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More parasitic infections linked to Del Monte, McDonalds

At least 400 people have been infected by Cyclospora parasites in two separate outbreaks associated with vegetable-dip trays from Del Monte and salads from McDonald’s. There isn’t any evidence to indicate the two multi-state outbreaks are related, according to the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The CDC reported… Continue Reading

Parasites linked to McDonald’s likely not part of Del Monte outbreak

McDonald’s officials decided to pull salads from 3,000 of their U.S. restaurants while they work with federal and state investigators to find the specific source of Cyclospora parasites that have infected more than 100 people. The outbreak of cyclosporiasis linked to the McDonald’s salads is not thought to be related to another ongoing outbreak of… Continue Reading

Cyclospora parasite cases in 5 states – some linked to McDonald’s Salads

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received confirmation of approximately 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite.  Cases have been reported in counties across Illinois with people becoming ill starting in mid-May. The initial investigation indicates a link to consumption of McDonald’s salads produced for McDonald’s restaurants. … Continue Reading

No big boom yet in egg industry ‘cage-free’ hen housing

Egg producers would have to triple the number of laying hens kept in so-called cage-free housing to make good on their promise to meet demands for restaurant and retail chains by 2025. Only 16.8 percent of U.S. laying hens are currently in “cage-free” housing. Egg producers do not appear to be making as rapid conversion… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Besides hepatitis A, what do McDonald’s, Applebee’s and Texas Roadhouse have in common?

Opinion

Answer: They are all in Kentucky where a hepatitis A outbreak has been ongoing for months. With 272 people infected with Hepatitis A in Kentucky, restaurants must offer hepatitis A vaccines to employees – its common sense. – Full Report A McDonald’s Corp. employee in Kentucky could have potentially spread hepatitis A to customers, according to local health… Continue Reading

McDonald’s stock slips on news of hepatitis A infected worker

Another foodservice worker in Kentucky has been confirmed infected with the hepatitis A virus, but this time a McDonald’s location is implicated and the customers who ate and drank there are not the only people at risk. The fast food giant’s shareholders saw their stock dip with the news. Madison County (Kentucky) Health Department officials… Continue Reading

Briefly: Hot stockings — Healthy as a horse — Drugs down

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 Alchemy Systems. Watchdog group pleased with drug drop The Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 results show a 10 percent decrease… Continue Reading

Faces of food safety: Meet Cedric Dial of the FSIS

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Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service, republished here with permission. Cedric Dial, a consumer safety inspector in the Dallas District, has been a USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service civil servant for 18 years, while also… Continue Reading