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Cannabis 101: Cues to determine shelf life of that newly legal marijuana

Food safety experts usually don’t see shelf life or expiration dates as big issues, but survey results consistently show that the public worries about those use-by and best-buy dates. It only stands to reason, then, that those who smoke or munch on marijuana would have similar concerns. Stepping up to help those worried about possibly aging… Continue Reading

E. Coli Outbreak Traced to Chocolate Dessert Served at Reno Restaurant

The source of the E. coli contamination which recently sickened patrons of a popular Reno, NV, restaurant has been identified as a chocolate mousse dessert. “It was a chocolate marquee mousse, basically a chocolate cake with frosting,” Phil Ulibarri, public information officer for the Washoe County Health District, told Food Safety News. The Washoe County Health District… Continue Reading

Tour of State Legislatures Finds Spotty Interest in Food Safety Issues

Since 2010, there have been waves of bills involving food and food safety washing through state capitals on subjects such as cottage foods, agricultural security, raw milk, and labeling food products containing genetically modified ingredients. The 2015 legislative sessions underway in 47 of the 50 states are different. In this second part of our look… Continue Reading

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Cashew Cheese Sickens 15

At least 15 people in the western U.S. have been sickened with Salmonella in an outbreak linked to pasteurized cashew cheese produced by The Cultured Kitchen, according to the California Department of Public Health. Three patients have been hospitalized. Of the 15 who became ill, 12 reside in California. The company has initiated a voluntary… Continue Reading

Nevada Church Potluck Infected 150 People With Salmonella

An interim report from the Southern Nevada Health District states that approximately 140-150 people were infected with Salmonella after attending, or coming into contact with attendees of, a potluck dinner in Logandale, NV, on Oct. 19. There were 250 people in attendance at the dinner, which ABC News reported took place at a local Church… Continue Reading

New Attempt to Open Las Vegas to Raw Milk Sales

The seven-member Clark County Commission is the target of a new lobbying campaign to open the Las Vegas market to the sale of milk that has not been pasteurized. Raw milk sales in Nevada are currently limited to counties with local raw milk commissions, and Clark County has not established one. Earlier this year, the… Continue Reading

Gov. Sandoval Vetoes Bill to Open Nevada to Raw Milk

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Thursday vetoed a bill to allow raw milk produced in rural Nye County to be distributed statewide, including the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The Republican governor said his veto of Assembly Bill 209 (AB209) was prompted by the health concerns surrounding unpasteurized milk. He said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration… Continue Reading

Nevada Governor Will Have 5-10 Days To Decide AB 209’s Fate

The end of any legislative session can get a little chaotic. In Carson City, they’re having end-of-session parties this weekend with adjournment coming no later than Monday, but the already passed Assembly Bill (AB) 209 still has not made its way to the Governor’s desk. Asked Thursday whether Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has taken any… Continue Reading