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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

Possible breach of food defense leads to recall of chicken products

Minnesota’s GNP Company, based in Cold Spring, late Saturday recalled approximately 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The company discovered sand and black soil was turning up in some of the products, and reported it to… Continue Reading

Botulism risk spurs Minnesota to issue warning on dried fish

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers in the Brooklyn Park metro area to avoid eating dried uneviscerated fish after city and state officials discovered such products were being sold at three grocery stores there. Officials reported finding the products at: African International Market, Brooklyn Park; Valu Foods African Market, Brooklyn Park; and Fountains African… Continue Reading

A Timeline of Chipotle’s Five Outbreaks

The multistate E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle that began in October has garnered extensive national coverage, but it’s just one of five outbreaks the “fast casual” restaurant chain has had to deal with since July. The other four outbreaks took place in single states; however, three of them were larger than the multistate outbreak…. Continue Reading

Granny Smith Apples Sold in Minnesota Recalled for Potential Contamination

Northstar Produce Inc. of St. Louis Park, MN, is recalling 33 cases of Granny Smith size 175-ct. apples because a test performed on a sample of the apples indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, and/or Enterohemorrhagic E. coli. The Granny Smith size 175-ct. apples were sold at Mike’s Discount Foods, 230 Osborn Ave., Fridley, MN,… Continue Reading

Federal, State Officials Investigating Minnesota Salmonella Outbreaks

Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), and the Minnesota Departments of Health (MDH) and Agriculture are investigating two outbreaks of Salmonella enteritidis linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken entrées. In the first outbreak, MDH identified four people infected with a… Continue Reading

Two Salmonella Outbreaks in Minnesota Linked to Frozen Raw Breaded Poultry Products

The Minnesota Department of Public Health is urging consumers to handle raw chicken products carefully and cook them thoroughly after seven recent cases of salmonellosis in Minnesota have been linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees. The illnesses prompted health officials to remind consumers that the products may look cooked, but are… Continue Reading

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert About Minnesota Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Prepared Chicken Products

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by two separate strains of Salmonella that may be associated with raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken products. These items may be labeled “chicken cordon bleu” or “chicken Kiev.” The State of Minnesota… Continue Reading