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Nearly half of NYC schools had critical food violations in 2017

Nearly half of public school cafeterias in New York City racked up at least one dangerous health code violation this past year, including evidence of rats and mice, roaches and flies. An analysis of city Health Department data conducted by student journalists at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism found 1,150… Continue Reading

CDC director resigns after reports of conflicts of interest

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigned Wednesday following reports that she bought shares in a tobacco company, among other financial dealings that presented a conflict of interest. “Dr. Fitzgerald owns certain complex financial interests that have imposed a broad recusal limiting her ability to complete all of her… Continue Reading

Employee hepatitis A case confirmed at another Huddle House

Another case of hepatitis A has been confirmed in a food handler who worked while potentially contagious at a Huddle House restaurant in Missouri. Everyone who ate at the Huddle House restaurant in Poplar Bluff, MO, between Jan. 3 and Jan. 17 is advised to ask their doctors about what post-exposure steps they can take… Continue Reading

Aussie baker apologizes for Salmonella outbreak, then re-opens

An Australian bakery owner started the New Year by making a “heartfelt apology” for causing an outbreak of Salmonella at Christmas time. He is hoping to save the 50-year-old business and the jobs of his 40 employees by getting the community’s support. Nathan Assender, owner of Gawler South Bakery in Adelaide, Australia, has re-opened after… Continue Reading

E. coli cases linked to romaine lettuce; 21 sick, 10 hospitalized

UPDATED 8:10 p.m. EST — Outbreak investigators are warning the public that romaine lettuce is linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157 infections in Canada, with the potentially deadly strain having already hospitalized half of the victims. Three provincial health departments are reporting outbreak cases, with 21 sick people confirmed so far. Ten of the victims… Continue Reading

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TripAdvisor accused of cutting food safety reviews — Pathogens discriminate — What's your bag?

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, brought to you today with the support of iwaspoisoned.com. TripAdvisor deleted reviews about food poisoning TripAdvisor is under fire for allegedly censoring consumers’ warnings about injuries, assaults… Continue Reading

An angler’s fantasy: Safer fish for all

Everything you always wanted to know about Salmonella and fish, but were afraid to ask

Opinion

A study from the University of Adiyaman in Turkey suggests that because of the presence and abundance of 30,0000 known species of fish, the aquatic animals form the largest group in the animal kingdom used for the production of different animal-based foods. While this makes fish one of the most sought after ingredients in the… Continue Reading

Food Safety Month: Memories and myth busting

Opinion

Growing up, September always meant the beginning the school year. But now, entering my 16th year of schooling, September has taken on a new meaning as a graduate student who is passionate about raising the awareness for the FDA‘s National Food Safety Month. The second of four children, I was fortunate enough to have parents who educated me on the importance… Continue Reading