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Jack in the Box E. coli Outbreak – 25th Anniversary

Editor’s Note:  The following remembrance of the Jack-in-the-Box E. coli outbreak was penned by our Publisher Bill Marler and first posted in Food Poison Journal on Dec. 26.   We are republishing it here on the eve of one of the most infamous outbreaks of all time. — In January 1993, the Washington State Department… Continue Reading

The Rare Burger Issue


As part of my daily public health mission, I track foodborne outbreaks and teach food safety. I do the latter to try to reduce the former, anywhere, anytime, any way I can introduce it into conversation because everyone should be served safe food. Recently, on a rare night out, I was trying to order a hamburger… Continue Reading

Some Walmart Burgers Caught in Nationwide Beef Recall

Walmart announced late yesterday that Jensen Meat Company, Inc., as a “Consignee” was implementing a third-party voluntary recall in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The recall was prompted after Rancho Feeding Corp. advised Jensen Meat that raw materials used in whole or in part must be removed from commerce in accordance with FSIS… Continue Reading