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Missouri

Big meat says people have a right to know if meat isn’t meat

If you’ve ever gotten in trouble for coming home with almond milk instead of cow milk, and if you favor labeling food containing GMOs because of your right to know, you are going to love Missouri House Bill 2607. It would set labeling rules to prevent anyone from slipping lab-created material or plant substances into… Continue Reading

Employee hepatitis A case confirmed at another Huddle House

Another case of hepatitis A has been confirmed in a food handler who worked while potentially contagious at a Huddle House restaurant in Missouri. Everyone who ate at the Huddle House restaurant in Poplar Bluff, MO, between Jan. 3 and Jan. 17 is advised to ask their doctors about what post-exposure steps they can take… Continue Reading

Feds trying to seize raw camel milk suspected in interstate case

Federal officials are attempting to seize more than $70,000 in raw camel milk products stored in a warehouse in Kansas City, KS, including some bearing labels from a Missouri dairy, because they were allegedly shipped in interstate commerce in violation of federal law. In an action filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, KS,… Continue Reading

Officials won’t name restaurant in ongoing Missouri outbreak

Public health officials in Missouri still have not named the restaurant in the state’s capital city where 14 out of 36 people with Salmonella infections ate before becoming ill. The Cole County Health Department is investigating the outbreak with the help of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Jefferson City Environmental… Continue Reading

Missouri dairy told to stop interstate sales of raw camel milk

A Missouri dairy owner is on notice from the FDA for selling unpasteurized, raw camel milk in interstate commerce, with the agency discounting the dairyman’s contention that camel milk is not covered by federal law. The Food and Drug Administration’s Kansas City district office sent a warning letter to Samuel P. Hostetler, owner of Hump-Back… Continue Reading

Shigellosis outbreak at elementary school kept quiet for weeks

Public health and school officials in Randolph County, MO, are investigating an outbreak of Shigellosis that they have been quietly monitoring for weeks. The county health department issued a news release Monday, more than three weeks after Moberly School District officials notified parents of students at South Park Elementary School of the outbreak. “No definite… Continue Reading

Rural school district begins year with unexplained E. coli cases

The information is sketchy, but the Columbia-Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is confirming four cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 in the Missouri county. According to Sturgeon R-V School District Superintendent Shawn Schultz, three of those cases involve school children, one of whom was a first-grader who was infected before… Continue Reading

After Salmonella Illnesses, Good Earth Eggs Recalled

Eggs produced by a Bonne Terre, Missouri facility have been linked to Salmonella illnesses in the state by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to the company. Consequently, Good Earth Egg Company announced it was recalling shell eggs eggs from its facility.   The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in mid-December  reported… Continue Reading