairy using genetic testing, but the dairy owners have said they do not believe… Continue Reading

Raw milk producers refuse to believe positive Salmonella tests

The showdown in Washington continues between owners of the Pride & Joy raw milk dairy and state officials in regard to pathogens that state inspectors found in the dairy’s unpasteurized organic milk. Tuesday the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) reported its latest test results, which confirmed Salmonella in the raw milk. Friday the department… Continue Reading

Ohio meat-poultry company recalls products for bacteria risk

Newswanger Meats in Ohio recalled more than a ton of beef, pork and chicken products after routine county tests showed bacteria in the company’s water supply for its processing facility. The Shiloh, OH, company distributed the meat and poultry products to Ohio City Provisions, a butcher and grocery store, and Fresh Fork Market in Cleveland…. Continue Reading