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Oh Rats! They Carry Salmonella, Too

Along with reports of Salmonella infection outbreaks involving contact with chicks and ducks, tiny turtles and pet frogs, add 46 cases of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- infection linked to handling rodents sold as food for pet reptiles and amphibians. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in its April 20 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report “Notes… Continue Reading

Produce Co, Dairy Receive FDA Warnings

Mid South Produce Distributors in Nashville has taken “prompt action” to control the pest problems it was experiencing at its food processing and storage facility earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in an April 13 “Warning Letter.” Mid South, a whole fruit and vegetable distributor, has been making progress in… Continue Reading

Droppings Found in PA Capitol Cafeteria

Last week, state officials closed down two cafeterias and five snack bars in the Pennsylvania Capitol building after finding an infestation of rodent droppings. The droppings, which were determined to have come primarily from mice, were found in the Capitol’s main cafeteria, where hundreds of state workers and visiting civilians eat every day. The Pennsylvania… Continue Reading