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Washington dairy recalls raw milk after positive test for E. coli

A dairy that has a history of pathogen problems is recalling unpasteurized, raw milk because it has tested positive for E. coli, which can cause serious infections, especially in young children. Owners of Spanish Sunrise Dairy in Yacolt, WA, posted the recall Tuesday. The recalled unpasteurized milk has a best-by date of Aug. 23, so… Continue Reading

Texas investigates brucellosis, warns against K-Bar raw milk

Texas officials say all raw milk and other unpasteurized products from K-Bar Dairy should not be consumed and should immediately be discarded because the dairy has been linked to an antibiotic-resistant strain of Brucella bacteria that has hospitalized at least one person. “At this time, it is uncertain how long Brucella (bacteria) may have been… Continue Reading

E. coli outbreak source unknown, but ground beef ruled out

Public health officials have ruled out ground beef as the likely source of an E. coli outbreak in southwest Utah, but they have not been able to pinpoint the source of the bacteria, which has already killed two children. “While the investigation continues into a source for this E. coli outbreak, we’ve determined ground beef is not… Continue Reading

E. coli outbreak sparks warning about raw milk, ground beef

The E. coli outbreak in southwest Utah that has already killed two is growing, and public health officials there have warned people to avoid consuming raw milk or recently purchased ground beef. Officials with the Southwest Utah Public Health Department initially reported six victims in a July 3 health alert. As of Tuesday, 11 victims… Continue Reading

Rhode Island lawmakers delay decision on raw milk until 2018

It’s now looking like Rhode Island’s legislature is going to put off any votes on legalizing sales of raw milk until next year. A nine-member special legislative study commission —to be known as the Commission to Study Raw Milk Regulations— has been recommended by the Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture. It would make a… Continue Reading

Rhode Island lawmakers plan vote on raw milk before last gavel

Ahead of its plans at week’s end to adjourn sine de di, the Rhode Island General Assembly will vote, as early as today, on Senate Bill No. 247, which would establish rules and regulations for raw milk sales. It is one of a handful of bills that the General Assembly said it would vote on… Continue Reading

IBM, Cornell identifying food hazards before outbreaks occur

When it comes to food safety, being able to identify traits of what is considered “normal” for a food ingredient, helps producers detect when something is “abnormal.” IBM and Cornell University will be collaborating to help keep the global milk supply safe. Specifically, next-generation genetic sequencing combined with bioinformatics analytics, will help reduce the chances of… Continue Reading

CDC’s 2018 ‘Yellow Book’ offers food safety advice for travelers

The CDC’s 2018 edition of it’s“Health Information for International Travel” guide is now available and accessible for free online. Often referred to simply as the “Yellow Book” for it’s yellow cover, the updated edition is also available in hard copy through online booksellers and Oxford University Press. The guide’s new edition features revisions, new sections,… Continue Reading

Ontario court could permanently shut down raw milk sales

Raw milk advocates on both sides of the 48th parallel are worried about the outcome of a trial in Ontario because they fear it could provide the template for ending sales of milk without pasteurization throughout Canada. The trial almost seems like a re-run because it involves the Crown versus Ontario’s best known raw milk… Continue Reading

FDA asked to allow interstate sales of raw milk with warnings

This spring’s state legislative season left raw milk advocates largely disappointed, but they’ve gotten up off the mat with a new federal strategy being advanced by a new group with new lawyers. The new strategy comes in the form of a citizen petition filed last month with the Food and Drug Administration’s docket management unit… Continue Reading