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Legislatures Weigh Bills on Soda Labels, Microbeads, Marijuana, Powdered Alcohol, Among Others

State legislatures remain in session from Alabama to Wyoming, with food safety mostly getting only a light touch from lawmakers who seem largely focused on budgets and education in this non-election year. In Alabama, where a new cottage food bill took effect last June 1, Extension services are getting more money for training people to… Continue Reading

59 in Mississippi Ill from Salmonella Tied to One Restaurant

The Salmonella outbreak in Corinth has now been pinned on a single restaurant, so there is no threat to the general public in northeast Mississippi, the state health department advises. But the Don Julio Mexican Restaurant in Corinth, MS is closed indefinitely after 59 of its customers and employees have returned cultures positive for Salmonella. “Our… Continue Reading

Source Unknown in Mississippi Salmonella Cases

It is not unusual for Mississippi’s 82 counties to log 200 confirmed cases of Salmonella a month, yet a cluster of 11 cases that has popped up in the northeast town of Corinth is getting the attention of state health officials. No definitive source for Corinth outbreak has been determined. Some experiencing symptoms were admitted… Continue Reading

Feds Declare Gulf Fisheries Disaster

Sample test results of oysters and water will be on the agenda today when the Louisiana Oyster Task Force meets in New Orleans.  It comes a day after the federal government reportedly issued a fisheries disaster declaration for three Gulf states, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Louisiana officials and the industry are trying to wrap their… Continue Reading