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FDA warns bakery about mold, slime, ignorance of the law

A bakery in New Mexico is on notice from the FDA for failing to take required steps to ensure that food handling techniques, facility cleaning and sanitization, and pest protection are in accordance with food safety regulations. Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the Gallup, NM, location of K&B Company Inc. on May 8-15 and discovered the “serious violations,” according to a July 5 warning letter made public… Continue Reading

NM food handlers, foodservice operators face new regs

Foodservice operations such as restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools and prisons in New Mexico face a March 1 deadline to meet new state food safety requirements, but they’ve already had a year’s grace period to get their ducks and disinfectants in a row. Key provisions of the prevention-based regulations went into effect a year ago, but… Continue Reading

New Mexico parasite infection outbreak linked to raw milk

For the first time since CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report last year documented two siblings with cryptosporidiosis associated with raw milk consumption, a state is blaming an invasion of the microscopic parasites on raw milk. New Mexico officials want people to dump raw milk, warning the Cryptosporidium parasite causes a diarrheal disease known as cryptosporidiosis…. Continue Reading

CDC Update: 4 Deaths, 767 Salmonella Cases in 36 States Linked to Cucumbers

Oct. 14 update: CDC has again updated the Salmonella Poona outbreak linked to imported Mexican cucumbers. The latest case count is 767 people infected from 36 states (the state added to the list is Florida). There have been 157 hospitalizations so far, the agency stated. The Oct. 14 CDC update continues: Since the last update on… Continue Reading

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Has Sickened 50 People in 9 States

Raw tuna sushi could be the source

At least 50 people in the southwestern U.S. have been sickened with a rare strain of Salmonella that has been associated with consumption of raw tuna sushi in several states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC said Monday that the agency is working with public health officials in nine states to… Continue Reading

Arizona Reports Nine-Case Outbreak From Rare Strain of Salmonella

Maricopa County, AZ, is reporting nine illnesses from a rare strain of Salmonella paratypi which officials say is associated with raw minced or ground tuna used in sushi. Disease onset for the nine AZ cases was from April 3-16, 2015, and three people have been hospitalized, the county reported on Friday, May 15. “We are early into… Continue Reading

6 New Mexico Salmonella Cases Possibly Linked to Sushi

The New Mexico Department of Health, the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, and the New Mexico Environment Department are investigating a cluster of illness caused by Salmonella Paratyphi. There have been six confirmed cases reported in New Mexico residents, with onsets of illness from April 4 to May 1, 2015. Five individuals reside in… Continue Reading

New Mexico Legislature Lets Partial ‘Ag-Gag’ Bill Languish

A New Mexico bill requiring anyone making video or digital recordings of livestock injuries to submit the recording to law enforcement within 24 hours has been allowed to languish in the state Senate Judiciary Committee. New Mexico lawmakers leave for home on Saturday, meaning that Senate Bill 221 is almost certainly dead. The striking blow was a… Continue Reading