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Unlicensed store owner won’t say where he got food, raw milk

Officials shut down operation; products included milk from dairy responsible for 2010 outbreak

Health inspectors have shut down a Minneapolis food seller because he was operating without a license, selling raw dairy products and uninspected meat, and refused to provide information on the origin of the products. Armed with a search warrant, public health officials went into the unlicensed operation, doing business as Uptown Locavore, at 3137 Hennepin… Continue Reading

Tainted Guinea Pig Meat Suspected Cause of Minneapolis Salmonella Outbreak

Salmonella was confirmed in a number of people hospitalized earlier this month after consuming a traditional Ecuadorean dish containing guinea pig at a Minneapolis street fair. However, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Wednesday that some of the 81 people sickened had not eaten the dish. The report quoted a city spokesman saying that while the… Continue Reading