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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

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Rat Czar to the rescue — Comment now on USDA chicken plan — Cleanup on Aisle 2; pooh on you

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. Man sprays produce with feces-scented liquid A Harris Teeter store in South Carolina has reopened after a man allegedly sprayed fresh produce with what is believed to be… Continue Reading

Listeria prompts recall of fresh-cut vegetables in 9 states

A Texas company is recalling 30,000 cases of fresh-cut vegetable products from eight retail chains — including Wal-Mart, QuikTrip and Publix — after a random sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Country Fresh LLC of Conroe, TX, distributed various combinations of 45 different fresh-cut vegetable products to retailers in nine states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,… Continue Reading

Citing Food Safety Risk, Retailer Removes Unrefrigerated Caramel Apples From Stores

The Kroger Co. of Cincinnati, OH, announced Thursday, Oct. 15, that its retail grocery stores would withdraw from sale unrefrigerated caramel apples that have been pierced with dipping sticks due to new scientific evidence that the product, if left unrefrigerated, may present a health risk. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Continue Reading

Hepatitis A Cases Hit 61 in Townsend Farms Berry Outbreak

At least 61 people have been found sickened with hepatitis A in the outbreak linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Berry Mix sold at Costco stores, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those illness are spread across seven U.S. states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. Of the… Continue Reading

Case Count Rises to 49 in Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Frozen Berries

Product now known to have been sold at Harris Teeter

The number of hepatitis A infections linked to a frozen berry mix sold nationwide has now climbed to 49, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday. That announcement came on the heels of the first formal recall of the implicated product, which was issued by the maker of the berry mix, Oregon-based Townsend Farms,… Continue Reading

Grocery Recalls Seafood Products Made with Potentially Contaminated Onions

A grocery store with locations in North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia issued a voluntary recall of eight seafood products Friday because they were made with onions that may be contaminated with Listeria. North Carolina-based Harris Teeter grocery chain is recalling a variety of foods served in its Service Seafood Department because… Continue Reading