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Chicago E. coli outbreak linked to Bridgeport restaurant

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has linked an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), impacting at least 25 Chicago residents, to the Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill located at 300 W. 26th Street. The Bridgeport restaurant has been closed and will not participate in Taste of Chicago, which is scheduled for July… Continue Reading

Encourage Reporting of Suspected Foodborne Illness


(This article by Harlan Stueven, M.D., was published Sept. 2, 2014, in Food Safety Magazine and is reposted here with permission.) The world seemed shocked that the Noma Restaurant of Copenhagen would be implicated as a source of food poisoning. The restaurant had been awarded high ranks by Michelin. Some call it the “World’s Finest Restaurant.” But, in… Continue Reading