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FDA confirms outbreak strain at Rose Acre’s egg facility

Nothing causes more consumer confusion than the recall of a couple hundred million eggs by a significant producer. It brings out much befuddlement as retail egg buyers have to sort out Julian dates, brands, lot numbers, plant numbers and distribution channels. Worse than the confusion is that when people find eggs they have bad eggs… Continue Reading

Vinegar can help home cooks battle bacteria on leafy greens

Opinion

The most recent outbreak from Escherichia coli O157:H7 in romaine lettuce spurred me to pull up an old draft, trim it and post it in an attempt to promote public health. Enjoy.  In the Spring of 2017 while sprinkling balsamic vinegar over chopped romaine lettuce, I wondered if anyone had published on the bactericidal effect… Continue Reading

CDC says Salmonella outbreak traced to chicken salad is over

A deadly Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak traced to fresh chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores appears to be over after infecting at least 265 people. One person in Iowa died and 94 of the victims had symptoms so severe that they required hospitalization, according to a Friday update from the Centers for Disease Control and… Continue Reading

FDA gives Darwin’s pet food owners 15 days to clear up issues

Adulterated pet food, dead kitten, use of unapproved additive spur FDA warning letter

The FDA issued a formal warning letter to Arrow Reliance Inc. doing business as Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, citing pathogen problems at a production plant and saying scientific evidence shows the company’s cleaning solution is ineffective. Darwin’s is a manufacturer of raw pet foods and is based in Tukwila, WA. The April 2 warning letter… Continue Reading

Canada’s Salmonella investigation sparks chicken nugget recall

Erie Meat Products Ltd. is recalling Harvest Creek brand Chicken Nuggets from the marketplace because of  possible Salmonella contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recall stems from the ongoing investigation by CFIA and the Public Health Agency of Canada announced on March 15 into the Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in four Canadian provinces… Continue Reading

Darwin’s pet food owner knew of pathogens in production plant

The producer of Darwin’s brand raw pet foods knew about Salmonella in its plant, fielded more than 300 consumer complaints about sick or dead pets, and racked up a laundry list of food safety violations in 2017, according to government inspectors. Investigators from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Washington State Department of… Continue Reading

Blue Ridge Beef recalls more raw pet food for bacteria

Blue Ridge Beef has recalled more raw, frozen dog food because the FDA found Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in it. The recall of BRB Complete is the second recall for the company this month. Although no pet or human illnesses had been confirmed in connection with the BRB Complete dog food as of Monday, the… Continue Reading

Food, animals suspected in Salmonella outbreaks in Sweden

Swedish public health officials are investigating an outbreak of  Salmonella that is believed to be foodborne. Since October 2017, there have been 63 cases of Salmonella Kentucky infections reported by Swedish health authorities. Of those, 37 are in Västra Götaland, nine in Uppsala, three each in Skåne and Värmland, seven in Stockholm and four in… Continue Reading